More than 3,000 Open Access ebooks are now available at no cost to libraries or users. These titles reflect JSTOR’s high standards for quality content and are freely available for anyone in the world to use. Users won’t need to register or log in, and there are no DRM restrictions or limits on chapter PDF downloads or printing. The ebooks are also preserved in Portico, ensuring that they will be available to researchers in perpetuity. Librarians can receive free MARC records and activate the titles in discovery services.

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Participating Open Access publishers

Academic Studies Press
Amsterdam University Press
Anthem Press
ANU Press
Appalachian State University
Art Institute of Chicago
Berghahn Books
Brill
Brookings Institution Press
Cornell University Press
Edinburgh University Press
Fordham University Press
Liverpool University Press
Manchester University Press
Mohr Siebeck
Multilingual Matters
Northwestern University Press
NYU Press
Ohio State University Press
Open Book Publishers
Pennsylvania State University Press
Pluto Books
Policy Press at the University of Bristol
Princeton University Press
Purdue University Press
RAND Corporation
Royal Irish Academy
Rutgers University Press
Temple University Press
UCL Press
University of Adelaide Press
University of California Press
University of Georgia Press
University of Hawaii Press
University of Michigan Press
University of North Carolina Press
University of Ottawa Press
University of Sydney Press
University of Toronto Press
University Press of Colorado
Wits University Press
Yale University Press

Collaboration with El Colegio de México

Thanks to a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, more than 600 out-of-print books published by El Colegio de México will be digitized and made available on an Open Access basis on JSTOR. We are delighted to work with this important research center to make its scholarly works freely available to researchers. The titles will be available by the end of 2018.

The impact of Open Access

The Open Access titles have been heavily used, and usage has been recorded in 226 countries and territories. An independent study by KU Research found that institutions located in the Global South are relatively high users of OA books made available via the JSTOR platform when compared to institutions located in the US, UK, and Western Europe. In addition, the OA books are being used at institutions that might not otherwise afford access to publishers’ books, including high schools and community colleges.