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Post Cancellation Access (PCA) for the Journal Hosting Program (JHP) may be granted as long as the content is still available via the JSTOR platform. PCA will be granted for the years in which the university paid to participate in JHP. PCA to a journal that is no longer hosted on the JSTOR platform should be provided by the publisher. PCA should be provided by the publisher in the following instances:
- When the publisher still participates in JHP, but the journal transfers to a new publisher not participating in JHP, the new publisher will provide PCA on their platform.
- When a publisher leaves JHP and their titles' current issues and/or back issues leave the platform, PCA will be granted on the publisher’s new platform.
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:
- Is the journal still available on the JSTOR platform?
- 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 may be able to provide PCA on our platform. Access is provided for the period covering the dates of participation in JHP.
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, if applicable, to which the title belongs? (Not all JHP journals will belong to an archive collection.)
- Is the institution a Portico participant?
If neither of those conditions apply, but the title is still eligible for PCA, 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 more information.
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.