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Updates to Contact Information for Revenue Sharing Payments
As we prepare to send out revenue-sharing payments for 2018, we would like to ensure that we have the latest contact information from all publishers. If there have been any changes in your contact or banking information, or if you would like to switch from check to wire payments, please email us at email@example.com immediately.
Change to JSTOR/ITHAKA Mailing Address
The mailing address for ITHAKA has changed from 2 Rector Street to 101 Greenwich Street. Please update your records accordingly.
JSTOR Publisher Meeting in Washington, D.C.
We are hosting another publisher meeting in Washington, D.C.! This meeting is tentatively scheduled for May and will address the interests of societies, in addition to our publishers at large. Stay tuned for more information.
JSTOR is COUNTER 5 Compliant
In February, ITHAKA announced an exciting new partnership with Reveal Digital. This innovative company launched a few years ago with the goal of making library special collections more visible to the public. Funding for collections is crowdsourced from libraries, and librarians are highly engaged as members of their executive and editorial boards, helping to guide product decisions and build community support for their work. They've raised $1.83 million for the first collection they launched, Independent Voices, and have two others in development with progress toward their fundraising goals. This partnership will allow ITHAKA and Reveal Digital to work together to explore ways of helping libraries expand the reach and impact of their special collections.
JSTOR Understanding Series
We're attending the following conferences, and we'd love to meet with you! Reach out to your JSTOR representative or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a meeting:
London Book Fair (March 12-14, London)
- Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health (March 20-22, Arlington)
- International Studies Association (March 27-30, Toronto)
- Organization of American Historians (April 4-6, Philadelphia)
- Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries (May 14-18, Phoenix)
- Society for Scholarly Publishing (May 29-31, San Diego)
- Association of University Presses (June 11-13, Detroit)
- American Political Science Association (August 29-September 1, Washington, D.C.)
68,000 Additional Free Articles Added to JSTOR's Early Journal Content
JSTOR introduced Early Journal Content (EJC) in September 2011, making 500,000 public domain articles from over 300 journals freely available to the public on the JSTOR platform. Public domain content included articles published in the United States before 1923 and before 1870 in other countries. Since the initial release, EJC grew to 595,000 articles as journals were added to JSTOR that included eligible content.
In May, we expanded the eligibility dates to includes pre-1924 U.S. content and pre-1876 non-U.S. content. EJC now includes an additional 68,000 items for a total of 664,000 freely available articles. Anyone may search, read online, and download PDF copies of EJC articles by searching JSTOR and choosing its open content, or via jstor.org/open, a search portal for all open content on JSTOR.
2018 Revenue Sharing for Journals
Payments for the 2018 revenue sharing period were sent out at the end of March by check and wire transfer. If you have not yet been paid, or if there are any pending issues with your payment, please contact us immediately at email@example.com.
The Success of EBA for ebooks
At the AUPresses meeting last week, JSTOR's John Lenahan shared updates on our ebook program, including the growth of our Evidence-Based Acquisition model for backlist titles. Publishers participating in EBA are seeing substantial additional revenue from their backlist. More than 350 libraries now participate in EBA, and we are currently processing $2.4 million in EBA orders for the annual cycle that ends this month. We're projecting growth of at least 17% for the 2019/2020 EBA cycle, so this is a great time to join!
Open Access Survey
JSTOR Publisher Satisfaction Survey | Thank you for your feedback!
JSTOR Thematic Collections Updates
Our thematic collections have grown significantly over the last several years. Introduced in 2017, our Sustainability collection has grown to 115 journals and over 5,400 research reports from more than 30 policy institutes. The collection is now complete! Review the recorded webinar (registration required).
The Security Studies collection has grown to 54 journals and approximately 13,000 research reports from 85 policy institutes, and has a target of 85 journals and 100 policy institute reports. Learn more in this webinar recording (registration required).
The Lives of Literature collection has reached about 50% of its content target of 120 journals. Features of the collection and of JSTOR were highlighted in a recent webinar, which you may review here (registration required).
Open Access Collaboration with El Colegio de México Expands
Thanks to a grant from the Mellon Foundation, we've worked with El Colegio de México to digitize nearly 600 important scholarly books and make them available to everyone on an Open Access basis. These titles have been highly used since we started adding them to JSTOR last fall. Every book has been accessed, and there have been more than 175,000 chapter views and downloads in 180 countries and territories! We are now working on digitizing approximately 90 additional titles.
Save the Date | Annual JSTOR Publisher Meeting 2019
Mark your calendars for the upcoming JSTOR publisher meeting on Thursday, December 5, 2019. The agenda will include updates on our ebooks and journals programs as well as information about new platform features and recent initiatives. Stay tuned for more information.
- Botany 2019 (July 27-31, Tucson)
- American Political Science Association (August 29-September 1, Washington, D.C.)
- 4S, Society for Social Studies of Sciences (September 4-7, New Orleans)
- Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (September 24-26, Copenhagen)
What's New with JSTOR | Digitization of Arabic-language Scholarship
In 2017, JSTOR received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to study processes for digitizing Arabic-language scholarly content. In a recently released white paper, “Digitizing printed Arabic journals: is a scalable solution possible?”, ITHAKA's Anne Ray, Senior Licensing Editor, and John Kiplinger, Director of Production, contextualize JSTOR's investigation in the broader landscape of digital scholarly journal literature in Arabic, document our approach and findings from this project, and report on some areas for further research.
New Journals and Research Reports Added to JSTOR Security Studies
Preview the Plants & Society Collection
We recently released 10 journals that are being made freely available on JSTOR as part of a limited preview of the upcoming JSTOR Plants & Society Collection. Learn more about the collection.
UPCOMING MEETINGS & CONFERENCES
Join us for JSTOR's Annual Publisher Meeting in New York City
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
- Frankfurt Book Fair (October 16-20, Frankfurt)
- Charleston Conference (November 5-9, Charleston)
- Middle East Libraries Association (November 12-14, New Orleans)
Updates to Publisher Contact Information
Throughout the year, we aim to ensure that we have the most updated contact information from all publishers ahead of revenue sharing season and other payment periods. If there have been any changes in your contact or banking information, or if you would like to switch from check to wire payments, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
2019 Tax Forms
As a reminder, we will soon be requesting updated documents from all international publishers whose tax forms have expired. Please expect to hear from us starting at the end of October.
Open Access Ebook Policy Reminder
2019 Revenue Sharing for Journals
The 2019 revenue sharing season is quickly approaching! To ensure that our journal archive publishers receive the correct payment amounts in a timely manner, we would like to remind everyone about the following deadlines:
- Last day to submit 2019 tax forms: January 22, 2020 (Please note that this applies only to international publishers with expired tax forms. If you fall into this category, you should have received a message from us already.)
- Last day to submit changes to contact and payment information: February 1, 2020 (Making changes after this date will delay your payment.)
If you would like to change from check to wire payments, please download, fill out, and return this Wire Transfer Request form to your JSTOR representative or to email@example.com by the February 1 deadline. All payments will be issued in late March.
Content Submission Guidelines for Accessibility
We encourage all publishers to evaluate the accessibility of their content. Doing this produces a two-fold effect: individuals with disabilities are included and empowered, and your content is easier to discover and use. Please refer to our 2019 Accessibility Recommendations to create content that is accessible for all participants.
Publisher Meeting Survey
Thank you to all who attended our publisher meeting on December 5! If you have not yet had a chance to fill out our survey, please take a moment to do so. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and will help us improve our services.
WHAT'S NEW AT JSTOR: South Asian historical materials openly available on JSTOR
The South Asia Open Archives (SAOA), a subset of the South Asia Materials Project (SAMP), is a rich and growing collection of both historical and contemporary sources in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. SAOA's collection is now freely available on JSTOR thanks to a partnership with the Center for Research Libraries (CRL). This is the first release of an initiative focused on helping libraries, museums, and archives achieve the potential of their primary source collections by sharing them on an Open Access basis on the JSTOR platform.
Changes to African Access and Developing Nations Access Initiatives
Beginning in 2020, the JSTOR Developing Nations and African Access Initiatives will be renamed “JSTOR Access Initiative.” All JSTOR Access Initiative participants will have access to a single collection of content, including all archival journal and primary source content available on the platform.
JSTOR, with the philanthropic support of library and publisher partners, launched this program in 2008 to provide free or low-cost access to institutions in countries and territories around the world.
Text & Data Mining Pilot
JSTOR and its partner publishers have been committed to text mining since the JSTOR Data for Research program in 2008. We have since implemented a new text mining service that will be an extensive expansion and improvement of the existing service.
As of 2021, this new text and data mining platform, Constellate (released in Beta) replaces Data for Research (DfR) and is aimed at teaching and enabling a generation of researchers to mine text. It includes content in JSTOR and from participating Portico publishers who will opt for participation through an amendment in their agreement.
Two Major Ebook Deals
In addition to the success of our Demand-Driven and Evidence-Based Acquisition models for ebooks, libraries also acquire large sets of content through firm orders. We’re pleased to announce two significant sales that closed this quarter:
- Griffiths University in Australia, a JSTOR participant since 2004, purchased $320,000 in ebook subject collections.
- The University of Notre Dame ordered more than $100,000 in ebooks and set up a standing order for new content from 45 presses.
Data stories: We know you highly value insight into usage of your content on JSTOR, so we would like to offer an inside look into some recent usage trends.
We conducted a comparative country analysis of 2019 usage in the U.S. and France (download the PDF) illustrating trends based on community demographic, top disciplines, and top journal usage.
Publisher projects: Is your organization working on any interesting scholarly projects or initiatives? If you would like to have your project featured in our newsletter, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you.
We're attending the following conferences, and we'd love to meet with you.
- American Historical Association (January 3-6, New York)
- Modern Language Association (January 9-12, Seattle)
- ALA Midwinter (January 24-28, Philadelphia)
- College Art Association (February 13-16, Chicago)