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How to Send Metadata
Although JSTOR provides a Book Metadata Template for new publishers to use for sending book information, sending an ONIX XML file is also an option. The Book Metadata Template will be shared with you after you have signed with Books at JSTOR.
JSTOR is happy to accept metadata and book files from distributor vendors such as Ingram’s CoreSource, CodeMantra, BiblioVault, Firebrand, and so forth. Prior to your first delivery, please inform JSTOR that you work with such a vendor, as they will need to be in contact with us about FTP guidelines and other requirements. If you need JSTOR to help fill out a channel delivery form with you, please contact us for additional information. The above distributors have worked with JSTOR before, so setting up a profile with them to fit our requirements is usually straightforward.
JSTOR expects publishers will upload new metadata when they want to:
- Add more books to JSTOR
- Change prices
- Update other information about the book
Please note that you must resend all required metadata about a book when you want to update prices or any other metadata about said book.
When to send metadata
Send the metadata, PDF, and front cover for each book as soon as they are available. You can always send metadata for a book before the PDF and front cover are ready. If possible, JSTOR prefers to receive metadata, PDFs and front covers at least 5 days before the publication date, if not earlier
JSTOR will make the book available on the Delivery Platform as soon as possible after receiving the metadata and book PDF – usually within 1-5 days. If you wish to send content but do not want the book to go live until a specified date, please fill out the “Embargo Date” field in your metadata to secure a true publish-to-platform date. The “Embargo Date” field is available in the JSTOR-supplied template and in a standard ONIX feed.
After you send metadata for book, please notify us as soon as possible if publication of the book is cancelled. If publication is significantly delayed, please send the new publication date and/or embargo date in a metadata update.