The College of Law has recently begun a Research Paper Series (RPS) with SSRN. An SSRN RPS showcases organizational and institutional research. Exposure to SSRN’s extensive community of relevant researchers and scholars increases the brand recognition and benefits authors. Some of the key features are a customized home page to aggregate the research, dissemination of content in a branded eJournal, and dedicated SSRN support.
If you submit your publications to SSRN via the library's submissions form, your publications will automatically be added to the NIU COL RPS and be eligible for promotion through our eJournal. If you self-submit to SSRN, please still fill out the submission form or email Rachel Ford to ensure your publication is added to the RPS as well as to Huskie Commons and your faculty profile page.
The procedures for editing your title and position above don't allow you to edit your affiliation. If your current affiliation is not correct, you'll need to add a new affiliation and deactivate the old one.
If you don’t have a copy of your official NIU headshot, contact Melody Mitchell and she can get one from Media Services. Or you can use another photo that meets SSRN’s guidelines:
To add your photo:
DOI stands for Digital Object Identifier. Just as an ORCiD ID uniquely & permanently identifies you, a DOI uniquely & permanently identifies a single article. The DOI stays the same no matter where the article resides (so even if the URL of where an article is stored changes, the DOI does not change).
DOIs are mostly used in the sciences and by commercial publishers. However, DOIs cost money to assign -- thus most law reviews don't use them.
From SSRN's blog:
“…once your paper has a DOI and starts to become cited beyond SSRN, we’ll be able to display the second set of CrossRef citations for your paper to provide a more complete picture of how your paper is being shared across the Web.”
Since CrossRef only tracks DOIs and most law review articles don’t have DOIs, don’t be surprised if your CrossRef numbers are low.
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