School of Business Further Highlighting Faculty Research Through Branded Research Repository and eJournal Series with SSRN

The School of Business is partnering with SSRN to feature School of Business faculty research through a branded online repository, customized homepage and associated eJournal with the goal of increasing research awareness, reach and impact.

As background, SSRN, recently acquired by Elsevier, is an elibrary hosting more than 750,000 research papers from more than 350,000 researchers across 30 disciplines. SSRN has 2.2 million registered users and is considered the leading repository for economics, finance, law, and other social sciences. Downloads from the SSRN elibrary in the past 12 months total more than 13.2 million, with more than 116.2 million downloads since inception.

Nearly 30 School of Business faculty are already posting papers on SSRN and their papers as well as new School faculty papers will be in the repository. The eJournal will be published twice a year with six new papers in each edition.

“As the Director of Faculty Research at the Business School of George Mason, I see the initiation of our new working relationship as a significant initiative in several ways,” says Richard Klimoski. “It is designed to support our faculty and their research efforts. Moreover, as a professional development tool, our faculty will now have a venue for their working papers such that they would be able to receive both increased visibility for their ideas as well as opportunities for sophisticated peer feedback.”

Klimoski continues, “But, our partnership also sends a strong signal to our key stakeholders. Given the international reputation of SSRN Working Paper Series, it allows us to rightfully claim that we, in the School of Business, are involved in research of significance. We are doing work that has the potential for making a positive impact both on the intellectual fields touched upon in the papers but also on society. In this regard, I feel that the SSRN partnership goes on to highlight the Business School as a contributor in advancing George Mason’s own strategic vision-to be a university that makes a difference in the world.”

Next steps in development and implementation are to agree customized homepage elements and research categories for organizing the School’s papers with a repository launch later on in the fall and first eJournal edition in the spring.

Many thanks to Alex Philipov for his contribution and leadership in developing the School and SSRN partnership.

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Christina Batcheler Program Operations & Public Relations Specialist Research Partnerships & Grants Initiative, School of Business & Center for Assurance Research and Engineering (CARE), Volgenau School of Engineering George Mason University P: 703-993-3746 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030 *For our latest news, please go to our blog at: *To receive our news via email periodically, please send your email to: *Follow our tweets at: *Join our Meetup Group for upcoming events at:

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