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May 14, 2024

JSTOR recognized for driving usage of Knowledge Unlatched open access books

Knowledge Unlatched (KU), the global initiative for Open Access (OA), recently announced its OA Heroes 2024, highlighting the highest use nations, institutions, publishers, disciplines, and scholarly works from 2023. JSTOR is proud to be among the network of platforms recognized for contributing to the growing usage of KU OA books.

JSTOR began working with KU in 2016 and now makes available more than 1,524 KU OA books. Usage of these works on JSTOR… Read more»

May 10, 2024

Path to Open announces 2024 titles

Three hundred groundbreaking new books are on the path to open access

Path to Open, a pilot program to support the open access publication of new groundbreaking scholarly books that brings diverse perspectives and research to millions of people, will add 300 new books from 44 university presses in 2024. This includes titles from 9 publishers new to Path to Open, with several that expand the initiative’s global coverage: Bristol UniversityRead more»

March 20, 2024

Boston Library Consortium supports Path to Open

Eight BLC libraries join JSTOR and the academic community in developing a sustainable path for open access university press monographs at scale

Boston Library Consortium (BLC), a coalition of libraries in the northeastern United States that share knowledge, infrastructure, and resources at scale, is the latest consortium to join Path to Open, a pilot program to support the open access publication of new groundbreaking scholarly books that will bring diverse perspectives and research to millions of people.… Read more»

March 14, 2024

JSTOR joins the Directory of Open Access Books Trusted Platform Network

JSTOR recently joined the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) Trusted Platform Network, a global initiative bringing together platforms committed to maintaining the highest standards in open access (OA) book publishing.

The DOAB Trusted Platform Network creates a more seamless process for platforms and publishers, including JSTOR, to index their OA books in DOAB by checking and verifying which books meet the DOAB criteria and automatically listing them in DOAB,… Read more»

March 4, 2024

Florida Virtual Campus joins Path to Open

Florida Virtual Campus (FLVC), a centralized service supporting the shared needs of Florida’s 40 public colleges and universities, has joined Path to Open, a pilot program to support the open access publication of new groundbreaking scholarly books that will bring diverse perspectives and research to millions of people.

Path to Open launched in 2023 as a collaboration among JSTOR, a nonprofit service of ITHAKA, The University of Michigan Press, the University of North Carolina Press, and the… Read more»

October 4, 2023

JSTOR Releasing First 100 Path to Open Books

JSTOR, part of the non-profit ITHAKA, announced today the release of the first books in Path to Open, a new program designed to affordably and sustainably support the open access publication of new groundbreaking books in the humanities and social sciences.

Launched as a pilot in January 2023, Path to Open is a delayed open access model where new books are made available to supporting libraries upon publication and become open access after three years. Thirty-seven university… Read more»

August 2, 2023

JSTOR Expands Open Access with the Big Ten Open Books Project

JSTOR will make a new 100-title open access book collection available as part of the Big Ten Academic Alliance’s latest open access initiative. Centered on Gender and Sexuality studies, this collection is the first in a series of collections from Big Ten Open Books, a collaboration between the university presses and libraries of the Big Ten Academic Alliance.

“Big Ten Open Books is pursuing a robust programmatic future for open monograph publishing by… Read more»

May 19, 2023

punctum books Releases 250 Open Access Titles on JSTOR

Brings JSTOR to 10,000 Open Access Books

punctum books, an independent scholar- and queer-led open access publisher, and JSTOR recently released punctum’s entire backlist of 250 open access academic books on JSTOR. punctum books is dedicated to radically creative modes of intellectual inquiry, publishing works that take experimental risks with the forms and styles of intellectual writing in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. They now have 360 open access books available on JSTOR. With these latest additions from punctum,… Read more»

April 17, 2023

Big Ten Academic Alliance and JSTOR Announce Multi-year Agreement for Path to Open Pilot

The research libraries of the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) have entered into a multi-year pilot agreement with JSTOR to support Path to Open, a new cost-effective, sustainable publishing model for supporting frontlist university press monographs and making them open access after three years.

More than 30 university presses and hundreds of authors are part of Path to Open. The initial 100 books will be released on JSTOR in the fall of 2023, with an additional 300 titles being… Read more»