SocArXiv debuts, as SSRN acquisition comes under scrutiny

(19 July 2016) Richard Poynder in his blog writes that  the arrival of a new preprint server for the social sciences called SocArXiv comes just a month after news that Elsevier is acquiring the Social Science Research Network (SSRN), a preprint repository and online community founded in 1994 by two researchers.

He writes that the real significance of SocArXiv is that it points to a growing reluctance within the research community to rely on legacy publishers, or indeed any for-profit organisation (as SSRN always was).

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