First Look on SSRN


First Look on SSRN is a place where journals identify and share content of interest prior to publication. First Look is a partnership between SSRN and some of the world’s most influential journals to provide rapid, early, and open access to evolving scholarly research. The early stage research shared can include preprints, accepted papers and papers under consideration.

Interested in your journal being seen as a pioneer for new research? Check out our First Look program to share your newest latest research with a wider audience faster than ever before.

Have more questions on how First Look can benefit your research or are you just interested in learning more about First Look? Send an email to for anything pertaining to First Look.

View the First Look participants in this network:

Acta Materialia, Inc.

Acta Materialia, Inc. ‘First Look’ is a preview of papers that are undergoing peer review in an Acta Materialia, Inc. journal - Acta Materialia, Acta Biomaterialia, Scripta Materialia or Materialia. The aim behind the Acta Materialia, Inc. First Look page is to: provide a venue for Acta Materialia, Inc. journals’ authors to host preprints of their work; allow authors to showcase their research results prior to review and publication, thus aiming to speed up the dissemination process; provide readers with an insight into groundbreaking work before it has been published as well as allow them to post comments on the work.