50 Million Downloads

SSRN delivered its 50,000,000 full-text download!

On 12/26/11 a major milestone occurred when Jan Bena, UBC Professor downloaded “Economic Nationalism in Mergers & Acquisitions” by Isil Erel and Serdar Dinc. It was the 50 millionth full text PDF delivered from the SSRN eLibrary. Congratulate Jan if you see him because he will receive free subscriptions to all the SSRN eJournals for life!

The SSRN eLibrary currently has 375,000 paper abstracts from over 175,000 authors and has received 60,000 new submissions during the year. SSRN’s Citereader project with ITX Corp. has extracted 7.4 million references, 4.7 million citations, and 7.7 million footnotes from our 306,000 full text papers.

SSRN’s CEO, Gregg Gordon is headed to the AFA 2012 Chicago Meeting and will congratulate Jan personally. Thank you all for making this possible.