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 What are First Look on SSRN?


In support of Open Science, SSRN First Look allows journals and research organizations to share research in a dedicated, journal- or organization-branded, space. SSRN First Look enables early and open dissemination of research which facilitates collaboration and early citations. During submission, First Look journal authors can choose to release their manuscript publicly to SSRN as a First Look paper in a single click via an “opt-in” tick-box. The author’s choice has no effect on the editorial process or outcome of the journal decision, and the Publication Status is kept updated to provide readers with transparency on the latest status of the manuscript. 


Please reach out to first-look@ssrn.com for more information on First Look and details of how to become a First Look partner. You can also view active First Looks and our list of current partners on SSRN.


Sample First Look "Preprints with The Lancet" on SSRN

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