[Eril-l] JSTOR journal hosting issues

Delong, Jackie jdelong at su.edu
Thu Dec 16 12:19:22 PST 2021

Hello all,
In preparation for the end of the JSTOR journal-hosting program, I'm
working through the titles that we *no longer have current subscriptions*
to, but do retain access to the dates when we did hold a subscription.
>From the message I received from JSTOR, if we don't subscribe to the JSTOR
Collection those backfiles are in we lose access unless the publisher has
moved the content elsewhere.

This is the message I've received from JSTOR.
*Because our Journal Hosting Program is ending, we will not be hosting the
current content of these titles any longer after grace expires on 3/1/2022.
You are entitled to retain access to any content you have subscribed to,
but it will not be on JSTOR as we will be putting taking that content off
the site and it will only become visible again once it comes out from the
moving wall for the participants of the collections they belong to.*

Scholarly Publishing Collective only handles *current subscriptions, and
the backfiles don't go back very far.*  So that isn't where this content
would be.  So far I've reached out to one publisher, and they weren't aware
we would lose access to those backfiles on JSTOR.

Has anyone else come across this issue?  We will have to come up with the
subscription cost of about 12 additional JSTOR collections to keep the
content we've already paid for.

Please tell me I'm misunderstanding what is happening!  Has anyone had this
Thanks for your help.  Please forgive if this topic has already been
addressed.  The list archive search came back with an error.

Jackie DeLong (she/her)

Resources Librarian

540-665-4819 | *jdelong at su.edu <jdelong at su.edu>*

Shenandoah University Libraries
1460 University Dr., Winchester, VA 22601

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