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Post cancellation access to a journal is granted in specific cases when an institution has subscribed to journal content that is no longer available on JSTOR.
How does Post Cancellation Access work?
Post Cancellation Access (PCA) is only available for titles in the Journal Hosting Program (JHP) (formerly Current Scholarship Program or CSP). The dates of your subscription and the availability of the content on JSTOR will be taken into consideration for PCA requests.
Factors considered when granting PCA:
- Was the journal part of the JHP or CSP program?
- Was there a paid subscription for at least one year?
- Has the subscription been canceled?
If the above questions can be answered with yes, then JSTOR will be able to provide PCA on our platform. Access is provided from the Digital Availability Date (DAD) through the last subscribed issue. You can find your title's Digital Availability Dates in the Journal Hosting Program title list.
Additionally, if either of the following questions can be answered yes, then the access is free of charge.
- Does the institution participate in the archive collection to which the title belongs?
- Is the institution a Portico participant?
If neither of those conditions apply, then libraries can generally purchase PCA for a small annual fee (currently set at $15), and JSTOR will provision and maintain access on its platform as long as this fee, called the Annual JHP PCA fee, is paid.
Please refer to 12.2 Section of our Terms and Conditions for full description of the policies.
How to submit a PCA claim to JSTOR
If you want to claim post cancellation access via JSTOR, or have any questions about your library's eligibility, please contact us and include:
- the name of your institution,
- the journal(s) in question, and
- your subscription history.