Elsevier's SSRN launches ChemRN

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SSRN, the working paper repository and preprint server owned by Elsevier, has launched ChemRN – a chemistry research network.

The announcement comes soon the June launch of BioRN, SSRN’s network dedicated to biology. BioRN already has nearly 5,000 papers live from approximately 6,500 authors.

Gregg Gordon, managing director of SSRN, said: 'The launch of ChemRN is part of our strategy to extend the expertise and knowledge we have in building community driven networks to benefit even more people in the research community. It’s been a little over a month since we launched BioRN, our network dedicated to biology research. It has been a huge success and we look forward to ChemRN being just as a popular.'

With ChemRN, chemistry researchers can share ideas and other early stage research, including posting preprints and working papers. Users can upload and read papers for free in fields including energy, environmental and materies Sciences.

SSRN has been serving the research community since 1994 and was acquired by Elsevier in May 2016.