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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...
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How long do papers stay on First Look? 
Papers remain on First Look even if the manuscript is rejected from a journal, in which case the publication status of the First Look paper is updated to “Preprint”. Only in exceptional cases, where r...
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What is a First Look "Publication Status" ?
Manuscripts related to First Look papers can be at different stages in the editorial, review, or publication process. This is indicated by the “Publication Status” which is kept updated.
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Do First Look papers appear anywhere else on SSRN?
Yes. First Look papers are cross-classified into other relevant research topics within SSRN. This is a great way to increase both the discoverability of First Look papers and exposure of First Look jo...
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I would like to change or remove my First Look submission. Who do I contact?
Please direct questions regarding your First Look submission to the 
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Is First Look only for journals?
First Look is primarily a tool for journals to showcase their submitted manuscripts early and openly, provided the authors agree. However, First Look can also be leveraged by research organizations to...
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As a published journal or research organization, how can I find out more about SSRN's First Look?
Please reach out to first-look@ssrn.com for mo
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