The Duck of Minerva

SSRN Bound Editions

28 July 2011

The question before us: does SSRN now include a Vanity Press option, or it the new AllAcademic?

In the email box:

SSRN recently released our Purchase Bound Hard Copy Service. Authors and readers can now order printed copies of select papers in the SSRN eLibrary, which provides another format for users to access research papers. The Free One-Click Download option is not affected by this new service.

For $9.99 plus shipping, the reader will receive a black and white printed and “perfect bound” copy of the PDF document with a glossy color cover. The cover includes the title of the paper, and the authors with their affiliations. A sample cover and additional details about the Purchase Bound Hard Copy service, including details on which papers are eligible, are available on our FAQ.

We invite you to try this new service and share your experience with us.

Gregg Gordon
Social Science Research Network

Of course, AllAcademic trolled for papers from conferences rather than hosted a searchable database. But still.