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 SSRN & Copyright: What do I need to know?


SSRN & Copyright: How are the authors protected?

As an author posting a paper on SSRN, you are claiming ownership of the intellectual property. You do not transfer copyright for any papers (or other documents) you post on SSRN. When you upload a paper, you give SSRN the non-exclusive right to post and distribute your paper.


SSRN & Copyright: What can I post to SSRN?

Copyright gives the creator of intellectual property a set of specific rights associated with their works, to decide whether, and under what conditions, the work may be used by others. SSRN is committed to respecting the authors' rights to their papers as well as that of the publisher. In order for SSRN to disseminate research articles, we must verify that we have the necessary rights and that doing so does not infringe on the copyrights of others. 


You may have questions related to:

What version of my article can I post to SSRN?

How do I obtain permission in order to post my article to SSRN?

Why has my submission been set back to Not Submitted due to copyright?

Does SSRN now own the copyright to my paper?

What should I do if I suspect a copyright violation in a paper posted on SSRN?


For answers to these questions visit the Copyright section of our FAQ



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