"JSTOR Tests Free, Read-Only Access to Some Articles" & Review List of the 70 Journals Available at Launch
It’s about to get a little easier—emphasis on “a little”—for users without subscriptions to tap JSTOR’s enormous digital archive of journal articles. In the coming weeks, JSTOR will make available the beta version of a new program, Register & Read, which will give researchers read-only access to some journal articles, no payment required. All users have to do is to sign up for a free “MyJSTOR” account, which will create a virtual shelf on which to store the desired articles.
But there are limits. Users won’t be able to download the articles; they will be able to access only three at a time, and there will be a minimum viewing time frame of 14 days per article, which means that a user can’t consume lots of content in a short period. Depending on the journal and the publisher, users may have an option to pay for and download an article if they choose.
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- List of the 70 Journals From 30 Publishers Participating in the Program at Launch (.XLS)
JSTOR more titles will be added in the future.
See Also: 500,000+ Articles (6% of JSTOR Holdings) Now Free to Anyone in World
The Early Journal Content program went live during September, 2011.
See Also: JSTOR: Early Journal Content Metadata+OCR Data Bundle Now Available (November 2011)
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Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.