It is our mission to make your important scholarship as discoverable and accessible as possible.
You may be aware that JSTOR’s Trustees approved a $4 million relief initiative in July to mitigate the financial impact of the COVID-19 crisis on our library participants. We would like to share news with you about revenue share allocations for 2020 (to be distributed in 2021).
Updated February 11, 2021: We committed to providing a guarantee by paying publishers the same total revenue share distributions by title for 2020 that were paid for 2019 (inclusive of Archive and Thematic Collection revenue collected from participating institutions, JPASS and the Corporate Collection, and any other supplemental payments as applicable). As we finalize our 2020 fiscal year, we are expecting a slight increase in AAF and JPASS net revenues, which will lead to a small increase in overall revenue sharing for publishers in 2020.
Note: If you anticipated an increased payment for contributed new titles this year, it will be reflected in this upcoming distribution.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What will I be receiving for my revenue sharing payment?
A: As stated in our September message, we will be guaranteeing the same distributions for titles that were paid for 2019. In our updated February message, we indicated there would be a small increase for 2020.
Q: When can I expect payment?
A: We aim to send wire payments to publishers sometime by the end of the first quarter in 2021.
Q: Will I be receiving a statement?
Q: How will I be paid?
A: You will be paid in the same method you were paid for 2019 revenue sharing in 2020.
As of August 31, 2020: Due to office restrictions, we have not been able to print, sign, and send any check payments. As of this time, we do not yet know when we will be able to send out these checks.
For the fastest delivery of payment, we encourage our publishers to select wire transfers and electronic delivery.
Q: My title was added to JSTOR in 2020. What can I expect for a payment?
A: We will pay your title based on the moving wall payment owed. For titles in the general archive revenue-sharing pool, we will look at the average payment of new titles in 2019 with similar parameters to your journal to determine any additional payment.
Q: I added / transferred a title in 2020. How will my payment be affected?
A: We will pay publishers for the journals they licensed to JSTOR in 2020.