JSTOR press release announces addition of ASOR to Current Scholarship Program

March 31, 2011 - JSTOR is pleased to announce the addition of 21 new journals from eight new publishers to the Current Scholarship Program, an effort launched earlier this year that brings together current and historical content on the JSTOR platform.

The University of Minnesota Press; the American Schools of Oriental Research; the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Science Fiction Studies; Paradigm Publishers; the American School of Classical Studies at Athens; Southeast Asia Program Publications at Cornell University; and the Modern Humanities Research Association have all recently joined the Current Scholarship Program, and their journals will be offered through the program for the 2012 subscription year.

With the addition of these publishers, the Current Scholarship Program now encompasses 196 titles from 27 publishers. The Program continues to expand its reach both internationally as well as in the range of publishers it serves, with the inclusion of its first commercial publisher (Paradigm Publishers) and its first UK-based participant (the Modern Humanities Research Association).

This second set of presses joins the esteemed journals and publishers already included in the Current Scholarship Program, including Chicago, California, Indiana, Illinois, Nebraska, and Penn State University Presses, and titles such as The American Historical Review, The Classical Journal, and The William and Mary Quarterly.

“The American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) and JSTOR are partnering to make scholarship readily available to researchers across the globe. The Current Scholarship Program increases the ease of online access to ASOR’s journals for our members and subscribers while maintaining high academic standards. ASOR is pleased to join the other distinguished publishers who are part of the JSTOR family, and we look forward to partnering with JSTOR for years to come” said Andrew G. Vaughn, Executive Director of ASOR.

“This newest group of publishers brings a number of important, high-quality publications to the program,” said Mary Rose Muccie, Director of the Current Journals Program at JSTOR. “They collectively share our vision to support the broad dissemination of scholarship through affordable and sustainable means, and their participation helps provide librarians with the ability to subscribe to and access an even greater amount of current content on JSTOR.”

Among the new titles added to the program is the internationally acclaimed The Black Scholar: Journal of Black Studies and Research; Slavic Review, a longstanding JSTOR participant; and Modern Language Review, one of the oldest and best-known modern language journals.  Electronic access to these 21 new titles will be available on JSTOR beginning in January 2012. For libraries that already participate in the JSTOR Archive Collections, participating in the Current Scholarship Program provides seamless access to the complete runs of journals via the JSTOR platform. Libraries may also subscribe to a complete run of single titles within the Program.

More information about the Current Scholarship Program can be found at the following URL:

http://about.jstor.org/participate-jstor/libraries/current-scholarship-program

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