What's in this article:
About the Publisher Sales Service:
Over 1,000 journals have single articles or issues for sale through JSTOR. Fees for those articles represent a price set by the publisher plus a flat fee to cover JSTOR’s costs for providing the service. Please contact JSTOR Support with any questions about this program.
How to purchase an article or issue:
Articles that are available to purchase will have a download button next to the journal information citing a specific price. It will look like this:
Once you press the download button, you'll get a pop-up window. On the left hand side, you'll see up to two links: one for purchasing the individual article, and another for purchasing the full issue if that is available. The right hand side of the pop-up outlines the process.
When you click on a purchase option, you will be prompted to create an account or sign into your existing MyJSTOR account to continue with your purchase. Once you have done this, accept the JSTOR Terms and Conditions and click the "Check Out" button to continue the purchase process through PayPal (if you're unsure how to do that we have steps outlined in the JPASS section.)
How to access purchased content:
If you’re here, chances are you’re not sure what to do after purchasing an article on JSTOR.
To find your purchased article:
- Go to www.jstor.org and make sure you’re logged in. To check, look in the top-right of the screen. It should say your name. If it doesn’t, just click "Login to My Account" in the top-right of the screen and log in.
- Go to your Purchase History. To get there, hover your cursor over your name in the top-right of the page and choose “Purchase History” from the drop-down menu.
- Click on the article title in the Purchase History list to be taken to the article.
- Click the “Download PDF” button on the article page, which will appear to the right of or below the article information, depending on the size of your screen.
- The article will appear in a new window. The first page is the cover page, so be sure to scroll down to see the actual text of the article. At this point, you can save the document to your computer or print it.
Note: when you purchase an article or issue in this way, we will not mail you a print copy. PayPal requires mailing address information for billing purposes.
Will I lose access to articles I purchased and downloaded:
No! You will have access to downloaded PDFs through your MyJSTOR account. They can be downloaded to your mobile device or desktop at any time. Single article purchases are listed in the “Purchase History” section.