SSRN delivered its 50 millionth full-text paper download early in 2012 and is currently close to 56 million downloads to date; a current run rate of 1,000,000 per month. This indicates the community's desire for tomorrow's research today and the value of broadly sharing pre-publication, interdisciplinary research.

The SSRN eLibrary currently contains 430,000 paper abstracts from 200,000 authors and has received over 66,000 new submissions over the last 12 months.

SSRN's Citereader project with ITX Corp. has extracted 7.7 million references, 5.2 million citations, and 7.9 million footnotes from our 350,000 full text papers. The team has also developed the ability to identify references from within footnotes and they will begin appearing on SSRN abstract pages soon.

Over the next six months, SSRN will continue to expand the breadth of social sciences and humanities research in the SSRN eLibrary by creating research networks in Innovation with Scott Stern and Eric von Hippel from MIT Sloan School of Management and Anthropology in cooperation with the American Anthropological Association. In addition, we will begin experimenting with non-English language scholarly research by creating a Hebrew language version of the SSRN site in partnership with Bar Ilan University.

Our mid-year distribution break is scheduled for Monday, 2 July 2012 through Sunday, 15 July 2012. During the break, SSRN's abstracting eJournals will not be distributed while we test new functionality and improve the performance of our servers. We will continue to provide support for downloads, submissions, and subscriptions but there will be periods of time when the site is unavailable.

For any requests during the break, please contact customer support at UserSupport@SSRN.com or call toll free 877-SSRNHelp (877-777-6435). Outside of the United States, call +1 585 442 8170. We are open Monday through Friday between 8:30AM and 6:00PM, United States Eastern.

I am always interested in your feedback about SSRN and our team loves to hear stories about how SSRN has impacted your life. Please contact me at Gregg_Gordon@SSRN.com or use our "Feedback to SSRN" link on most SSRN web pages.

Thank you for your continued support!

Gregg Gordon
President
Social Science Research Network
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