SSRN's 2016 Year-End Update Letter

2016 has been an exciting year of development at SSRN. Since joining Elsevier earlier this year, we have devoted significant resources to full-text search, SSRN's mobile experience, and redesigning our homepage and all 306,000 author pages. The new abstract page is currently being tested and will be released in early January. Many new features that the SSRN community has requested will be released throughout 2017.

This year has also marked SSRN's 100 millionth download. We are very proud to share this milestone with the SSRN's global community. SSRN eLibrary currently hosts nearly 708,000 papers and we look forward to expanding the eLibrary in several important ways during 2017. Our year-end distribution break is scheduled for 24 December 2016 through 1 January 2017. During the break, SSRN's eJournals will not be distributed so that we can improve the performance of our servers and give our team some well deserved rest. We will continue to provide support for downloads, submissions, and subscriptions.

For any requests during the break, please contact customer support at 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 time.

Please share your feedback and experiences about SSRN with me directly at or use our "Feedback to SSRN" link available on most SSRN web pages. Our team is always interested to hear how SSRN affects you personally, and I am always happy to connect and talk about scholarly communication.

Thank you for your continued support and happy holidays to you and your family!

Gregg Gordon
Managing Director