More than 5,800 Open Access ebooks from 75+ publishers 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.
Collaboration with El Colegio de México
Thanks to a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, we’ve digitized more than 600 out-of-print books published by El Colegio de México and made them 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 impact of Open Access
The Open Access titles have been heavily used, and usage has been recorded in 242 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.