Thursday, January 10, 2013

JSTOR Register & Read

JSTOR has intitiated a program to offer free, read-online access to individual scholars and researchers.  A January 2013 press release announces the expansion of the program to 1,200 journals: Register & Read Title List (MS Excel 2010, 71.41 KB).

Register & Read

Register & Read Beta is a new, experimental program to offer free, read-online access to individual scholars and researchers who register for a MyJSTOR account. Register & Read follows the release of the Early Journal Content as the next step in our efforts to find sustainable ways to extend access to JSTOR, specifically to those not affiliated with participating institutions.

How does it work?

  • When you find an article that’s part of Register & Read, click on the “Read Online Free” option.
  • Register for a free MyJSTOR account, or log into your account if you already have one.
  • Add the content to your shelf to read the full-text online. After 14 days, you may remove it and add new items to your shelf.
  • PDF versions of some articles will also be available for purchase and download. If you purchase articles from your shelf, the PDF versions may be stored and accessed in your MyJSTOR account at any time.
Register & Read includes approximately 1,200 journals from more than 700 publishers, a subset of the content in JSTOR. This includes content from the first volume and issue published for these journals through a recent year (generally 3-5 years ago). A list of the titles and publishers is available for download via the "Register & Read Title List" link below. Register & Read is a beta program, and we expect to adjust aspects of the program as needed. This may include both functionality and the available content.

If you would like to be notified of updates to Register & Read, you may follow us on Twitter or Facebook.

Read the Register & Read FAQ
Watch a video about Register & Read

And see also AWOL's The Ancient World in JSTOR the full list of journals in JSTOR with substantial representation of the Ancient World.

3 comments:

  1. I lost JSTOR access after decades of use, within five years of retiring from a major university owing to ill health. My research and writing were seriously impeded and this programme will allow me to resume the reading essential to more writing. My last book was published in 2009 by PUP.

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  2. I am an independent researcher and my papers presented / accepted have been published in many books, proceedings, journals etc.

    Some times, my papers are quoted by others, but when I tried to access such papers, payment is asked.

    Therefore, in those instances, the authors should be allowed to accees to know in what contexts, they quoted.

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  3. I am an independent researcher and my papers presented / accepted have been published in many books, proceedings, journals etc.

    Some times, my papers are quoted by others, but when I tried to access such papers, payment is asked.

    ReplyDelete