JSTOR Cracks the Door

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.

3 Responses to JSTOR Cracks the Door

  1. 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.

  2. 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.