JSTOR is an online research and teaching platform that helps people discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content in a trusted digital archive. JSTOR provides a growing number of access options for individual researchers.
Register for Free Access
Register & Read Beta is a new, experimental program to offer free, read-online access to individual scholars and researchers. Register for a free MyJSTOR account to access content from 1300 journals, representing more than 800 publishers.
JPASS — Individual Access to JSTOR
JPASS is your personal access to the JSTOR archive. As a time-based, individual “library card,” it grants access to journals via one-month or one-year plans. To get started, click here.
Access free Early Journal Content
Content in JSTOR published prior to 1923 in the United States and prior to 1870 elsewhere is freely available to anyone, anywhere in the world. The Early Journal Content includes discourse and scholarship in the arts and humanities, economics and politics, and in mathematics and other sciences. It includes nearly 500,000 articles from more than 200 journals. No registration is necessary to access this content on JSTOR.
Access for Alumni
The Alumni Access program is an important step in our ongoing efforts to extend access to scholarship to individuals around the world. Alumni from participating higher education institutions gain full access to the same set of archive collection content available to current students and faculty at their alma mater.
See a list of the institutions in the program.
Purchase Articles & Journal Subscriptions
We work with more than 100 publishers helping them to provide access to the complete contents of their journals on JSTOR directly to individuals, some as a benefit of society membership and some for a fee. In addition, approximately 850 journals also have single articles for sale through JSTOR.
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