Research Paper Submission

SSRN Working Paper Submission

These are instructions for working paper and accepted paper submission for Smith School faculty and researchers. Inclusion of your research in this series allows for broad dissemination as well as the ability for your work to be easily accessed and referenced. Further, this series enhances the research visibility of our school by collecting our research in a common pool. 

The Smith School adopted the SSRN system as its official working paper repository. The series is now online and can be accessed at: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Robert-H-Smith-Business.html. We encourage all faculty and PhD students to submit their working papers to this series. Inclusion of your research in this series allows for broad dissemination as well as the ability for your work to be easily accessed and referenced. Further, this series enhances the research visibility of our school by collecting our research in a common pool.

Please e-mail your research paper to ssrn@rhsmith.umd.edu preferably in PDF format along with the following mandatory information:

  1. The departments and/or centers in whose series your paper should be included (possible choices: Accounting, D&IT, Finance, LBPP, M&O; CEME, CHIDS, Dingman, HCIT; note -- you may choose more than one).
  2. A list of keywords.
  3. Authors: names and e-mail addresses – if these are not included on cover page of paper.
  4. Please confirm that the authors hold the copyright for this submission to SSRN.
  5. Indicate if this is an accepted paper and give the date of paper if a date is not given on the manuscript.

If the paper you would like to include is already on the SSRN site, but is not listed under Robert H. Smith series, please let us know and we will add it to the series. If you are already uploading papers to the SSRN site, you can continue to do so and just inform us whenever you have added a new paper so that we can include the paper in the Smith School Series.

If you have an old paper not on SSRN but on DRUM or Smith Papers Online, please e-mail us the link answering the five questions above and we will post it on SSRN Web site.

A cover page for each working paper will be created and will list all series in which the paper appears. Only one version of the paper would be posted on the SSRN site.

For any questions or comments please contact vinesh@rhsmith.umd.edu.