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  • 1. Gregg_Gordon@SSRN.com SSRN President & CEO
  • 2. Gregg Gordon SSRN President & CEO Gregg_Gordon@SSRN.Com
  • 3. Gregg_Gordon@SSRN.com SSRNblog.com twitter.com/SSRN
  • 4. What is Critical Mass? - minimum amount of something required to start or maintain a venture - minimum mass of fissonable material that can sustain a chain reaction
  • 5. Scarcity is no longer an issue.
  • 6. There is a growing abundance of scholarship.
  • 7. e als ar ars ly journ 0+ ye sc holar every 2 do ubling There is a growing abundance of scholarship.
  • 8. e als ar ars ly journ 0+ ye sc holar every 2 do ubling There is a growing abundance of scholarship.
  • 9. Access to earlier stage research increases the relevant research.
  • 10. Access to earlier stage research increases the relevant research. IDEA
  • 11. Access to earlier stage research increases the relevant research. IDEA DRAFT
  • 12. Access to earlier stage research increases the relevant research. IDEA DRAFT FINAL
  • 13. Interdisciplinary classifications increase your relevant research. Average # eJournal Classifications YEAR in SSRN MyBriefcases 2004 1.85 2005 2.04 2006 2.38 2007 2.54 2008 4.25
  • 14. Do you have a Ptolemaic worldview? http://www.sciencemusings.com/blog/ uploaded_images/Ptolemy3-737466.jpg
  • 15. Traditional publishing models slow innovation.
  • 16. “A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it” Max Planck
  • 17. Free as in a FREE PUPPY
  • 18. C+C=C
  • 19. Connections and Conversations create powerful Communities.
  • 20. What community are you building?
  • 21. What community are you building?
  • 22. Significant community growth
  • 23. OJS Journals by Continent Asia 150 Oceania 201 Africa 340 N America 833 Europe 567 S America 877
  • 24. image created with http://www.wordle.net
  • 25. Powerful communities create powerful economies of scale
  • 26. Reaching Critical Mass
  • 27. Gregg_Gordon@SSRN.com SSRNblog.com twitter.com/SSRN