Post cancellation access to a journal is granted in special cases when an institution has subscribed to journal content that is no longer available as part of a collection on JSTOR.
How does Post Cancellation Access work?
Post Cancellation Access (PCA) for titles in the Journal Hosting Program (JHP) (formerly Current Scholarship Program or CSP) will depend on when your subscription ended. It will also depend on the availability of the content on JSTOR.
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. JSTOR will then give your library Post Cancellation Access from the DAD (digital availability date) through the last issue subscribed. You can find your title's Digital Availability Dates in the Journal Hosting Program title list.
However, if the library participates in a JSTOR archive collection that includes the title being claimed (Arts & Sciences III, for example), or the library is a Portico participant, JSTOR will provision PCA on the JSTOR platform at no charge, from the DAD through the last issue purchased, as long as the library continues to participate in the collection or remains a Portico participant.
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 information about the name of your institution, the journal(s) in question, and your subscription history.