Elsevier buys research sharing website

Elsevier, the scientific publisher owned by RELX Group, has bought the Social Science Research Network, a website on which academics share draft papers that have not yet been published in a peer-reviewed journal. On Tuesday, the company announced that it had acquired SSRN, which has more than 2m users and ranks as one of the world’s most popular repositories of research in economics, law and social sciences, for an undisclosed sum

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