when you claim capitalism spreads knowledge but it throws everything in academic research behind a paywall
We can address this! First, friendly reminder – JSTOR is not a publisher and is a non-profit organization. We work with publishers to digitize and make searchable their copyrighted work, so we do not own any of the content that is on JSTOR. But! did you know that JSTOR has worked with our publishing partners to make that content available in a variety of ways for those not at higher ed institutions?
1. Graduated? Graduating? Check to see if your uni offers alumni access here.
2. We offer free online reading programs. Sign up for a MyJSTOR account and you can read up to three articles online every two weeks. More info on how to register here.
3. Open Access content – everything published prior to 1925 in the U.S. and 1870 abroad is free to read and download. Additionally, there are more than 500 open access ebooks and a number of open access journal articles that publishers have made available. You can find these by performing a search and then, on the results page, in the left-hand side bar, scroll down and click “Read and Download” while you are not logged in.
4. Many public libraries offer access to JSTOR – check with yours. NYPL and BPL are two that do off the top of my head.
5. JSTOR Daily is our online magazine – outside authors write articles on a number of topics but must cite their sources from articles on JSTOR! And we link to and open the articled that are cited in each story. So, you can read the short version and explore the research that supports it.
I hope this is helpful!
Heads up, kids
This is excellent information but I’m dying to know….
OH HEY, THIS AGAIN.
Update! Tech recently made a change where ALL OF THE OPEN ACCESS CONTENT ON JSTOR IS SEARCHABLE WITHOUT A LOGIN.
This now includes 2,700 ebooks (up from 500 when we originally reblogged this) and something like 500,000 open articles (keep in mind though, most of these are published pre-1925). There are 19 open access journals that are still posting their work on JSTOR too.
ANYWAY, this is all FREELY SEARCHABLE WITHOUT A LOGIN. GO HERE: http://www.jstor.org/open/