SSRN Considered Harmful

5 Pages Posted: 4 Mar 2007

Date Written: February 26, 2007

Abstract

The Social Science Research Network (SSRN) has adopted several unfortunate policies that impair open access to scholarship. It should enable one-click download, stop requiring papers to bear SSRN watermarks, and allow authors to point readers to other download sites. If it does not reform, those who are serious about open access should not use SSRN.

Suggested Citation

Grimmelmann, James, SSRN Considered Harmful (February 26, 2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=965633 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.965633

James Grimmelmann (Contact Author)

Cornell Law School ( email )

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Cornell University
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United States

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