Public domain Religion journals through JSTOR Early Journal Content program

In my last post, I mentioned JSTOR’s Early Journal Content program. I used it to access the March 6, 1665 issue of Philosophical Transactions without having to log into my library’s JSTOR subscription. Through the program, which was launched in September, anyone in the world with an Internet connection can freely access journal content on JSTOR’s platform published prior to 1923 in the United States, and prior to 1870 in the rest of the world. Users can search content on the JSTOR platform, and articles can be downloaded in PDF format. No registration for use is required. (This video tutorial provides helpful instructions on using the service.)

This is a nice service that provides access to historically significant academic content in numerous academic disciplines, including Religion. Direct your browser to, select “by Discipline” from the Browse drop down menu, then click on “Religion.” Freely accessible content is marked with a green checkmark icon. (Alternatively, you can initiate a search by selecting “Advanced Search” from the Search drop down, then check “Include only content I can access” option under the search boxes.)

The following journals in Religion are currently available in Early Journal Content:

While current or subscription archival content for these titles are not freely accessible, I applaud JSTOR for opening their platform to access significant resources that are in the public domain.

Posted in Publishing Platforms, Scholarly Journals
One comment on “Public domain Religion journals through JSTOR Early Journal Content program
  1. […] initiative launched in September 2011 called Early Journal Content (mentioned earlier on my blog here), which opened public domain journal article content (published before 1923 in the United States […]

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