JSTOR was founded in 1995 to build trusted digital archives for scholarship. Today, we work with the scholarly community to preserve their work and the materials they rely upon, and to build a common research platform that promotes the discovery and use of these resources.
With participation and support from the international scholarly community, JSTOR has created a high-quality, interdisciplinary archive of scholarship, is actively preserving over one thousand academic journals in both digital and print formats, and continues to greatly expand access to scholarly works and other materials needed for research and teaching globally. We are investing in new initiatives to increase the productivity of researchers and to facilitate new forms of scholarship.
- Arts & Sciences I
Established in 1997, JSTOR's first collection includes core journals in economics, history, political science, and sociology, as well as in other key fields in the humanities and social sciences. This collection also contains titles in ecology, mathematics, and statistics. Overall, there are 119 titles in twenty-one disciplines.
- Arts & Sciences II
The Arts & Sciences II Collection is home to 127 titles. This collection adds depth to many disciplines introduced in Arts & Sciences I, such as economics, history, and Asian studies. Arts & Sciences II also offers core journals in several new disciplines, such as archaeology, classics, and African, Latin American, Middle Eastern, and Slavic studies.
- Arts & Sciences III
Arts & Sciences III includes journals in languages and literature, as well as essential titles in the fields of music, film studies, folklore, performing arts, religion, and the history and study of art and architecture. There are 151 titles in this collection.
- Arts & Sciences IV
This collection has a strong focus on the professions of business, education, and law, and also includes titles in psychology and public policy and administration. There are 112 titles in this collection.
- Arts & Sciences V
This collection builds on previously introduced disciplines, adding important literary reviews and state historical journals. It will also widen the scope of core disciplines in the arts and humanities, such as philosophy, history, classics, religion, art and art history, and language and literature. When complete, the collection will number at least 120 titles.
- Arts & Sciences VI
With a minimum of 120 titles, the Arts & Sciences VI Collection will extend JSTOR's coverage in disciplines across the social sciences, with clusters focused in economics, education, linguistics, political science, and area studies.
- Arts & Sciences VII
With over 180 titles across thirty-five disciplines, the Arts & Sciences VII Collection includes more journals in more disciplines than any other JSTOR collection. Its eclectic range of disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences complements research in core disciplines such as history, political science, sociology, art and art history, and language and literature, and the collection represents the largest cluster of health policy titles in JSTOR.
The Ireland Collection, developed in cooperation with Queen's University Belfast, is an interdisciplinary collection of journals and other materials. At its expected completion in 2009, it will contain a minimum of 75 journals, including journals with moving walls between 1 and 5 years and ceased journals from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. Over 200 monographs and 2,500 manuscript pages will also be included. Complementing JSTOR's existing collections, the Ireland Collection adds titles and resources across the arts, humanities, and sciences in disciplines such as music, art, history, literature, archaeology, mathematics, and biology. Materials span from the 1780s to the present. The content is international in scope, while also providing a rich focus on Ireland. The Ireland Collection was created with funding from the JISC Digitisation Programme.
- Life Sciences
The Life Sciences Collection is JSTOR's largest collection, with over 5.5 million pages available today and scheduled to grow to more than seven million. At its completion, it will comprise a minimum of 160 titles spanning disciplines in the biological, health, and general sciences.
JSTOR's discipline-specific collections offer a way to meet the needs of more specialized research institutions. Many of these collections are drawn from the more comprehensive View Title Lists in our multi-disciplinary collections. In any case where there are overlapping titles, JSTOR will adjust the collection fees to ensure that participants contribute only once for any title.
- Biological Sciences
The Biological Sciences Collection brings together the 29 journals available in our existing Ecology & Botany Collection with more than 130 titles that span the sciences. The collection is particularly strong in ecology and evolutionary biology, plant and animal sciences, paleontology, and conservation.
The 47 titles in the Business Collection are drawn from Arts & Sciences I, II, and IV. The collection brings together core titles in economics and finance, including publications from leading scholarly societies and a range of critical research journals in accounting, labor relations, marketing, management, operations research, and risk assessment.
- Business II
Business II will feature at least 60 titles, all of which will be drawn from Arts & Sciences IV, VI, and VII. The collection broadens the range of international business titles and includes a number of journals that explore the intersections between economics and law, policy, and psychology.
- Ecology & Botany
Founded with the assistance of the Ecological Society of America, this collection includes the Society's premier research journals along with titles broadly focused on ecosystems. Ecology topics range from biodiversity and climate change to conservation and experimental biology. The botany titlesincluding the oldest botanical journal in the Americasencompass a range of topics such as plant biology, systematic botany, and taxonomy. There are 29 titles in this collection.
- Health & General Sciences
The Health & General Sciences Collection features over 25 important historical scientific journals and top publications in the health sciences, offering published scientific research dating as far back as 1665. The collection includes publications of the Royal Society of London, which extend back to the 17th century, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, which dates from the early 20th century. A cluster of titles in nursing and epidemiology is also available through the Health & General Sciences Collection today. There is no overlap with any Arts & Sciences Collection or the Biological Sciences Collection.
- Language & Literature
The 58 titles in this collection span the literary cultures of many different countries, containing articles in several languages, including Arabic, Italian, and German. Developed with the help of the Modern Language Association, the collection includes PMLA and a range of core journals in the diverse fields of literary criticism that have emerged in the last thirty years. This collection includes 13 journals from Arts & Sciences I and 45 journals from Arts & Sciences III.
- Mathematics & Statistics
This collection brings together over 50 titles in the mathematical and statistical sciences from existing JSTOR collections.
The Music Collection contains the complete back runs of 33 titles dedicated to scholarly research and theory in the field of music. The collection includes journals published in the Netherlands, Croatia, Hungary, Germany, and France. Every title in the Music Collection is also available as a part of Arts & Sciences III.
- 19th Century British Pamphlets
This collection, created by RLUK (Research Libraries UK), contains the most significant British pamphlets from the 19th century held in UK research libraries. Pamphlets were an important means of public debate, covering the key political, social, technological, and environmental issues of their day. They have been underutilized within research and teaching because they are generally quite difficult to access often bound together in large numbers or otherwise hard to find in the few research libraries that hold them. The digitization of more than 20,000 pamphlets from seven UK institutions will provide researchers, students, and teachers with an immensely rich and coherent corpus of primary sources with which to study the socio-political and economic landscape of 19th century Britain. This collection was created with funding from the JISC Digitisation Programme.
- Collections from Aluka
Three collections currently hosted by Aluka, an initiative united with JSTOR, are also available. JSTOR aims to place this content alongside current JSTOR collections.
- African Cultural Heritage Sites and Landscapes
This collection brings together more than 30,000 digital objects of visual, contextual, and spatial documentation of African heritage sites and rock art sites. The materials include photographs, 3D models, GIS data sets, site plans, aerial and satellite photography, excavation reports, travelogues, and other scholarly research that will be of use to students and scholars in anthropology, archaeology, cultural studies, heritage preservation, and architectural studies. Documented heritage sites include Lalibela, Ethiopia; Timbuktu, Mali; and Elmina, Ghana. In addition, rock art sites cover over thirty countries across the continent. Funding for this collection has come from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Arcadia Fund.
- African Plants
This collection provides documentation on 60,000 African plant species across the continent with more than 250,000 type specimens digitized on site from herbaria in Africa, Europe, and the United States. The total collection makes available more than 330,000 digital objects that may be accessed by use, region, scientific name or common name. Available materials also include expedition travelogues, letters, photographs, botanical paintings and drawings, and digitized entries from reference books.
- Struggles for Freedom in Southern Africa
This collection documents liberation movements in several southern African countries with access to more than 17,000 digital objects such as oral histories, speeches, nationalist publications, fully digitized books, journals, and pamphlets. Theses materials address topics such as colonial rule, dispersion of exiles, international intervention, and worldwide networks that supported successive generations of resistance within Southern Africa.