Platform enhancements

JSTOR rolled out streamlined platform designs and new features to make searching, browsing, and viewing content easier.


  • Our award-winning Text Analyzer is now multilingual
  • Open Access and free content is now easily discoverable at
  • Our self-directed Research Basics course is easier to use and accessible without registration
  • My Workspace is now easier to organize
  • Data for Research has been improved
  • Using Register and Read has become easier–no more shelves!
  • The text viewer for journal articles now offers improved previews and the ability to enlarge
  • We now support NoodleTools citation export

Expanding content

JSTOR continuously works with publishers, museums, scholars, artists, and others to make their content digitally discoverable.

Added in 2018

200+ journals

1,750 Open Access ebooks

Total now available

2,600+ journals

4,000+ Open Access ebooks

Usage in 2018

We help scholars explore a wide range of academic content through the powerful and trusted JSTOR platform.

80 million

articles downloaded

127 million

articles viewed

160 million

content accesses

13 million

ebook chapter views
and downloads

131 million

ebook and journal

New offerings and initiatives

Artstor search on JSTOR

Through a pilot project, we extended Artstor image search to the JSTOR platform, making more than 1 million images discoverable for institutions that participate in both services.

Open Access on JSTOR

Our rapidly growing Open Access (OA) ebook program now features 4,000+ high-quality titles—including 600 titles from El Colegio de México.

JSTOR Security Studies

An interdisciplinary resource gathering academic and policy research on international and national security problems and foreign policy issues, encompassing perspectives from around the world.

JSTOR Lives of Literature

A collection of academic journals devoted to the deep study of writers and texts associated with core literary movements in support of advanced literary studies and interdisciplinary research.

The JSTOR Understanding Series (Beta)

A tool that fosters student engagement with classic literature by connecting passages in primary texts with journal articles and book chapters on JSTOR that cite those lines.