What's in this article:
About OpenURL at JSTOR
OpenURLs (sometimes called Link Resolvers) allow databases like JSTOR to connect with your discovery service to redirect users to content they can access if access to that item via JSTOR through your institution is not available.
JSTOR supports both inbound and outbound linking on the platform.
So how do you enable the OpenURL for JSTOR? You can set up your OpenURL within your discovery service provider according to the criteria below. Once you have generated the resulting URL, all we need to enable this for your institution is the link itself.
Customizing the appearance of the JSTOR OpenURL
The following parts of JSTOR's user facing OpenURL are customizable:
- Base URL
- Link Text
Below is what the default link resolver looks like:
If you would like to customize the URL to your library's link, please contact JSTOR Support with the information above.
Parts of an OpenURL link on JSTOR
Below are the parts of OpenURLs for JSTOR, as well as supported parameters for linking:
Base URL for JSTOR:
Supported OpenURL v0.1 parameters:
- title: Book/Journal title
- aulast: author last name
- aufirst: author firstname
- volume: this is applicable for articles
- issue: this is applicable for articles
- spage: start page
- issn: journal
- isbn: book
- date: publication date (YYYY or YYYY-MM or YYYY-MM-DD)
- id=doi: XXXX - DOI (where XXXX is the ID value)
Sample OpenURL link to journal article:
Sample OpenURL link to book: