Thanks for the extra detail. Do you know if SSRN allows for batch or automated additions to their database? I ask because it'd be interesting to see if there would be a way to have OJS interoperate semi-automatically with SSRN somehow, either pre- or post-publication. We do have some plugins that allow for other DBs to ingest information from OJS -- metadata and data. For example, we're planning on comprehensively supporting the SWORD protocol. Having the ingest function automated would save you some hassle -- logging in, adding metadata and uploading data would all be handled automatically.
Regarding your question about including a link: this would be a little more difficult, and would involve some coding. You could probably figure out a way to print out the contents of the article's abstract field, but that would really only suit if there wasn't any information besides the link itself. Something like the following added to templates/issue/issue.tpl in the correct place (say line 61 in OJS 2.3.1) would display the full abstract contents:
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... But this would be only slightly easier than the solution I described previously; you'd have to maintain the fix; and it'd be hard to sacrifice the full use of your abstract field. You could always create another metadata field within OJS to store the SSRN URL, but this would be more complex. Let me know if you have development resources on hand, and we can suggest how to go about doing this.