Monday, April 29, 2013

JSTOR Launches Alumni Program

Many researchers are able to access JSTOR articles without charge through subscriptions paid for by their home institutions. Now independent scholars who are alumni of an expanding group of colleges and universities can use JSTOR freely as well through the Alumni Access Program. A list of participating institutions is provided on the JSTOR website; registration with one's alumni association is required.
   Other programs of particular interest to independent scholars are the Register and Read Program, in which up to three articles every two weeks can be stored and read on-line (though not downloaded), and the Early Journal Content initiative, which  makes journal content in JSTOR published prior to 1923 in the United States and prior to 1870 elsewhere freely available to anyone; this includes nearly 500,000 articles from more than 200 journals, representing 6 percent of JSTOR content.