First Look on SSRN


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.

First Look offers both branded and non-branded services for journals. Branded First Looks have a journal homepage where all preprints associated with the journal will be posted. These preprints will also have the journal’s branding on their abstract pages. Non-branded First Looks allow authors to post their content as standard preprint in the SSRN general corpus. Both types of First Looks offer the same seamless submission process for authors.

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

For more details or questions, please contact Cathy Blocher, Content Manager