The Social Science Research Network has just announced the beta release of their citation extraction initiative. This new large-scale citation data will be particularly interesting to those who study citation behavior, especially in the SSRN’s main fields of law and business. The SSRN’s focus on working papers means that much of the work available is at the cutting edge of its field. This allows for interesting comparative approaches studying the citation networks of peer-reviewed published works and working papers.
To view citation information visit SSRN, find a publication of interest and click the ‘references’ or ‘footnotes’ tab. While not all of the papers have had their citation information extracted many have and more are being processed as the project progresses.