Social Science Research Network enters the citation count business

On TaxProf Blog Paul Carron reports here that SSRN has entered the fray on scholarly citations:

SSRN has now entered the citation count field with its new “References & Cites” feature.  To check it out, go to SSRN and click on “Search,” and then “Beta Lab.”  In the left column, you will see the “References & Cites” with statistics on:

  • Papers with Resolved References: Total number of papers in the SSRN eLibrary with resolved references.
  • Papers with Cites: Total number of papers in the SSRN eLibrary with one or more resolved cites from other papers (described above).
  • Note: The links for the two pages containing a paper’s References and Cited By links (when available) are on each paper’s SSRN abstract page.
  • Total References: Total number of references to other papers that have been resolved to date, for papers in in the SSRN eLibrary.
  • Total Cited by: Total number of cites to papers in the SSRN eLibrary whose links have been resolved to date.

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