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JSTOR

is a not–for–profit service that helps scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content in a trusted digital archive of over one thousand academic journals and other scholarly content. We use information technology and tools to increase productivity and facilitate new forms of scholarship.


The JSTOR collections have been developed through the participation of many publishers and other organizations.
These content providers have licensed scholarly publications to us or have provided print artifacts or digital files to include in the archive.
The new Current Scholarship Program provides broad global exposure for current journal content and provides scalable technology that supports the innovative publication and use of digital content.
Participating publishers include university presses, commercial publishers, scholarly and professional societies, university departments, independent organizations, museums, and libraries. Today, JSTOR works with over 700 publishers from more than 25 countries.
Through collaboration with libraries, archives, museums, herbaria, and other members of the scholarly community, we are also adding a broader range of content to JSTOR.
Our approach to developing the archival journal collections has been to select titles for inclusion.
This approach is driven by the need to establish priorities among the vast number of journals published around the world and to devote limited resources to those journals that most closely fit our mission. In selecting titles, we consider the following criteria:

historical significance of the title
recommendations from scholars and librarians
citation analysis
number of institutional subscribers around the world
relevance to a scholarly audience

Today, JSTOR includes scholarship published in over one thousand of the highest-quality academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. 
To learn more about how your library or organization can gain access to JSTOR, select the appropriate Community link below.

JSTOR’s mission is to expand access to scholarly content around the world and to preserve it for future generations.
Originally, JSTOR was conceived as a means to address cost and space issues associated with storing large numbers of older bound journals in research libraries.
Today, with more than one thousand of the highest-quality academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as monographs and other materials valuable for academic work, interest in JSTOR comes from individuals all over the world, including those who are not affiliated with academic institutions. 

In addition to the initiatives listed below, JSTOR is working to expand access for individuals.
 We expect to move forward with additional access options in the coming months and years, working closely with our publisher partners who own the rights to most of the content preserved and made available through JSTOR