The SSRN Community continued its growth over the past six months. Downloads averaged close to 1,000,000 per month growing the full-text downloads since inception to 72 million. We will reach 75 million early in 2014 and we can envisage 100 million in late 2015. This milestone is one we had previously not contemplated yet appreciate greatly. We have a lot of work to do before we get there and are incredibly proud of the role we play in helping create innovative research by facilitating the worldwide, free and early distribution of scholarly research papers.

The SSRN eLibrary currently has 522,000 paper abstracts from 242,000 authors and received 67,000 new submissions during the year. We have extracted 8.8 million references and 8.9 million footnotes, and matched 5.9 million citations from our 427,000 full text papers.

Our mid-year distribution break is scheduled for Monday, 23 December 2013 through Sunday, 5 January 2014. During the break, SSRN's abstracting eJournals will not be distributed so that we can expand the capacity and improve the performance of our site. We will continue to provide support for downloads, submissions, and subscriptions but there will be periods of time during the break when the site is unavailable.

For any requests during the break, please contact customer support at Support@SSRN.com or call toll free 877-SSRNHelp (877-777-6435). Outside of the United States, call +1 585 442 8170. We are available 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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