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SSRN Case Study

User of SSRN


This case study of a user of SSRN is based on an April 2019 survey conducted by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.


The business challenges that led the profiled user to evaluate and ultimately select SSRN:

  • When asked which of the following services they have submitted to in the past, they said SSRN.

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of SSRN that the surveyed user uses:

  • When asked what job title best describes their role in scholarly research they said, Researcher.
  • They are currently affiliated with an institution of higher education.
  • They are aware that their library is able to subscribe to the SSRN database of research.
  • Has been conducting research for 1-5 years.
  • Confirmed that they do not subscribe to SSRN curated e-journal content.
  • They read SSRN papers very often.


The surveyed user achieved the following results with SSRN:

  • Agreed that the visibility of their research within their field is somewhat well-known.
  • When asked how frequently they upload research to preprint servers, they said often.
  • Confirmed that researchers in their field definitely accepted the distribution of working papers or preprints as a common stage of the publication process.

About This Data

This data was sourced directly from verified users of SSRN by TechValidate.

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