ITHAKA’s mission is to expand and enhance access to knowledge and education for people all over the world. As a not-for-profit organization, our aim is for our policies and decisions to maximize impact, not revenue or profit. At the onset of the pandemic in 2020, we promised that fees would not increase for JSTOR participants through 2023. We also introduced a year-long program that provided participating academic institutions with access to all Archive Collections at no additional cost. Since then,… Read more»
News Tag: Journals
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in March 2020 we instituted a temporary set of no-fee expanded access programs for participating institutions; as the crisis continued, we extended this access through June 2021. The programs clearly met a need, and millions of people are using this material today. Given our mission to provide access to knowledge and education to as many people as possible, we are challenging ourselves now to find a way to… Read more»
JSTOR is providing free access to more than 2,500 articles and book chapters complementing the Schomburg Center’s Black Liberation Reading List through December 31, 2021. The reading list was created by the Center to celebrate 95 years of collecting and preserving Black history, arts, and culture. More than 130 publishers agreed to participate in this project.
As the COVID-19 crisis continues to disrupt higher education, ITHAKA is extending the JSTOR and Artstor expanded access program through June 30, 2021 to help institutions in their shift to remote teaching.
Institutions that have opted in don’t need to take any action — they will continue receiving access to unlicensed JSTOR Archive and Primary Source collections and the Artstor Digital Library. Participating institutions that have not yet opted in may still do so; please log in to… Read more»
JSTOR offers $4 million fee relief for libraries and guarantees revenue for publishers; holds pricing flat through 2023
As education institutions around the world continue to grapple with the momentous impact of COVID-19, libraries and publishers must cut budgets while continuing to support the needs of students, researchers, and their colleagues. We have talked with many of you about your needs, and we appreciate that JSTOR and Artstor are more important than ever to your communities.
When the pandemic forced institutions to stop residential learning abruptly last spring, we worked with our publishers to execute a… Read more»
On March 18th, working in collaboration with JSTOR’s publishing partners, we announced a set of expanded access offerings to support libraries, faculty, and students making the emergency shift to remote instruction and research. In the nine weeks since launching the program, there have been more than 10 million accesses to that content. We are inspired by the impact of the initiative and are motivated by the many messages of support we have received from publishers, librarians, and… Read more»
Good news: Just in time for our participation in the Modern Language Association conference, we’re making Lives of Literature free through January and February to all! You can browse, read, and download articles from all 69 journals currently available in the collection.
Center for Research Libraries and JSTOR partner to make South Asian historical materials openly available online
JSTOR and the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) are pleased to announce that collections from the South Asia Open Archives are now openly available on JSTOR, at saoa.crl.edu.
The South Asia Open Archives (SAOA) is a rich and growing collection of historical and contemporary sources in the arts, humanities and social sciences from and about South Asia. SAOA has been made possible through a collaborative grassroots initiative of US research libraries and partners from South Asia and has grown… Read more»
In 2017, JSTOR received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to study processes for digitizing Arabic-language scholarly content. Our goal was to develop a workflow for scanning Arabic journals that is cost-efficient, feasible to implement at scale, and able to produce high-quality images, metadata, and fully searchable text.
In a recently released white paper, “Digitizing printed Arabic journals: is a scalable solution possible?,” ITHAKA’s Anne Ray, Senior Licensing Editor, and John Kiplinger, Director of Production,… Read more»
In September 2011, JSTOR introduced Early Journal Content, 500,000 publicly available articles published in the United States before 1924 and before 1876 in other countries. Following the initial release, as we added journals to JSTOR with issues from that time period, we included the eligible content in EJC, and over time it grew to 595,000 articles.
In May of this year, we expanded the eligibility dates to pre-1924 and pre-1876, and the EJC now includes an additional 68,000 items for… Read more»
As 2018 comes to a close, we took a look at JSTOR and Artstor’s milestones. This year we:… Read more»
JSTOR has made its popular Research Basics course easier and simpler to access. Research Basics, a free and open online course designed to help early college and college-bound students learn academic research skills, was originally available as a Moodle course that required registration; it has now been moved to the LibGuides platform and the registration requirement removed.
Research Basics is not specific to JSTOR, but covers a range of key research skills broadly applicable to academic research.… Read more»
Forty academic, library, and publishing leaders from across the UK and U.S. gathered at Pembroke College on July 3, 2018 to commemorate a two-decades-long relationship between Jisc and JSTOR, two organizations jointly committed to using technology to advance research and education.
JSTOR is well-known to Pembroke faculty and students as a high-quality digital resource, while Jisc provides many technology-related services to Oxford and across the UK higher education sector, including the Janet network and digital content.
In 1998, JSTOR… Read more»
Our newest Thematic Collection is live: JSTOR Security Studies, featuring academic and policy research on international and national security problems and foreign policy issues.
The resource was built in collaboration with academics and librarians in the security studies community and brings together perspectives from around the world. When completed, it will feature 75 journals – all new to JSTOR – and up to 20,000 reports and policy briefs from over 100 institutes.… Read more»
Since 1996, schools and libraries have been celebrating poetry every April with National Poetry Month. We’ve gathered some resources to help you join the celebration.
We created a set of printable flyers that highlight poetry topics in depth. Each flyer has tear-off tabs along the bottom that include citations for poems and articles on JSTOR. Print the files, snip the tabs, and post them in your classroom and library.… Read more»
JSTOR has made its free read-only access more flexible. Now, anyone with a MyJSTOR account can read up to six journal articles online every 30 days.
Designed primarily for people who are not affiliated with an institution, JSTOR’s read-only service offers a way for independent researchers to explore more than 2,000 scholarly journals. Need access? Sign up for a free account.… Read more»
You’ve probably heard that metadata is “data about data.” But that definition grates on Jabin White, ITHAKA’s vice president of content management. While correct, he says that explanation often calls for another.
White instead compares metadata to “an instruction manual for users of content.” He elucidates this concept in a recent article on Metadata 2020, where he also describes the evolution of JSTOR’s metadata strategy.… Read more»
JSTOR and the Turkish Academic Network and Information Center (ULAKBIM EKUAL) have announced a historic 3-year national agreement. In this arrangement, JSTOR will provide full access to 2,500+ journals and 2,100+ research reports on the JSTOR platform to 197 Turkish higher education and research institutions.
JSTOR collaborates with the academic community to help libraries provide students and faculty with access to vital scholarship. “Our mission to provide broad access to JSTOR is a collaborative effort,” said Laura Brown, JSTOR… Read more»
As it has for the past two years, Wikipedia is encouraging librarians to add reliable references to articles from January 15 to February 3 as part of its #1Lib1Ref campaign. And as we did last year, JSTOR is getting involved! We’ve updated our 1Lib1Ref LibGuide with easy instructions on how to find, evaluate, and link to citations.
JSTOR has long worked towards making Wikipedia a more reliable resource for researchers and the public at large. Since 2012, we… Read more»
Text Analyzer, the tool that allows you to use your own documents to search for articles and books in JSTOR, is now capable of analyzing content in Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish.
Using Text Analyzer remains as easy as always – simply upload a document, copy and paste text, or point to a URL. Text Analyzer then determines the native language, analyzes the document to determine its topics, and finds… Read more»
JSTOR has long participated as a Crossref affiliate, and now our digital content manager Lauren Lissaris has expanded that relationship by becoming a Crossref Ambassador. Crossref advocates persistent cross-publisher citation linking using Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) in online academic journals, and its new Crossref Ambassadors program brings together volunteers from the international scholarly research community to improve scholarly communication and promote Crossref’s role in those efforts. Read more»
You never know what you might find in JSTOR. No, really! Just ask Isaure Mignotte, the Department of Comparative Literature coordinator at Harvard University. She wrote us that her mother was preparing an exhibition for Camille Piton, a family artist who was once involved with The Art Amateur, a journal published in the 19th century. JSTOR provides access from 1879 to 1891, but her mother needed an issue from July 1892 — specifically… Read more»
JSTOR and Artstor have long worked with cultural and educational institutions to make digital content more discoverable. Today we are pleased to announce JSTOR Forum—the next generation of our Shared Shelf tool—that will help libraries, museums, and individuals unlock the value of their digital collections and projects by making them more visible and usable than ever before.
Libraries and museums can use JSTOR Forum to upload and manage image and text content, which can be published using a variety of… Read more»
Today we’re happy to announce the launch of a new “Open Content” page that enables easier exploration of all the open content on the JSTOR platform. JSTOR currently includes a growing collection of 2,000 open access ebooks, more than 500,000 early journal articles in the public domain, and a range of other journal content made freely available by our partner publishers.
This combined group of… Read more»
JSTOR is committed to delivering open access wherever possible through financially sustainable services that respect the rights of others, deliver high quality content through a great user experience, and ensure this knowledge is preserved for future generations.
We currently provide open access to 2,000+ books and 2 current journals (Journal of Information Policy and RSF), with more on the way. We also have several initiatives that expand free access to knowledge around the world:… Read more»
JSTOR is now one of more than 700 organizations currently working with ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID). ORCID is a not-for-profit that provides unique identifying codes to scientific and other academic authors and contributors.… Read more»
JSTOR now offers the complete run of Scientific American from 1845 to 2012, with new content to be added each year. Scientific American is included in the JSTOR Life Sciences collection, where it joins more than 150 other esteemed publications. The addition of Scientific American expands JSTOR’s coverage of a broad range of scientific fields, and will additionally benefit interdisciplinary researchers working across the humanities and social sciences. Read more»
A new article by the National Endowment for the Humanities highlights JSTOR’s Arabic-Language Digitization Project. The author details the recent 2017 Humanities Collections and Reference Resources grant in support of JSTOR’s plan for the digitization of Arabic-language scholarly journals, explaining the challenges that have faced previous efforts and the urgency of such a project. Read the article on the NEH website.… Read more»
JSTOR and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) are pleased to announce they have renewed their longstanding agreement to preserve and make available over 100 years of Science via the JSTOR platform. JSTOR and AAAS first began working together in 1998 when Science was among the earliest journals converted from print to digital form by JSTOR. For nearly 20 years, JSTOR has hosted issues of Science dating back to 1880 – more than 480,000 pages of content in total, covering everything from electricity to genomics. JSTOR makes the journal available through several of its collections to libraries around the world, where it can be used by students and researchers working across a wide array of disciplines. With this new agreement, JSTOR and the AAAS renew their commitment to ensuring access to this long history of scientific research and to continuing to add new issues of Science to JSTOR each year. Read more»