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 The significance of SSRN Rankings


Paper Statistics, Rankings, and PlumX Metrics are just three of the ways researchers can determine the global impact of their work.


What information can be found on the Rankings page?

SSRN compiles rankings of Papers, Authors, and Organizations in our system based on a number of relevant measures, such as downloads and citations.


Who is eligible for the rankings?

To be ranked, an author must have at least one publicly available scholarly full-text paper posted on SSRN.


Why am I missing from an Author ranking?

Rankings are based on affiliations and downloads. Affiliating at the school and/or department level ensures you fall on the appropriate ranking. See Add/Update Your Affiliation(s) for more information.


Is our school and/or organization eligible for a particular organizational ranking?

Schools and organizations must meet specific criteria in order to be included. SSRN Online Help Desk can assist with determining eligibility.


What is a Top Ten List?

We count the number of times a paper has been downloaded and rank them within different categories. These rankings include the Top Ten downloaded papers for All Time and for papers distributed in a SSRN email eJournal in the previous 60 days for each category. Top Ten Lists are available for all SSRN abstract eJournals and for each of its subject networks on the Browse by eJournal List. To view a Top Ten List, expand a network and click on button to the right of the name. Within the dialog box that opens, select "View: Top Downloaded", and a page will open which displays the All-Time and Recent Hits Top 10 lists.

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