JSTOR Announces Free Access to Early Journal Content

Earlier this month, JSTOR announced that it was making a significant portion of its journal content freely available to anyone, anywhere in the world.  This material, known as the Early Journal Content, will include journals published in the United States prior to 1923 and journals published elsewhere prior to 1870.  This development will allow independent scholars who are not affiliated with the more than 7,000 institutions in 153 countries worldwide which subscribe to JSTOR to have free access to a sizeable collection of scholarly resources.  JSTOR is encouraging “broad use of the Early Journal Content, including the ability to reuse it for non-commercial purposes.”  They do ask, however, that users “acknowledge JSTOR as the source of the content and provide a link back to [their] site.”

For the complete announcement, including a link to the Terms & Conditions of Use as well as a quick tutorial on how to access this content, click here.


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