Frequently Asked Question: What is a Top Ten List?

We count the number of times a paper has been downloaded and rank them within different categories. These rankings include the Top Ten downloaded papers for All Time and for papers distributed in a SSRN email journal in the previous 60 days for each category. Top Ten Lists are available for all SSRN abstracting journals and for each of its subject networks on the Browse by Journal List. To view a Top Ten List, expand a network and click on the Top button.

Top Ten Downloads

The “Weekly Top 5 Papers” that are posted on SSRNblog each week are the overall top 5 downloaded papers for that given week.