Submissions to SSRN
A request for SSRN submissions is sent via email by the Head of Research Services at least three times a year. The email requests papers you would like to post or have recently posted to SSRN, and asks you to send papers and abstracts to the Research Services Coordinator, operating in this capacity as the UCI Law Submitter.
If you have a paper, you need to provide some information. The UCI Law Submitter begins the process of gathering all the necessary information in order post the paper to SSRN. Please submit the following required elements:
- Abstract to the paper.
- Email addresses for co-authors of the paper if known; if not known, the UCI Law Submitter enters a generic email address because one is required. Our SSRN representative, Gail Chianese, then suppresses this email address from public view.
- University Affiliations for UCI Law faculty and any co-authors.
- Journal titles for distribution. Select 1 to 12 titles, including the UCI Law & Legal Studies Review, from the SSRN eJournal Library.
And the following optional elements:
- Specific JEL Codes can be added if you provide them. A JEL topic list is available.
- Keywords as descriptors of your paper. You can choose or make up any keywords you wish.
We submit your paper. Once the UCI Law Submitter obtains all the necessary information listed above, a cover page for the UCI Law & Legal Studies Review is added and a new submission is entered into My Papers on SSRN.
SSRN reviews your paper. Once the paper is submitted to SSRN, it is reviewed and approved by SSRN. This part of the process normally takes one to three days.
Your paper is distributed to the eJournals you specified. Once your paper is approved, it is distributed to the eJournals you indicated. The UCI Law Submitter can track this process on the SSRN web site through My Papers.
You receive a confirmation email. After your paper is posted and distributed, a confirmation email is sent from SSRN to you and the UCI Law Submitter.
The UCI Law Submitter forwards the email confirmation to the Law School Web Editor for recording. You are copied on the email to keep you updated on all steps in the process.