Access for Society Members and Individual Subscribers
What access is available for society members and individual subscribers?
JSTOR works with publishers and scholarly societies to offer access to specific titles to society members and independent researchers through what we call our Individual Access program. Individual access to journals in the JSTOR is provided by participating publishers.
An individual subscription option may not be available for all titles on JSTOR. Please contact the society or publisher directly to inquire if access to their journal on JSTOR is available.
How do I purchase an individual subscription?
For most journals in the Individual Access program, you’ll need to subscribe through the publisher or society directly before access is provisioned on JSTOR. If you are interested in obtaining individual access to a particular journal, please contact the appropriate publisher for registration and subscription information.
Individual subscriptions to titles published by Indiana University Press are available for purchase through JSTOR’s web shop.
I am member/subscriber with one of the societies or publishers that offer individual access on JSTOR. How do I access my individual subscription?
There are two access methods for individual subscribers.
Individual subscribers authenticate using their MyJSTOR accounts on JSTOR. Publishers send membership/subscriber information to JSTOR, and then JSTOR creates an activation link and sends access instructions to each member/subscriber.
Some publishers and societies create and maintain the individual accounts to JSTOR for their members. You may need to first login on the publisher/society website. The site will pass your authentication to JSTOR for access to their content.
I would like to subscribe to a journal published by Indiana University Press. How do I place my order?
To place an order, visit JSTOR’s webshop and select the journal from the catalog list.
Choose your subscription preferences for Edition, Subscription Type (Individual), Supplemental Offers (if applicable), Duration and Start Date.
Click "Add to Cart." (If you would like to add another journal subscription, click "Continue Shopping" and repeat steps 2 and 3.) Click "Checkout."
You will be presented with a page requesting your billing and shipping information. Please note that you may leave the Position and Department fields blank if they do not apply. Enter your address information, check "Use as Shipping Address" and click "Continue to Next Step."
Confirm your order and check the box to indicate you agree to JSTOR's Terms and Conditions. After you have submitted your billing/shipping information and clicked “Proceed to PayPal,” you will be directed to PayPal to submit your payment and complete your purchase.
I received an error when trying to purchase a subscription through the JSTOR web shop. What do I do?
In most cases, errors can be easily resolved. If an error occurs during checkout, please contact JSTOR Support and provide the full text of the error with your message. This will assist the Support team in identifying the cause of the error.