May 16, 2022

JSTOR Expands Register and Read Program, General Public Can Now Access Articles From More Than 1200 Journals

My colleague Meredith Schwartz at Library Journal has a look at the expansion of JSTOR’s Register and Read program that was formally announced this morning.

As we pointed out in the headline, Register and Read now provides free access to more than 1200 publications from the JSTOR collection. Of course, it’s not complete unlimited access to JSTOR.

All users (you’ll need to register) can access and read up to three articles every two weeks.

This pilot project was first announced a year ago and launched in March 2012

More details and links in Meredith’s post.

See Also: “Journal Archive Opens Up (Some)” (via Inside Higher Ed)


1. Here’s an updated title list (.xlsx) of the 1200+ publications available via JSTOR’s Register and Read.

2. JSTOR continues to offer free access to articles and metadata (available to all) via their Early Journal Content program.

On September 6, 2011, we made journal content in JSTOR published prior to 1923 in the United States and prior to 1870 elsewhere freely available to anyone, anywhere in the world.  This “Early Journal Content” includes discourse and scholarship in the arts and humanities, economics and politics, and in mathematics and other sciences.  It includes nearly 500,000 articles from more than 200 journals. This represents 6% of the content on JSTOR.

3. Some university’s provide alumni with free remote access to Project Muse. Institutional customers can choose to offer this service. It’s mentioned in the “Rights And Responsibilities” section of their user agreement. Project Muse has pointed this option out a few times including in this issue of Muse News.

4. Along with the alumni access programs mentioned in the LJ article, Duke U. alumni can access a collection of Oxford University Press ebooks via a deal that was announced last October. We will be watching to see if this deal expands moving forward.

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.