• Yes. Discipline-specific collections are offered in major disciplines, including Ecology & Botany, Business, Language & Literature, and Mathematics & Statistics.

  • JSTOR currently offers 28 collections of archival journals. Of these, 13 are multidisciplinary Arts & Sciences collections, one is devoted to disciplines in the life sciences, and two additional multidisciplinary collections, Ireland and Hebrew Journals, are united by a common national or linguistic background. JSTOR also offers 12 discipline-specific collections for institutions with a specialized research focus.

  • A moving wall is a set period of time (usually three to five years) between a journal issue’s publication date and its availability as archival content on JSTOR. The moving wall for each journal is set by the publisher to define the portion of its publication history constituting its archive.

  • A journal's collection of archival issues is defined by each publisher according to a set number of years that must pass after an issue's publication. Most issues are added to the archival collection of a journal within three to five years of being published.

    The complete archival record is included for most journals on JSTOR, back to the first volume and issue.

  • Yes. All higher education institutions outside of the United States fall into “savings categories” determined by country, and institutions are also given classifications based on their size and library holdings. These factors determine the institution’s savings on the list price for each collection. Savings are also available for charter and sustainer members, as well as institutions participating in JSTOR through a consortium.

  • No. JSTOR will automatically continue to provide access to the collections licensed at your institution and will send you an invoice at the beginning of your next billing cycle.

    Please note that some institutions sign licenses for fixed terms or do not have autorenew clauses in their JSTOR participation agreements. If you are unsure about your status, please contact us at participation@jstor.org.

  • Institutions are invoiced for their JSTOR archive collections on a yearly cycle, usually in January. When you begin access to a collection, you will be invoiced for the one-time Archive Capital Fee (ACF) as well as a prorated amount for the yearly Annual Access Fee (AAF). Starting at the beginning of your billing cycle, you will then be invoiced for the full Annual Access Fees for all licensed collections. Payment is due within 30 days for US institutions and 60 days for international institutions.

  • Yes. Institutions in many communities outside of higher education participate in JSTOR, including museums, secondary schools, government and not-for-profit organizations, public libraries, community colleges, and for-profit organizations.

  • Yes. The Register & Read program offers free, read-only access to more than 1,300 journals on JSTOR. Users are permitted to read up to three articles for free on JSTOR every 14 days. In addition, Early Journal Content is available for free reading and downloading. Early Journal Content covers all articles published in the United States before 1923 and articles published in other countries before 1870.

  • No. Archival journal content on JSTOR is offered through aggregation only. If you are interested in getting full-run access to a single title (spanning both archival and current content for the individual journal), this option is available as part of the Current Scholarship Program.