May 18, 2022

Scholarly Articles For Everyone! JSTORs Register and Read Program Launches

Register and Read is an experimental program from JSTOR and features full-text content from 75 publications/40 publishers, a subset of the complete JSTOR database.

It’s FREE to register for the program and then access the full text articles (max 3 items, items must remain for a minimum of 14 days). You do not need to be affiliated with a JSTOR member to register and use the service. Read and Register is available globally.

Here’s a spreadsheet with a list of the journals and publishers participating in the program. More titles to come.

Additional Details:

  • 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.
  • JSTORs “Register and Read” includes content from the first volume and issue published for these journals through a recent year (generally 3-5 years ago).
  • You may have up to three items on your shelf at any time, for as long as you’d like. But an item must stay on the shelf for a minimum of 14 days before it can be removed and replaced with a new item.

See Also: Read the Register & Read FAQ

See Also: Download a Register & Read Handout

See Also: Register & Read Video Intro

See Also: Register for a Required MyJSTOR Account

Archive: “JSTOR Tests Free, Read-Only Access to Some Articles” & Review List of the 70 Journals Available at Launch (Jan. 13, 2012

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.