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We currently provide open access to 2,000+ books and 2 current journals (Journal of Information Policy and RSF), with more on the way. We also have several initiatives that expand free access to knowledge around the world:

  • Through JSTOR’s African Access and Developing Nations Access Initiatives, all JSTOR archive collections (11 million articles from 2,400+ journals) and 4 primary source collections (2.9 million objects) are available free to universities, libraries, and research organizations in more than 65 countries.
  • Through JSTOR’s Register & Read service, 8.5+ million articles from 1,982 journals are free to read online for anyone in the world. There have been 3.4 million article views this year alone, and nearly 18 million views since the service started in 2012.
  • Low-res images and metadata for 2.9 million plant science primary source objects on JSTOR are free for anyone in the world.
  • 540,000 free early journal articles from 400+ journals have have been viewed and downloaded more than 11 million views times in 2017, and 75 million since 2012.
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