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Welcome to the Social Science Open Access Repository (SSOAR). Here on our website you will find steadily growing holdings of freely available, full-text social science documents.

If you want to search for documents, please use the browse and search function.

If you, as an author, would like to permanently archive your publications and make them accessible in SSOAR, please use the add new document function. You will first be requested to register once with the repository using an email address. As a registered user, you can upload and manage your full texts. The registered email address will be used for further communication with you and to send you the terms of use agreement. Please read our guidelines.

If you, as a research institution, a scholarly journal, or a publisher, wish to cooperate with us and to make a large number of publications, or the publications of your researchers, available to the public via SSOAR (so-called “secondary publication”), you can find out about delivery routes and formats, read our guidelines, and contact us.

To enable us to continuously optimise our services, we, the SSOAR team, would appreciate your feedback if you notice any defects or malfunctions.