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JSTOR provides museums with access to nearly all archival journal collections for one set of fees: Arts & Sciences I – XV, All Thematic Collections, Life Sciences, Business IV, Ecology & Botany II, and 19th Century British Pamphlets

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Museums may also choose to add the Jewish Studies Collection, the Hebrew Journals Collection, the Ireland Collection, Struggles for Freedom: Southern Africa, World Heritage Sites: Africa, and Global Plants for a separate set of fees.


Subscriptions fees are based on your institution’s JSTOR classification. There are five JSTOR classifications for Museums: Very Small, Small, Medium, Large, and Very Large.

Classification is based on size, budget, and library holdings at your organization. To receive your JSTOR classification, contact us at with the following information:

  1. Institution Operating Budget: The overall operating budget for the latest year available
  2. Library Materials Budget: The budget for library acquisitions
  3. Periodicals: The number of active serial subscriptions
  4. Curatorial and Library Staff: The full time employment (FTE) of assistant, associate, and full curators, and the FTE of library professionals and support staff

Fees are effective through December 31, 2020.

Museum collection fees for classification of “Very small”
Collection Annual Access Fee (AAF)
Museums Collection $534
Global Plants Database $256
Jewish Studies Collection (Existing Participants) $108
Jewish Studies Collection (New Participants) $215
Hebrew Journals Collection $86
Ireland Collection $256