JSTOR Daily is an online publication that contextualizes current events with scholarship. Drawing on the richness of JSTOR’s digital library of more than 2,000 academic journals, thousands of monographs, and other materials, JSTOR Daily stories provide background—historical, scientific, literary, political, and otherwise—for understanding today’s often-confusing world. We’re proud to publish articles based in fact and grounded by careful research and to provide free access to that research for all of our readers. You’ll find those free JSTOR resources marked with a little “J” icon that looks like this:
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What We Publish
Our writers are scholars, journalists, critics, scientists, and—above all—keen observers of the world around them. We publish weekly long-form feature articles that explore the sometimes-hidden depths of newsy topics. In addition, our daily blog posts explore parallels between existing lines of study and the headlines of the day. We also showcase regular columns by subject-matter experts writing for a popular audience. In general, we like stories that are thought-provoking, reader-friendly, unique, and—most importantly—backed by academic integrity and peer review. In addition, our long form features are fact-checked by an independent contractor. If you think we got something wrong, have a question, or want to sing our praises, we encourage you to contact us.
All of our stories contain links to free, publicly accessible research on JSTOR, which is short for “journal storage.”
What is JSTOR?
JSTOR is a digital library for scholars, and researchers, and students of all kind that provides access to more than 10 million academic journal articles, books, and primary sources in 75 disciplines.
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