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JSTOR’s Journal Hosting Program (JHP) integrated the most recent issues of more than 250 journals with archival journals and ebooks on JSTOR. This program ended January 1, 2022.
Journals that are on JSTOR only via the Journal Hosting Program but not in archive collections will be removed. JHP journals that are also in archive collections will remain on JSTOR, with content available through the moving wall, and new content will be added each year.
Why did the Journal Hosting Program end?
Launched in 2011, The JSTOR Journal Hosting Program (JHP) was an initiative that let publishers host their most recent journal issues alongside their journal archives on JSTOR. JHP integrated the most recent issues of 260 journals with archival journals and ebooks on JSTOR.
One of the program’s primary objectives was expanding readership of important titles via affordable and sustainable means—for libraries, publishers, and for JSTOR. We had been operating JHP at a loss and could not continue in a financially viable way both for us and for our participating publishers. Therefore, we decided to close the program after the 2021 subscription period ending December 31, 2021.
We explored transitioning from a full-order processing and renewal service program to a hosting-only model as an alternative, but the fees required would be prohibitive for our participating publishers. We continue to explore new and sustainable options for offering current journal issues on JSTOR.
When the program ended, current issues for the publishers participating in the program were removed from JSTOR. The archives for these journals remain on JSTOR, and we continue to add new content every year.
How did this affect new content on JSTOR?
The end of the JHP had no impact on content in the JSTOR Archival Journal collections; all content included in these collections continues to be updated regularly and becomes available as the moving wall advances.
Post-Cancellation Access claims to content in the program
As of January 1, 2022, JSTOR no longer offers Post-Cancellation Access (PCA) for Journal Hosting Program (JHP) Titles. To request PCA, you will need to reach out to the new hosting platform directly. Portico participants can request PCA for Project MUSE titles via Portico.
Not sure what your title's new hosting platform is? Download the guide of all former JHP titles and their new hosting platforms, in Excel spreadsheet format:
Updated February 25, 2021
Post-Cancellation Access for Portico Participants
In cases where the publisher is unable to provide PCA, Portico Participants may request PCA by contacting email@example.com. If you are not a Portico participant and want to learn more, contact us.
To expedite processing, please include the following information:
- Download and complete the Excel PCA Template (XLSX) with the specific titles, volumes, or years you electronically subscribed to
- The publisher or agent with whom you carried the subscription (if other than JSTOR)
- Copies of invoices or purchase orders (screenshots from your ordering system will also work)
Existing Post-Cancellation Access Claims
JHP content will remain visible on the JSTOR site through January 1, 2023, but will not be available to access on JSTOR. This includes JHP content in front of the archive Moving Wall and JHP-only titles.
Beginning March 1, 2022, links to JHP articles will redirect to the new hosting website when available. This means existing PCA claims for content in front of the Moving Wall will no longer be available.
In cases where no redirect link is available, the article’s first page and metadata will remain visible on the JSTOR site.
PCA claims for content in the JSTOR archives and behind the archive Moving Wall will remain active. As the moving wall advances each year, new content will continue to be added to the JSTOR Archive for all participating journals.
If you have questions, contact Support: firstname.lastname@example.org
JHP content in Archive
The end of JHP had no impact on content in the JSTOR Archival Journal collections; all JHP content included in the Archival Journal collections remains in these collections. As the moving wall advances each year, a year of content becomes accessible in the archives.