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Register and Read – expanding access to JSTOR

16 January 2012

Register & Read Beta is a new, experimental program to offer free, read-online access to individual scholars and researchers who register for a MyJSTOR account. Users with partial or no current access to JSTOR may create a MyJSTOR account and add up to three items to a reading shelf for free.

How will it work?

  • Find an article that’s part of Register & Read, click on a “Get Access” option.
  • Register for a free MyJSTOR account, or log into your account if you already have one.
  • Add the content to your shelf to read the full-text online. After 14 days, you may remove it and add new items to your shelf.
  • PDF versions of some articles will also be available for purchase and download. If you purchase articles from your shelf, the PDF versions may be stored and accessed in your MyJSTOR account at any time.

At launch, Register & Read will include approximately 70 journals from more than 30 publishers, a subset of the content in JSTOR. This includes content from the first volume and issue published for these journals through a recent year (generally 3-5 years ago). It is planned to add more titles at a later date. See a list of the titles and publishers. Register & Read is a beta program, and it is expected that aspects of the program will be adjusted as needed. This may include both functionality and the available content.