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Type of site
Digital library
Available inEnglish (includes content in other languages)
OwnerIthaka Harbors
Created byAndrew W. Mellon Foundation[1]
Launched1995; 29 years ago (1995)
Current statusActive[2]
OCLC number46609535

JSTOR (/ˈstɔːr/;[1] short for Journal Storage)[3] is a digital library. It was founded in 1995 in New York City, United States. It was originally containing digitized back issues of academic journals. It is now encompasses books and other primary sources as well as current issues of journals. It provides full-text searches of almost 2,000 journals.

As of 2013, more than 8,000 institutions in more than 160 countries had access to JSTOR.[4] Most access is by subscription but some of the site is public domain, and open access content is available free of charge.[5][6]

JSTOR's revenue was $86 million in 2015.[7]

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  1. Leitch, Alexander. "Bowen, William Gordon" Archived 2017-10-11 at the Wayback Machine. Princeton University Press.
  2. "About". JSTOR. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  3. Douglas F. Morgan; Marcus D. Ingle; Craig W. Shinn (3 September 2018). New Public Leadership: Making a Difference from Where We Sit. Routledge. p. 82. ISBN 9780429832918. JSTOR means journal storage, which is an online service created in 1995 to provide electronic access to an extensive array of academic journals.
  4. "Annual Summary" (PDF). JSTOR. 19 March 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 November 2013. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  5. "Register and read beta". Archived from the original on 2013-10-01. Retrieved 2021-01-20.
  6. Lichterman, Joseph. "Opening up the archives: JSTOR wants to tie a library to the news". Nieman Lab. Retrieved September 18, 2017.
  7. "Ithaka Harbors, Inc". Nonprofit Explorer. ProPublica. 9 May 2013. Retrieved 2018-04-24.

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