What's in this article:
- New Book Editions
- Updated or Revised Book PDF Versions
- Removing a Book from JSTOR
- Reactivating a Book on JSTOR
New Book Editions
JSTOR will treat a new edition of a work as a completely new book, just like in the print world. Please assign a new ISBN and Record Reference Identifier to the new edition. After the publication of a new edition, JSTOR will continue to sell and maintain access to the old edition, unless the Publisher requests that JSTOR stop all future sales of the older edition. These requests should be sent to the email@example.com address.
Updated or Revised Book PDF Versions
JSTOR will manually replace a Book PDF with a new version of the same edition from a publisher only under the following circumstances:
- Content is to be removed in response to a legal complaint or ruling received by either JSTOR or Publisher. The necessity of removing the content is to be determined by the party receiving the complaint.
- JSTOR requests a new version owing to major defects found in the original version.
- Publisher wishes to correct extremely misleading scholarly information (e.g., a key results table accidentally published with the wrong values).
Owing to the high cost of processing for new versions, JSTOR will not accept an updated version that the Publisher has prepared exclusively to correct cosmetic or minor grammatical, typographical, and graphical problems.
When JSTOR accepts an updated version, JSTOR will:
- Provision access to the new version to all customers who purchased the old version.
- Include a note of explanation in the JSTOR Delivery Platform, if requested by publisher and at JSTOR’s discretion.
All replacement requests must be sent to us. Simply sending the replacement PDF to JSTOR without prior notification will not result in the replacement PDF being processed and released to the JSTOR site automatically, as this is a manual process.
Removing a Book from JSTOR
The publisher or distributor must contact us when you want JSTOR to stop selling a book, or when you need JSTOR to remove a book completely from platform due to rights issues or for other legal reasons. Sending a delete or cancellation request in your metadata will not result in an automatic removal.
For each book to be removed, please indicate clearly whether:
- You want JSTOR to stop selling the book but customers who had previously purchased the book can maintain access, or
- There are rights issues/legal issues with including the book in JSTOR and you need JSTOR to completely remove the book from the JSTOR Delivery Platform. In this instance, JSTOR will need to issue refunds to customers who purchased the book, which will come out of publisher payments.
Reactivating a Book on JSTOR
Sometimes a book that was previously removed from sale – or from the platform entirely – needs to be reactivated. The publisher or distributor must contact us if you want JSTOR to reactivate or start selling a book again. Simply resending a new PDF or metadata to JSTOR will not automatically reactivate a title, as this is a manual process.