A recent study shows availability on JSTOR positively influences how often an article is cited.

Does JSTOR increase citations for the scholarship it makes available? An article in the March 2015 issue of the Review of Economics and Statistics says that at least for economics scholarship between 1995 and 2005 the answer is yes. In the article, authors Mark J. McCabe and Christopher M. Snyder attribute JSTOR's importance in increasing citations to the cross-section of journals it offers, its comprehensive backfile coverage, and its relatively early gensis as an online journal aggregator. 

Sign up

Read our privacy policy here: