JSTOR requires particular metadata fields for each book in order to host your title on the platform. Metadata is the key to having users discover your content in ordering catalogs, search results, and beyond. Please feel free to provide more metadata than the requirements below.
- Record Reference Identifier. We require a unique Record Reference ID for each book. This can be the same as an ISBN for the book.
- Electronic ISBN. We require an eISBN for each book. We can not use the print ISBN as the electronic ISBN.
- Book title. Please separate title and subtitle into unique fields for better searching and cataloging.
- Book description. The book’s description will be visible to users on JSTOR’s platform as well as ordering catalogs.
- Publication date. The publication date is the date of the original publication and not the date the book became an eBook.
- For example, if you scanned a book from 1980 and offered it electronically in 2020 (without adding new content), the publication date be 1980. If this is a new edition or version with new or updated content, then the publication date should reflect the date of the new version.
- Publisher name.
- Price in United States Dollars.
- At least one BISAC code.
- For more information on how to choose the correct BISAC/Discipline for your book, please see BISG's Website .
- At least one contributor.
- At least one contributor role (i.e. author, editor, translator, etc.).
- The primary language of the book.
- During processing, JSTOR will record all of the languages present in chapter-level metadata. We only require the main language of the book in the metadata. This information will be included in ordering catalogs and used for marketing purposes.
For Open Access metadata, we require all of the same information listed above along with a Creative Commons License. For additional information on submitting Open access Books, see Open Access Submission Requirements.
For specific ONIX 2.1 or 3.0 tag requirements, or the actual JSTOR proprietary metadata template for licensed or Open Access books, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.