The JSTOR Access Initiative program provides free or reduced-fee access according to a tiered system. It offers unlimited access to a collection of all archival journals and primary sources on JSTOR:

Archive Journal collections
  • Arts & Sciences I – XV
  • Business IV
  • Ecology & Botany II
  • Hebrew Journals
  • Ireland
  • Jewish Studies
  • Life Sciences
Primary Source collections
  • Global Plants
  • 19th Century British Pamphlets
  • Struggles for Freedom: Southern Africa
  • World Heritage Sites: Africa

Tier 1

Tier 1 institutions in the JSTOR Access Initiative program receive free, unlimited access to a collection of all archival journals and primary sources on JSTOR.

Tier 2

Tier 2 institutions in the JSTOR Access Initiative program receive unlimited access to a collection of all archival journals and primary sources on JSTOR for a small yearly fee of $500.

Tier 3

Tier 3 institutions in the JSTOR Access Initiative program pay two fees to access a collection of all archival journals and primary sources on JSTOR.

Tier 3 Access Initiative ACF AAF
$5,000 $2,000

Steps to participate

  1. Submit your IP information.
  2. Download, print, and sign the Institutional Participation Agreement for the JSTOR Access Initiative.
  3. Scan and send your agreement to participation@jstor.org.

For more information please contact participation@jstor.org.