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. Authors “opt-in” to First Look when they submit their paper and the preprint version of that paper is then posted on SSRN where it is curated and disseminated through SSRN’s established and expansive research communities.

Which Journals should we partner with next? We'd like to include the Journals you most often submit to and read.

 

Current First Look Participants:

Acta Materialia, Inc. First Look

Acta Materialia, Inc. First Look is a preview of papers that are undergoing peer review in an Acta Materialia, Inc. journal - Acta Materialia, Acta Biomaterialia, Scripta Materialia or Materialia.

The aim behind the Acta Materialia, Inc. First Look page is to provide a venue for Acta Materialia, Inc. journals’ authors to host preprints of their work, allow authors to showcase their research results prior to review and publication, thus aiming to speed up the dissemination process, provide readers with an insight into ground breaking work before it has been published as well as allow them to post comments on the work.

 

Cell Press Sneak Peek

Sneak Peek, now hosted on SSRN, is an author opt-in preview of the papers under review in Cell Press primary research journals. Cell Press is a leading publisher of scientific research and reviews in life, physical, and earth sciences. With a commitment to improving scientific communication, Cell Press combines the highest-quality science with innovations in technology and publishing practices.

 

Equity in STEM

The Equity in STEM “First Look” bridges the gap between researchers and practitioners advancing intersectional gender equity for faculty in academic STEM and diverse communities in the STEM workforce. This quarterly publication disseminates evidence-based systemic change initiatives through multimedia elements, including presentations, promising practices, white papers, videos, podcasts, webinars, and more. Each curated issue allows peers from the ARC Network Community to share content at all stages of development, facilitating early adoption and implementation and broadening our impact in STEM.

 

JACC: Basic to Translational Science

JACC: Basic to Translational Science is an open access journal that serves as a platform for accelerating the translation of new scientific discoveries into new therapies that improve clinical outcomes for patients afflicted with or at risk for cardiovascular disease. JACC: Basic to Translational Science seeks to become both a forum and a learning center for investigators in academia and industry, patients and families, the National Heart Blood and Lung Institute and the US Food and Drug Administration to help advance translation cardiovascular medicine.

We are partnering with SSRN to provide JACC: Basic to Translational Science First Look, a pre-print site on which participating research will be showcased while it undergoes the review process. This will allow researchers to have very early access to forthcoming work, as well as supporting researchers in the early distribution of their research.

JACC: Basic to Translational Science First Look is an author opt-in preview of the papers under review in our primary research journal. An invitation to submit to First Look is provided to all authors of primary research articles at the time they are first sent for peer review. First Look makes papers discoverable earlier in the publication process.

 

Journal of Web Semantics First Look

Journal of Web Semantics, First Look provides rapid, early and open access to evolving scholarly research by sharing accepted versions of the papers that will be published in the journal. This First Look is part of our new Computer Science Research Network. The Journal of Web Semantics is an interdisciplinary journal based on research and applications of various subject areas that contribute to the development of knowledge-intensive and intelligent service Web.

 

KeAi: Chinese Roots Global Impact

We believe in the global impact of research from China. KeAi, which is Chinese for “Love for Science”, is a Beijing based, international publisher of English language, quality Open Access journals.

Powered by Elsevier, a global information analytics company specializing in science and health and China Science Publishing & Media Ltd., China’s leading academic publisher, KeAi unfolds quality research globally. We combine cutting edge technology and data insights with a personal approach to everyone we serve and everything we do. We are pleased to partner with SSRN's First Look, providing experts globally with pre-publication early insights into the latest international research results.

For more information about KeAi, please visit our website: http://www.keaipublishing.com/en/

 

NeuroImage: Clinical First Look

NeuroImage: Clinical considers articles covering diseases, disorders and syndromes involving the Nervous System and provides a vehicle for communicating important advances in the study of abnormal structure-function relationships of the human nervous system based on imaging. As part of our ongoing commitment to rapid publication we are delighted to involved in SSRN’s First Look. This is an author opt-in preview of the papers currently under consideration in the journal. These papers are posted here prior to peer review and their status will be updated once this has been completed.

 

Preprints with The Lancet

Preprints with The Lancet is part of SSRN´s First Look, a place where journals and other research experts identify content of interest prior to publication. This new preprint series for sharing non-peer-reviewed, early stage health and medical research is part of a collaboration between SSRN and The Lancet family of journals. Authors of all research papers submitted to any The Lancet family journal have been asked at submission whether they would like their paper to be posted as a preprint, an opt-in that all co-authors must agree to. Papers will be subject to SSRN’s usual checks, as well as an additional The Lancet specific check. Authors can also submit their papers directly through SSRN.

 

Social Sciences & Humanities Open

Social Sciences & Humanities Open is a home for open scholarship from across the social science and humanities disciplines. The journal offers rigorous peer review and fast publication. Our scope is inclusive: we encourage multi- and inter-disciplinary work as well as new and experimental forms of research, replication studies and negative findings. All submissions will be evaluated based on their academic and methodological validity and robustness of research.

As an open-access journal, we are committed to growing the transparency of research in manners compatible with the needs of social science and humanities scholars. We are partnering with SSRN to provide SSHO: First Look, a pre-print site on which participating research will be showcased while it undergoes the review process. This will allow researchers to have very early access to forthcoming work, as well as supporting researchers in the early distribution of their research.

 

Stem Cell Research

Stem Cell Research is dedicated to publishing high-quality manuscripts focusing on the biology and applications of stem cell research. It also publishes Lab resource articles, which describe the generation and characterization of pluripotent stem cell lines.
Stem Cell Research First Look is an author opt-in preview of the papers under review in our primary research journal. An invitation to submit to First Look is provided to all authors of primary research articles at the time they are first sent for peer review. First Look makes papers discoverable earlier in the publication process.

 

Surgery Open Science

Surgery Open Science is a new open access journal affiliated with the journal Surgery and striving to incorporate the strongest tenets of the open science movement including allowing author preprints, rigorous reviewing, and data sharing. As such, Surgery Open Science will provide leading edge dynamic, transparent, and interactive access to process and data.