The SSRN eLibrary has delivered over 50,000,000 full text scholarly papers for free and receives over 60,000 new submissions each year from dozens of disciplines in the social sciences and humanities. But we know we can't do it all.
Based on a multi-year, successful partnership with now publishers, SSRN created the Sustainability Research & Policy Network with GSE Research. now's approach to Open Access, while still early in its experience, does not seem to have had a negative impact on sales and generated positive reactions from its authors. Plus, now’s reach to its target audiences grew significantly by being included in the SSRN eLibrary database. This session will outline the basis for creating these collaborations, provide the motivations and perspectives of the different organizations, explain why it is critical for content creators and providers to build relationships that focus on their specific strengths, and share some of the positive and not so positive experiences. In addition, the audience will have an opportunity to ask questions about the changing role of publishers and exchange ideas about identifying and building on your strengths.