Author Name Change Policy
Belonging is one of our core values. We aspire for everyone who works at and with our organization to feel valued and included. This commitment extends to the creators of the journal articles, books, research reports, and other works that we preserve and make accessible through JSTOR.
For those authors who decide to change their name—for any reason—we intend to support them. We developed a draft of a policy that balances our role as archivists of the historical record with our support for authors who want their names to accurately reflect their identity. Read the finalized Author Name Change Policy.
Book Publisher Update
Reminder for the month
|What to expect next|
|At the end of last year, we sent a new amendment that covers new business models. Most publishers have already signed this new amendment, this is just a reminder for those who haven't.||We want our books publishers to understand and get the most out of the elective programs included.|
|Countersigned amendments for all publishers who wish to continue participating in the books program are due by March 31, 2021.||Stay tuned for a webinar in early May on this topic. A separate invite will be sent out in April.|
JSTOR Companion to the Schomburg Center's Black Liberation Reading List
JSTOR has made available an open library of articles and book chapters complementing the Schomburg Center's Black Liberation Reading List. The books were selected by the Center to celebrate 95 years of collecting and preserving Black history, arts, and culture. The open library amplifies work being done by BIPOC-led organizations to curate essential texts, and includes more than 2,500 journal articles and book chapters from over 130 publishers around the world. Content was made freely available in February and will remain available through the end of 2021.
Critical Race & Ethnic Studies (CRES)
The open library is an example of JSTOR's continued commitment to compiling and opening scholarly materials that support researcher needs. In addition to the release of these articles and book chapters, JSTOR has released over 300 research reports in the fields of Critical Race and Ethnic Studies that are openly available on JSTOR. These reports include content from leading think tanks, including the Brennan Center for Justice, Open Society Foundations, and the Prison Policy Initiative, exploring topics such as race and ethnic bias, discriminatory policing, and hate and extremism in America and Europe.
Journals Programs and Services Update
- Revenue sharing 2020 and beyond: Thank you to everyone who attended our webinar about the updated Revenue Sharing model. If you missed it, you can view the recording. As a reminder, 2020 payments will be sent at the end of this month. We will send out riders for the 2021 model later this spring.
- Member Access program: The password access method will expire at the end of this month, with a few exceptions. We will continue to support other access methods. If you participated in the program last year but haven’t confirmed participation yet, your access will be terminated at the end of this month. The updated rider and follow-up communications will be sent to all participating publishers next month via email.
- Publisher Sales Service (PSS) program: 2020 payment summaries will be sent out in mid-March and payments will follow in the next week.
If you are interested in learning more or participating in our Member Access or PSS programs, contact us at email@example.com.
- Journal Hosting program: For publishers participating in the program in 2021, Q1 2021 fulfillment and hosting fee invoices will be sent in early Q2 2021. As a reminder, please send updates about your transition plans for 2022 to firstname.lastname@example.org Attn: Barbara Chin (Journals Director)