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October 4, 2023

JSTOR Releasing First 100 Path to Open Books

JSTOR, part of the non-profit ITHAKA, announced today the release of the first books in Path to Open, a new program designed to affordably and sustainably support the open access publication of new groundbreaking books in the humanities and social sciences.

Launched as a pilot in January 2023, Path to Open is a delayed open access model where new books are made available to supporting libraries upon publication and become open access after three years. Thirty-seven university… Read more»

August 2, 2023

JSTOR Expands Open Access with the Big Ten Open Books Project

JSTOR will make a new 100-title open access book collection available as part of the Big Ten Academic Alliance’s latest open access initiative. Centered on Gender and Sexuality studies, this collection is the first in a series of collections from Big Ten Open Books, a collaboration between the university presses and libraries of the Big Ten Academic Alliance.

“Big Ten Open Books is pursuing a robust programmatic future for open monograph publishing by… Read more»

May 19, 2023

punctum books Releases 250 Open Access Titles on JSTOR

Brings JSTOR to 10,000 Open Access Books

punctum books, an independent scholar- and queer-led open access publisher, and JSTOR recently released punctum’s entire backlist of 250 open access academic books on JSTOR. punctum books is dedicated to radically creative modes of intellectual inquiry, publishing works that take experimental risks with the forms and styles of intellectual writing in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. They now have 360 open access books available on JSTOR. With these latest additions from punctum,… Read more»

April 17, 2023

Big Ten Academic Alliance and JSTOR Announce Multi-year Agreement for Path to Open Pilot

The research libraries of the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) have entered into a multi-year pilot agreement with JSTOR to support Path to Open, a new cost-effective, sustainable publishing model for supporting frontlist university press monographs and making them open access after three years.

More than 30 university presses and hundreds of authors are part of Path to Open. The initial 100 books will be released on JSTOR in the fall of 2023, with an additional 300 titles being… Read more»

January 17, 2023

JSTOR and university press partners announce Path to Open books pilot

JSTOR, part of the non-profit ITHAKA, and a cohort of leading university presses announced today Path to Open, a program to support the open access publication of new groundbreaking scholarly books that will bring diverse perspectives and research to millions of people.

Launching as a pilot, Path to Open libraries will contribute funds to enable participating presses to publish new books that will transition from licensed to open access within three years of publication. The initial pilot will produce about… Read more»

December 14, 2022

Reveal Digital’s Peggy Glahn shares insights on Open Access publishing in Serials Review

Scott Vieira, Collection Development Coordinator at Rice University’s Fondren Library, recently interviewed Peggy Glahn for Serials Review about her experience working with libraries to develop Open Access primary source collections in her role as Associate Director of Reveal Digital. Scott and Peggy discussed Reveal Digital’s history and funding model, favorite collections, upcoming publishing activity, and future developments for the digitization of primary sources.

Reveal Digital brings together librariesRead more»

October 4, 2022

Reveal Digital’s Diversity & Dissent program, now fully funded, to offer four Open Access collections

Reveal Digital brings together libraries, historical societies, and community archives to create collections of important primary source content. We make them available Open Access on JSTOR to ensure that they are easy to discover and use, and preserve them for future generations.

We are delighted to announce that the Diversity & Dissent Digitization Fund has reached its cost recovery threshold. Altogether, 61 libraries contributed $2.3 million to enableRead more»

June 29, 2022

Opening the Future program welcomes JSTOR as a hosting partner

JSTOR has joined the Opening the Future program as a hosting partner for Open Access ebooks published by Central European University Press and Liverpool University Press. These ebooks will be freely available on JSTOR, in addition to the publishers’ websites and other platforms offering Open Access ebooks. Making the titles available on multiple platforms ensures that users can discover and access this scholarship through their preferred research workflows.

Professor Martin Paul Eve, of the COPIM project and one of… Read more»

June 8, 2022

JSTOR at VALA 2022

JSTOR will be taking part in the VALA 2022 library conference in Australia. John Lenahan, ITHAKA’s AVP of Published Content, will be presenting the paper “Publishing and global usage of open content on JSTOR and the understanding of data.” We encourage all VALA participants to attend this online session on June 14 at 12 noon AEST.

The paper looks at usage data for multiple content types that have been published on JSTOR and made available to users across… Read more»