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.

 

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.

 

Food Microbiology

Food Microbiology publishes original research articles, short research communications, and review papers dealing with all aspects of the microbiology of foods. The editors aim to publish manuscripts of the highest quality which are both relevant and applicable to the broad field covered by the journal. Studies must be novel and have a clear connection to the microbiology of foods or food production environments. The microbiological aspects of all stages of food production, from pre- to post-harvest and throughout processing and preparation, are of interest. Studies should be of general interest to the international community of food microbiologists. The editors make every effort to ensure rapid and fair reviews, resulting in timely publication of accepted manuscripts.

 

Food Packaging and Shelf Life

Food packaging plays a vital role in preserving food throughout the distribution chain. Without packaging, the processing of food can become compromised as it is contaminated by direct contact with physical, chemical, and biological contaminants. In recent years, the development of novel food packaging (modified atmosphere & active packaging) has not only increased the shelf life of foods, but also their safety and quality - therefore bringing convenience to consumers. Directly related, and interlinked, with food packaging is the concept of shelf life - the length of time that foods, beverages, pharmaceutical drugs, chemicals, and many other perishable items are given before they are considered unsuitable for sale, use, or consumption.

 

Food Structure

Food Structure is the premier international forum devoted to the publication of high-quality articles related to food structure and functionality. All articles must highlight the significance of the research findings for the food science community and/or industry.

 

Heliyon

Heliyon is an open access journal in the Cell Press family that publishes scientifically accurate, valuable, relevant, and rigorous research across life, physical, social, and medical sciences, adhering to accepted ethical and scientific publishing standards.

 

Industrial Marketing Management

First Look of the Industrial Marketing Management is an author opt-in preview of papers that are undergoing peer review in Industrial Marketing Management. These papers are posted here while undergoing review and their status will be updated once this has been completed. The aim behind the Industrial Marketing Management First Look page is to: Provide a venue for Industrial Marketing Management's 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 groundbreaking work before it has been published as well as allow them to post comments on the work. Industrial Marketing Management provides theoretical, empirical and case-based research geared to the needs of marketing scholars and practitioners researching and working in industrial and business-to-business markets.

 

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.

 

JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology

JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology is monthly subspecialty journal encompassing all aspects of the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. The Journal occupies a unique position by focusing primarily on the practicing clinical electrophysiologist’s need for context and critical information to direct therapeutic decision making; and aims to publish only the highest caliber papers and authors with a concentration on advancing the field.

 

Journal of Archaeological Science

The Journal of Archaeological Science is aimed at archaeologists and scientists with particular interests in advancing the development and application of scientific techniques and methodologies to all areas of archaeology. This established monthly journal publishes focus articles, original research papers and major review articles, of wide archaeological significance. The journal provides an international forum for archaeologists and scientists from widely different scientific backgrounds who share a common interest in developing and applying scientific methods to inform major debates through improving the quality and reliability of scientific information derived from archaeological research.

 

Journal of Business Research

First Look of the Journal of Business Research is an author opt-in preview of papers that are undergoing peer review in the Journal of Business Research. These papers are posted here while undergoing review and their status will be updated once this has been completed. The aim behind the Journal of Business Research First Look page is to: Provide a venue for Journal of Business Research's 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 groundbreaking work before it has been published as well as allow them to post comments on the work. The Journal of Business Research applies theory developed from business research to actual business situations. Recognizing the intricate relationships between the many areas of business activity, the Journal of Business Research examines a wide variety of business decisions, processes and activities within the actual business setting. Theoretical and empirical advances in buyer behavior, finance, organizational theory and behavior, marketing, risk and insurance and international business are evaluated on a regular basis. Published for executives, researchers and scholars alike, the Journal aids the application of empirical research to practical situations and theoretical findings to the reality of the business world.

 

Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control

The Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control provides an outlet for publication of research concerning all theoretical and empirical aspects of economic dynamics and control as well as the development and use of computational methods in economics and finance. Contributions regarding computational methods may include, but are not restricted to, artificial intelligence, databases, decision support systems, genetic algorithms, modelling languages, neural networks, numerical algorithms for optimization, control and equilibria, parallel computing and qualitative reasoning.

 

Journal of the Economics of Ageing

The Journal of the Economics of Ageing (JEoA) is an international academic journal that publishes original theoretical and empirical research dealing with the interaction between demographic change and the economy. JEoA encompasses both microeconomic and macroeconomic perspectives and offers a platform for the discussion of topics including labour, health, and family economics, social security, income distribution, social mobility, immigration, productivity, structural change, economic growth and development. JEoA also solicits papers that have a policy focus.

 

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.

 

Ultrasonics Sonochemistry

Ultrasonics Sonochemistry is a leading international journal devoted to publishing excellent quality research articles primarily on chemical reactions and reactors induced by ultrasonic waves, namely sonochemistry. In addition to focusing on chemical reactions, Ultrasonics Sonochemistry also values contributions related to cavitation (acoustic or hydrodynamic) induced events and processing such as sonoluminescence, and chemical/physical/biological transformation of materials.