JSTOR archival journal collections are where scholars go to link past and present, forge new connections, and build on great ideas.

Archival Journals

The collections feature the full-text articles of more than 2,600 academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Journals span continents and languages, with titles from 1,200 publishers from 57 countries. Collections include multi-discipline, discipline-specific, and region-based packages.

Many JSTOR collections are multidisciplinary and comprised of several core subjects, including language and literature, history, economics, and political science. Discipline-specific collections are also available to support focused educational programs, and range from health and science collections to music, Jewish studies, and Iberoamérica.

Key benefits

A trusted source: JSTOR is a starting point for researchers and one of the most trusted, highly-used platforms. It is why users conducted nearly 145 million searches, and viewed and downloaded more than 200 million journal articles in 2018 alone.

Quality: JSTOR collections are curated, and all journals must meet specific criteria and undergo a review process in order to join JSTOR. This includes journal rankings, in depth examination of research and citation data, and more.

Coverage: All journals include the full archival run. This means all issues, from volume 1, issue 1, are provided for every journal up to the moving wall, including all previous and related titles. As a result, many journals on JSTOR have greater coverage than what is available via other providers’ databases.

Value: As a mission-based not-for-profit organization, we are committed to providing affordable fees that fit many different communities and institution types. Each year, millions of pages of content are added to the archival journal collections as the moving wall for each journal advances, at no additional cost.

Consistent access: Titles included in JSTOR archival journal collections will not be withdrawn, so you can be assured that journal content will always be available in JSTOR. Conversely, the titles available in other databases can change from year to year.

Preservation: We understand that future accessibility to online scholarship is essential. Digital files for the entire archive are preserved using the approach and infrastructure developed by Portico.

Journal Hosting Program

JSTOR’s Journal Hosting Program integrates the most recent issues of journals with archival journals and ebooks on JSTOR.  Current issues of journals are cross-searchable and linked in ways that help scholars discover, use, and build upon a wide range of academic content.

The 2020 program features the most recent issues more than 250 titles from 50 leading publishers. Titles span more than 20 disciplines, including leading journals in core areas such as business & economics, education, history, and language & literature.

Current issue access is provided back to the “born digital” date for each title, and access remains fixed back to this date with each additional subscription year. Subscriptions are available in electronic format, plus print+electronic for some titles. Subscriptions to single titles or discounted publisher packages are available, and institutions can order subscriptions through an agent or directly with JSTOR. Detailed usage data reports and post-cancellation access are also available for all titles.