JSTOR’s first collection includes core journals in economics, history, political science, and sociology, as well as in other key fields in the humanities and social sciences.


The collection includes an exceptional group of history titles, such as The American Historical Review, the oldest scholarly history journal in the U.S, The Journal of African American History, Speculum, The William and Mary Quarterly, and The Journal of American History, published by Oxford University Press.

The American Historical Review The Journal of African American HistorySpeculum A Journal of Medieval StudiesThe William and Mary Quarterly

Social sciences

Core titles cover political science, sociology, and population studies, including the American Political Science Association’s The American Political Science Review, as well as the American Journal of Political Science, International Organization, and The Journal of Politics. Journals in sociology include the American Sociological Association’s American Sociological Review and American Journal of Sociology, the oldest scholarly sociology journal in the United States. This collection offers more titles in population studies than any other Arts & Sciences collection.

American Political Science Review American Journal of Political ScienceAmerican Sociological ReviewAmerican Journal of Sociology

Ecology, biology, and anthropology

Journals from preeminent scholarly associations include ecology and evolutionary biology titles by the Ecological Society of America, Ecology and Ecological Applications. Also of note are titles from British Ecological Society, the first ecological society in the world, and a set of anthropological publications from the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, the world’s oldest anthropological organization.

Ecology Ecological Applications


Includes a group of philosophy journals with distinguished histories. The Philosophical Review was established by William James and John Dewey, two of the founders of pragmatism and functional psychology. Other important titles are Ethics, The Journal of Philosophy, and Mind, with contributors such as Charles Darwin, Lewis Carroll, Bertrand Russell, Alan Turing, and Noam Chomsky.

Philosophical Review EthicsThe Journal of PhilosophyMind

Business, economics, and finance

Journals in economics, business, and finance broaden the scope of this collection. Founded in 1886, The American Economic Review anchors a group of titles from the American Economic Association. Other leading journals include the Econometric Society’s Econometrica and the Royal Economic Society’s The Economic Journal. Also of distinction is The Journal of Finance, published by the American Finance Association.

The American Economic Review EconometricaThe Economic JournalThe Journal of Finance

Mathematics and statistics

This collection contains key titles in mathematics and statistics, such as the American Journal of Mathematics and The American Mathematical Monthly, as well as journals from the American Mathematical Society and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Also of note are journals from the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, the American Statistical Association, and the Royal Statistical Society.

American Journal of Mathematics The American Mathematical Monthly