First Look on SSRN


First Look is a place where journals and other research experts identify content of interest prior to publication. It can include a wide range of early stage content types including working papers, proceedings, preprints, accepted papers, and papers under consideration. 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.

Interested in your journal being seen as a pioneer for new research? Check out our First Look program to share your newest latest research with a wider audience faster than ever before.

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Equity in STEM: Presented by the ARC Network

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.