JSTOR Cracks the Door

by John Sides on January 9, 2013 · 3 comments

in Academia

More than 700 publishers, in addition to the 76 that signed on initially, have agreed to make their journal content available to individual users through JSTOR’s Register & Read program, which launches in earnest today after the conclusion of a pilot that started last year.

The Register & Read program was designed to make access to JSTOR’s treasure trove of journal articles at least a little more open. While access to JSTOR’s full content is reserved for those with ties to libraries that purchase subscriptions, the Register & Read program lets anyone, university-affiliated or not, read—but not download or copy—up to three articles every two weeks, for free.

More here.


Richard Rudberg January 10, 2013 at 11:00 am

Good idea. Have felt constricted in my research ever since I finished my college degrees. Please include me in the new program.

tom mullaney January 10, 2013 at 11:05 am

DUH? You wud think that the smarties at JSTOR wud have heard of “pay by the drink” by now (e.g. NBER).

E. January 10, 2013 at 4:17 pm

Try to do research at 30 to 50 dollars or more per article. Nah Gah Na Haappen.

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