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High Demand for Open Access ebooks
JSTOR's ebook program now offers more than 2,800 Open Access titles from 37 participating publishers. Frank Smith, Director of Books at JSTOR, shared Open Access usage data at the University Press Redux Conference held last month. The OA ebooks have been used in 226 countries and territories, and more than half of the usage was from researchers who are not affiliated with an institution. We're excited about expanding access to researchers who might not otherwise have had access to high-quality scholarly content.
Open Access Options for Journals
Are the current issues of your archive journal now available Open Access? You can make these issues freely available on JSTOR too! If you are starting a new Open Access journal, have you considered our Journal Hosting Program?
New Thematic Collection Launching Soon
Turkey National Agreement
We are pleased to welcome 197 Turkish higher-education and research institutions to JSTOR via a national agreement with the Turkish Academic Network and Information Center (ULAKBIM EKUAL). In this arrangement, Turkish institutions will have full access to archival journals and research reports on the JSTOR platform.
Our mission to provide broad access to JSTOR is a collaborative effort with the academic community. Through this agreement, we are able to help further our mission, and we look forward to working with consortia, government, and higher education institutions in the future to help expand access to essential academic content at a national level.
We're attending the following upcoming conferences, and we'd love to meet with you:
- International Studies Association (April 4-7, San Francisco)
- London Book Fair (April 10-12, London)
- American Educational Research Association (April 13-17, New York City)
- International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 10-13, Kalamazoo)
- Canadian Association of Learned Journals (May 26-27, Regina, Canada)
- Society for Scholarly Publishing (May 30-June 1, Chicago)
- Association of University Presses (June 17-19, San Francisco)
We're also holding a JSTOR European Publishers Meeting on May 8 in London.
New JSTOR Logo
In 2017, we redesigned the logos of all the ITHAKA services (JSTOR, Artstor, Portico, and Ithaka S+R) to align those brands visually, and to ensure that the logos work well in modern digital formats such as social media and mobile use. If you list JSTOR as a partner on your website, please download and use our updated logo.
Journal Payment Updates
For those who participate in our article and issue sales program (known as Publisher Sales Service), payments for 2017 have been sent out. If you have not received your statement or payment, or do not presently participate but would like to, please contact us or your account manager.
Archive journals revenue sharing statements and payments will be sent out at the end of March. If you have not received anything by the first week in April, please contact us or your account manager.
JSTOR Simplifies Read-Only Access
Starting in early April 2018, we will replace the MyJSTOR account's shelf feature with an experience to reduce friction in our free read-only program. Anyone with a MyJSTOR account will be able to read up to 6 journal articles at a time during a 30-day timeframe. This offers increased flexibility to users while offering the same amount of content.
Designed primarily for people who are not affiliated with an institution, JSTOR's read-only service allows people to explore the 2,000+ journals available in the archive.
Journals Update: JPASS Price Experiment Results
After five months of testing JPASS prices, we have concluded the experiment earlier this month. JPASS have returned to the original monthly ($19.50/10 downloads) and annual ($199/120 downloads) offers.
During the test, JPASS sales increased approximately 40%, which was not sufficient to make up for the halved offer. While we did not fulfill our hypothesis of doubling sales, we are extremely glad to have had this learning opportunity to monitor user feedback and behavior.
This was not easy to orchestrate, and we are very grateful for your patience and support.
If you have any questions, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us for a Publisher Meeting at AUPresses
If you're planning to attend the Association of University Presses conference in San Francisco, please join us for a breakfast meeting for JSTOR publishers. This event will include updates on our journal and ebook programs and presentations on our latest initiatives. We're also looking forward to your feedback and suggestions.
Monday, June 18, 2018
Fairmont San Francisco, Pavilion Room
- Society for Scholarly Publishing (May 30-June 1, Chicago)
- Association of University Presses (June 17-19, San Francisco)
Mellon Grant Supports Digitization of El Colegio de México Titles
More than 600 out-of-print scholarly books published by El Colegio de México will be digitized and made available in Open Access form by JSTOR, thanks to a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. El Colegio de México is one of the most important academic research centers in the world, yet many of its key publications have been unavailable for years or even decades. This project not only will make the books available again, but will ensure their availability for decades to come.
At JSTOR, we've seen high usage for backlist monographs that are digitized and made discoverable to researchers online—in fact, two-thirds of ebook usage on our platform is for backlist titles that are more than three years old. We're delighted to have the opportunity to make this classic scholarship easily accessible to users around the worldMore than 600 out-of-print scholarly books published by El Colegio de México will be digitized and made available in Open Access form by JSTOR, thanks to a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. El Colegio de México is one of the most important academic research centers in the world, yet many of its key publications have been unavailable for years or even decades. This project not only will make the books available again, but will ensure their availability for decades to come.
At JSTOR, we've seen high usage for backlist monographs that are digitized and made discoverable to researchers online—in fact, two-thirds of ebook usage on our platform is for backlist titles that are more than three years old. We're delighted to have the opportunity to make this classic scholarship easily accessible to users around the world.
A New Look for JSTOR Daily
Check out the redesigned JSTOR Daily, our scholarship-backed magazine. We updated the site to make it easier for you to explore, discover, and read articles.
JSTOR Daily continues to publish articles based on the peer-reviewed, careful thinking and writing that help people understand what's going on in the world today. We surface the scholarship available in the JSTOR archive to provide context and to encourage readers to delve into the subject.
EDUCAUSE Review highlights partnership between JSTOR Labs and Columbia Libraries
EDUCAUSE Review explores the collaboration between JSTOR Labs and Columbia Libraries on the Reimagining the Monograph project, which resulted in the speedy creation of the TopicGraph prototype tool.
EDUCAUSE liked what it saw, writing that the two organizations "hit on a new approach to doing fun, engaging, fast-paced discovery by pulling together the best of design thinking, agile/lean startup processes, and commercial/academic partnership benefits." The article goes on to describe the new tool, explore the process of collaboration, and glean lessons on how other organizations can recreate the process.
Join us for JSTOR's Annual Publisher Meeting in New York City
Mark your calendar for JSTOR’s annual publisher meeting on November 30, 2018 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. JSTOR staff will provide updates on our books and journals programs and discuss changes to the platform. You will also be able to meet with members of the Content Development and Publisher Relations team, as well as network with other publishers.
Friday, November 30, 2018
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
We're attending the following upcoming conferences, and we'd love to meet with you! Reach out to your JSTOR representative or contact us at email@example.com to schedule a meeting.
- Frankfurt Book Fair (October 10-14, Frankfurt)
- Association of Internet Researchers (October 10-13, Montreal)
- Charleston Conference (November 5-10, Charleston)
- ITHAKA Next Wave (November 29, New York)
Participate in our Stats Webinar
JSTOR is pleased to reintroduce to journal publishers a portal that can be used to run a variety of usage statistics reports. JSTOR’s Publisher Support team will be hosting a webinar in October to review the reports that are available, demonstrate how to run them and illustrate how each type of report can provide publishers with the most relevant usage information for their journals.
Journal Hosting 2019 Renewals
Our second round of Journal Hosting Program 2019 subscription renewals are going out this month to institutions that do not order through a sales agent. Institutions that order via subscription or sales agents will not receive renewals unless subscriptions have lapsed, in order to prevent customer confusion. Five renewal efforts are executed annually, with our first effort starting in July. Starting the renewal cycle earlier enables libraries to act on this information and make their renewal decisions earlier.
Hosting Fee for Open Access ebooks
Our Open Access ebook initiative has grown to more than 3,300 titles. These ebooks have seen high levels of discovery and usage around the world—in fact, they've been used in 226 countries and territories!
Starting in January 2019, we will charge a modest fee for each new Open Access ebook added to the JSTOR platform. This one-time fee of $100 per ebook applies only to newly added titles, not to ebooks that are already available through JSTOR. This will help defray the costs of ingesting the title to the platform, creating a MARC record, hosting it on an ongoing basis, and preserving it in Portico.
Coming Soon: Lives of Literature
- Medieval Authors & Texts
- Modernist Authors
- Victorian, Edwardian & Gothic Authors
- Literary Theorists
A New Look for JSTOR Journals
We are pleased to announce exciting new changes to our content layout on the JSTOR site. In September 2018, we released a new layout for our article pages that improves the online reading experience, helps users better evaluate the content, and make more informed choices about which articles they download.
Text Analyzer wins People's Choice Award at SSP
JSTOR received the first-ever People's Choice Award for Text Analyzer during the SSP Previews Session at the Society for Scholarly Publishing's 40th annual meeting.
In a plenary featuring 13 presentations about the industry's newest and most innovative products, platforms, and content, attendees voted for Text Analyzer as most likely to have the most positive impact in scholarly communications.
Payments and Updates to Contact Information
As we prepare to send out annual archive revenue sharing payments, we would like to ensure that we have the most recent contact information from all publishers. If your organization has had any recent staff changes, updates to contact information, or changes in bank information, please let us know as soon as possible to avoid any delay with your payment. Additionally, if you are currently receiving checks and would like to receive wire payments instead, please fill out and submit this form to firstname.lastname@example.org
2018 JSTOR Publisher Meeting
On November 30, JSTOR hosted its annual publisher meeting at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. We had approximately 50 attendees representing 35 organizations, including university presses, societies, independent institutes, and commercial publishers. JSTOR staff provided updates on our Journals and Books programs, Outreach efforts, and recent changes to the platform. Publishers also had the opportunity to learn more about developments in JSTOR's usage reports as well as some of the exciting projects undertaken by the JSTOR Labs team.
2019 JSTOR Publisher Meeting in D.C.
We are starting to plan another publisher meeting in the Washington, D.C. area.
ITHAKA'S 2018 Next Wave Conference
ITHAKA's Next Wave 2018 was held on November 29 in New York City. This year, we explored the provocative question: "Will we recognize higher ed in 10 years"? Thanks to our speakers, moderators, and guests for making it an engaging and productive day. This brief event overview includes links to more detailed write-ups.
Open Access Journals on JSTOR
Are you interested in having current issues of your journal Open Access on JSTOR? The OA journals currently on our platform have been accessed in over 240 countries this year so far! If your journal already participates in one of our collections, we can make issues free. If you publish an OA journal that is not yet on JSTOR, consider our Journal Hosting Program.
Usage Reports for Journals
We have heard from increasing numbers of journal publishers how crucial usage statistics are for their publications. We are making it our goal to both provide the necessary tools for publishers to run their own stats reports as well as to incorporate their feedback so that we can create the most useful reports for their journals. Through our recently revamped stats portal, publishers can now run their own Top Article Usage, Journals Detailed Usage, and Title Usage reports. Additionally, we offer several custom reports, including Institutional Usage, Regional Usage, and Top Issue Usage.
We are aiming to increase publishers' visibility on the JSTOR platform through strategic branding and advertisement placements. Publishers can advertise not only their publications but also their own organization's events, and active advertisers will receive monthly usage reports based on clicks. Consult our 2018 Guidelines for more information about submitting ad requests. Additionally, we ask that you please take a moment to review your publisher and journal page descriptions, contact information, and publisher logos on the JSTOR site and inform us of any updates.
Understanding Great Works: A New Research Tool on JSTOR
Understanding Great Works (Beta) is a free research tool from JSTOR Labs that fosters student engagement with classic literature by connecting passages in primary texts with journal articles and book chapters on JSTOR that cite those lines. The project is integrated on the JSTOR platform and easily accessible from the "Tools" menu on the top of each page. The tool is being released in a Beta status, which indicates that the tool is publicly available but we are actively testing and updating the features. A companion LibGuide is also available.
If you experience any problems with the site or have feedback, we encourage you to contact us at email@example.com.
We're attending the following conferences, and we'd love to meet with you
- Modern Language Association (January 3-6, Chicago)
- American Historical Association (January 3-6, Chicago)
- ALA Midwinter (January 25-29, Seattle)
- Association of American Publishers/Professional & Scholarly Publishing (February 6-8, Washington, D.C.)
- College Art Association (February 13-16, New York City)