Friday, March 9, 2012

JSTOR Further Broadens Access

Some time ago, we reported that JSTOR had opened up early journal material (pre-1923 for U.S. publications) to users without charge ("Early Journal Content"). In an effort to further broaden access for those not able to use JSTOR materials through institutional subscriptions, JSTOR has implemented the "Register & Read" program. This allows users who do not have access to JSTOR to register and gain read-only access to limited archival content. The program does not apply to material behind the "moving wall," which provides a time lag of 3-5 years for most journal content. There are limitations on the number of articles a user can view in a given time period.
   In the beta release of Register & Read, 75 journals will have some content available. It is hoped that more will be added. Among the included journals of possible interest to Exchange readers are
Academy of Management Journal (and 3 other Academy publications)
American Historical Review
Journal of Finance
Journal of Marketing
Journal of Marketing Research
William and Mary Quarterly
Please see the JSTOR "Register and Read" web page for more information about how to use this new tool and the restrictions that apply.