Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is a collaborative research network for distributing social science research results from scholars around the world in a number of specialized research networks. You may subscribe to any individual papers and e-journals within the specialized research networks to receive email alerts when papers and e-journals latest research from the world’s foremost researchers.


Access SSRN


The Library subscribes to the following specialized research networks:


  • Accounting Research Network
  • Economics Research Network
  • Financial Economics Network
  • Corporate Governance Network
  • Humanity Network (including Classics, Literature, Music & Composition, Philosophy and Rhetoric & Communication)
  • Legal Scholarship Network
  • Management Research Network


Who may subscribe to SSRN?


HSUHK students and faculty members


How to subscribe to SSRN?


(a) To acquire USER ID and PASSWORD

  1. Go to
  2. In upper left hand corner, click “Free Registration” and follow the instructions
  3. At the right box for new members, input your email address (email address should be
  4. Fill in the required information and click “Create Account”
  5. You will receive an email from SSRN with the verification link to activate your SSRN account
  6. Enter your User ID and Password to login. The User ID is your email address (email address should be


(b) To join The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong site subscription

  1. Go to and enter User ID and Password
  2. Select “Subscriptions” from menu choices column on the left side of the screen
  3. On Journal Subscription Manager page, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “JOIN” button
  4. Enter The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong in the “Search Criteria” box and click “Search”
  5. Click “Join”
  6. Check the box associated with the available SSRN Network you would like to join and click “Submit”
  7. Click “Close” and you will be returned to your Journal Subscription Manager page


(c) To select e-journals

  1. All Networks that available to you will be shown with a check mark in the adjoining box
  2. In the Network box, click on “Click here”
  3. Next to the name of the network (highlighted in yellow) click “Expand All”
  4. Select the e-journals you wish to receive by checking the box next to each e-journal’s title
  5. For additional Network choices, select from the list at the top of the page, and repeat steps 3 and 4.