Scholarship without Borders: Open Access and its Impact on the Changing Scholarly Landscape: the View from Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
Open access has had a major impact on the dissemination of knowledge worldwide that accelerates innovation, impacts policy, and changes the very nature of the scholarly publishing ecosystem. The future of scholarship in the social sciences depends on the creation of sustainable open access services and development of alternative metrics of scholarly impact that work for the communities of scholars who share their work openly. SSRN has been a player in this space for over 20 years working directly with authors to share the results of their research and foster discoverability.
Gregg Gordon is President and CEO of Social Science Research Network (SSRN), a leading multi-disciplinary online repository of scholarly research in the social sciences and humanities. SSRN is focused on the high quality, rapid, electronic dissemination of scholarly research at the lowest possible cost - Tomorrow's Research Today. Currently the number one social science research repository in the world, SSRN provides a variety of electronic distribution and related services to help scholars create innovative research. More importantly, SSRN works with researchers to reduce the time needed to find relevant material, provide easy access to a broad array of interdisciplinary content, and significantly accelerate the cycle of research. Its eLibrary database has 600,000 papers from over 270,000 authors and users have downloaded close to 85 million full text papers since inception. Prior to helping Michael C. Jensen found SSRN in 1994, he worked at KPMG and entrepreneurial companies in technology and healthcare. Gregg speaks around the world and writes regularly about scholarly research and the changes needed to create innovative research faster.
The lecture is co-hosted by the CEU Library.