Do You SSRN?

The Scrivener, p. 4, Winter 2011

2 Pages Posted: 13 Dec 2019

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Norman Otto Stockmeyer

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School

Date Written: March 18, 2011


Articles published in law reviews and major legal journals are retrievable on line through searchable subscription databases. But articles of general interest in “second tier” legal periodicals would be lost if not for Google-searchable open-access repositories such as the Social Science Research Network (SSRN).

This article describes SSRN’s various archiving and research functions. It explains step-by-step how to abstract and upload working papers and published articles. The primary emphasis is on how legal authors can use SSRN as a digital archive of their publications. “Green publishing” - using SSRN’s abstracting eJournals to disseminate and self-publish articles in electronic form - is also described. A bibliography of source materials is provided.

Keywords: SSRN, Digital Archive, Legal Publishing

Suggested Citation

Stockmeyer, Norman Otto, Do You SSRN? (March 18, 2011). The Scrivener, p. 4, Winter 2011 , Available at SSRN:

Norman Otto Stockmeyer (Contact Author)

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School ( email )

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Haslett, MI 48840
United States
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