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Journal Selection Criteria
Presently, JSTOR is undergoing a review of our collection development plans, and therefore not currently expanding our collections with new journals. You can submit your content using the form below, and our Content Development and Licensing team will reach out when journal content is again being accepted.
Among the criteria we consider when selecting journals are historical significance of the title, citation analysis, and relevance to a scholarly audience.
We begin by evaluating the journal’s content and scope, its audience, its editors and/or editorial board, and its review process. We also take other factors into consideration, including:
- Publication history, including age, previous titles, and any notable changes across the journal’s existence, such as frequency, scope of content, publisher or editorial staff
- Number of institutional subscribers
- Inclusion in indices of scholarly significance
- Connections to a scholarly organization, school or department, or government branch
- Citation or ranking data, when applicable, such as an ISI rank for the sciences, or any other quantitative measure that may help us determine the journal’s influence in its field
- The journal’s primary language, and any other languages used in the publication
- Accolades and recommendations from our community at large and scholarly organizations
- Highlights, such as seminal works that originally appeared in the journal and notable contributors
- Publications the publisher considers to be the journal’s peers, i.e., to which journals might a scholar looking to publish also have submitted their work?
Content Submission Form:
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