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Editorial Review Process
JSTOR hosts academic, scholarly, or professional books for a higher education or professional audience. Since we are an education research platform, JSTOR does not host non-scholarly content. Our Editorial Team does a thorough review process of a book publisher’s content to see if your content is a good fit for the JSTOR platform.
After your press has been selected to join our platform by our Editorial Team, our general books contract must be signed and returned to JSTOR.
Please note that if you are already a participating publisher or distributor on JSTOR, but now wish to distribute books for another publisher on their behalf under your account, you must alert us to this change by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information see, Imprints and Distributed Presses.
Once your Content has been Submitted
We understand you have to do a lot of work to prepare your publication to join our platform. We wanted to let you know, up front, what parts of the process JSTOR will handle for you, so you don't have to worry about it!
- Divide the full book PDF into chapter PDFs.
- Create enhanced metadata for each book and its chapters.
- OCR image-based PDFs so users can perform full-text searches.
- Send book information to OCLC, and make available via OCLC a MARC record for each book.
- Make the book available on the JSTOR Delivery Platform.
- Sell the book to libraries and institutions under a multiple-user model.
- Deposit book-level and chapter level DOIs to CrossRef unless otherwise specified.
- Provide catalog audits or usage reports when requested by the publisher.
- Automatically archive your books in Portico, our sister service, for free if you have signed the Portico rider.
If you have any questions or concerns about our process, or would like more information, please don't hesitate to contact us at email@example.com.