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Citations on SSRN


Citations listed on SSRN are compiled by a beta technology called CiteReader which automatically scans PDFs to capture and link references together in our database. Although the process for detecting citations through CiteReader is lengthy, under most conditions, it can capture and verify references stored in a "Reference" section with nearly 100% accuracy.


Here is a guide to understanding the Citation tabs which may appear your abstract page:

  • Citations - The Citations tab on your SSRN abstract page represents instances of other papers citing your paper. Self-citations are not counted toward your citations count. The other paper citing your paper must be on SSRN and the reference in their PDF must be within a dedicated references section in order to be captured and counted in your citations count.
  • References - The References tab on your SSRN abstract page represents instances of your paper citing other SSRN papers. If your paper cites or references another paper on SSRN, the author of that paper will be credited with a citations count.
  • Footnotes - The Footnotes tab on your SSRN abstract page represents the contents of all the footnotes CiteReader found in your paper. References to other papers found as footnotes are not counted in the citations count of that author's paper. You will need to place references to other SSRN papers in a dedicated references section of your PDF in order for them to be counted.


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