The Books at JSTOR program offers more than 85,000 scholarly ebooks, integrated with journals and primary sources on JSTOR’s easy-to-use platform. As a not-for-profit with a mission to serve the academic community, JSTOR worked closely with librarians, publishers, and scholars to develop this program.
Join 250+ publishers in making your frontlist and backlist titles available on one of the world’s best-known academic resources.
Usage and impact
We’ve learned that making monographs easy to discover and access within researchers’ existing digital workflows is the key to ensuring high usage and impact. Users can cross-search ebooks and journals on JSTOR, and the consistent experience makes it easy for users to find relevant content regardless of format. We also offer libraries free MARC records, and all titles are indexed in search engines and discovery services.
Ebook usage on JSTOR has grown steadily, and there were a total of more than 12 million item requests in 2019! Each participating publisher has access to usage data for their titles, including institution and country details. These reports help publishers gain a clearer understanding of the market and the impact of their content.
All ebooks are preserved in Portico, ITHAKA’s digital preservation service. Portico’s trusted process ensures that the content it preserves will remain accessible and usable for researchers, scholars, and students in the future.
JSTOR works with more than 11,000 institutions in 175+ countries; we have sales representatives around the world who work to increase institutional participation.
We have developed flexible models that are sustainable for both publishers and libraries. Ebooks are available to libraries through title-by-title selection (direct or via GOBI), subject collections, Demand-Driven Acquisition (DDA), and Evidence-Based Acquisition (EBA). We’ve found that the usage-based acquisition models increase the impact of backlist titles by making a broad set of titles discoverable to researchers. Backlist titles may be newly relevant due to current events or changes in curriculum or research interests; DDA and EBA surface these valuable titles for use and acquisition.
More than 6,000 Open Access ebooks are available on JSTOR from 80+ scholarly publishers. These titles are freely available to everyone under the terms of a Creative Commons license selected by each publisher. JSTOR integrates these ebooks with all other content on JSTOR and offers the same level of support for MARC records, discovery workflows, and preservation as our licensed content.
The Open Access ebooks have been used in every country and territory in the world; at 11,700 institutions, including small libraries that may not otherwise afford access to scholarly materials; and by all types of researchers–not only academics and students but public policy researchers, novelists and poets, museum curators, activists, Wikipedia editors, genealogy and local history researchers, and the intellectually curious.
To learn more about participating in Books at JSTOR, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.