You Can Now Pay for JSTOR’s Trove of Scholarly Archives
From within a university, scholarly research seems easy to access. Go to Google Scholar, or search a library website, and it’s there.
From outside a university, scholarly research seems impossible, if not expensive, to get to. Papers may cost hundreds of dollars if they’re not impossible to download.
An announcement yesterday from the scholarly publishing giant JSTOR alters that situation, somewhat. On Tuesday, JSTOR announced JPASS, a subscription service which allows individual users or groups to pay for access to 1,500 of JSTOR’s journals. According to a news release, the costs “range from $19.50 for a monthly to $199.”