May 19, 2022

SSRN and bepress Begin Pilot Project with Two Law Libraries

From a SSRN Blog Post:

Last summer we gained a new sister company when Elsevier acquired bepress.
Although the news managed to raise some some eyebrows on our veteran team members, there was an obvious chance for collaboration. After many months of planning and discussions on what that collaboration might look like, we have finally begun a four-month pilot to explore integration between our platforms. Participating in the pilot with us is Columbia Law School’s Arthur W. Diamond Law Library and University of Georgia School of Law’s Library.

We’ll be working side-by-side to help find solutions to the obstacles faced in promoting open access scholarship. We are offering a new model to demonstrate the increased reach of legal scholarship when work is available through an open access repository as well as a specialized network of peers. We are simplifying the collection of papers and the data needed to measure the research impact on both SSRN and bepress.

With this test we also hope to streamline the work of libraries and staff who use both SSRN and bepress. We are working with library staff to obtain faculty permission and experiment with various submission models, including single submission, toward the goal of discovering solutions that help researchers and institutions simplify their processes.

Learn More, Read the Complete Blog Post

See Also: bepress and SSRN Announce Integration Pilot with Columbia and University of Georgia Law Schools

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.