First Look on SSRN is a place where journals identify and share content of interest prior to publication. First Look is a partnership between SSRN and some of the world’s most influential journals to provide rapid, early, and open access to evolving scholarly research. The early stage research shared can include preprints, accepted papers and papers under consideration.

First Look is a great opportunity for journals and their authors to share groundbreaking research with the world before anyone else. Researchers increasingly want to share their work early and widely, and First Look gives journals the opportunity to help authors do just that. When a journal has a First Look they are providing a seamless service to submitting authors who want to share a preprint version of their papers. With one click during the submission process to the journal, authors choose to post a preprint version of their paper on SSRN where it is curated and disseminated through SSRN's established and expansive research communities.

For general questions about First Looks on SSRN visit the SSRN FAQ page.

Are you a publisher interested in learning more about the First Look program? Visit the First Look on SSRN section of our FAQ for information.