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Account Coordinator: The Interior will be approving accounts and collecting email addresses.

JSTOR is one of the largest and most reputable journal archives in the world. This page is to facilitate signups for a pilot collaboration between the Wikimedia Foundation and JSTOR. This pilot provides free access to JSTOR's complete archive to 100 500 active editors for one year, in order to better support the most active and experienced authors of the encyclopedia. Active through June 2015. - see blog post.

Note that around a hundred universities provide free alumni access - please check if this applies to you!

To get access[edit]

  1. You will need to be an active editor. If you haven't been particularly active lately, preference may be given to another request.
  2. You will need to have a confirmed email address, and be willing to provide this address to someone from the Foundation and to JSTOR (unlike Wikipedia, JSTOR access requires email). The Interior is the current contact.
  3. You will need to sign up here, with access given out in the order of signups. Please sign up even if the 500 person limit has been reached, so that overall interest can be measured and we can get a waitlist started. Before you post a request, please check on this page to see whether you already have access through your local public library and/or educational institution.

Please be aware[edit]

  • If you are given access but fail to register an account within a reasonable time, you may be asked to relinquish it to another requester.
  • There is no minimum usage requirement, but if you're not really using your account and you're willing to give it to another person on the list, please let the Foundation contact know.
  • You will need to abide by the JSTOR Terms of Service, and should be comfortable with the fine print in the JSTOR Privacy Policy.

Requirements[edit]

  • You do not have free online access to these JSTOR products through your local library or university
  • You have your preferences enabled to receive email messages on English Wikipedia; (see Special:Preferences)
  • You have an account that is a minimum of 1 year old
  • You have a minimum of 1000 edits to the encyclopedia
  • You are active in content generation, research, and/or verification work

Expectations[edit]

Approved editors may
  • Search, view, retrieve, and display portions of restricted content
  • Electronically save portions of restricted content
  • Print out single copies of portions of restricted content
  • Comply with any terms and conditions which appear on the particular pages of the JSTOR website they are accessing
Approved editors will not
  • Share their account logins or passwords with others
  • Mass scrape or mass download JSTOR content
  • Systematically make printed or electronic copies of multiple extracts of restricted content available for any purpose
  • Datamine metadata without permission, in order, for instance, to use metadata for auto-created stub articles
  • Use the access provided through the Pilot for any commercial purpose
Private and confidential information
  • You will need to have a confirmed email address to participate. You understand and agree that your name and email address may be shared with representatives of the Wikimedia Foundation, Wikipedia Library, and JSTOR. While representatives of the Wikipedia Library are volunteers (not employees or contractors of the Wikimedia Foundation or JSTOR), they have signed confidentiality agreements with the Wikimedia Foundation with regards to the personal information they may handle for the Wikipedia Library.

Citation[edit]

  • Editors should always provide original citation information, in addition to linking a JSTOR article, per WP:V and WP:SAYWHEREYOUGOTIT
  • Editors should not provide bare links to non-free JSTOR pages
  • Editors should credit JSTOR and denote the registration requirement by adding |registration=yes and |via=[[JSTOR]] parameters to {{cite}} or {{citation}} templates as appropriate, or by using the standalone template, {{Subscription required |via=[[JSTOR]]}}
Examples
  • <ref>{{cite journal |last=Ziff |first=David |title=Fourth Amendment Limitations on the Execution of Computer Searches Conducted Pursuant to a Warrant
    |journal=[[Columbia Law Review]] |accessdate=14 April 2014 |volume=105 |issue=3 |pages=841–872 |url=http://www.jstor.org/stable/4099480
    |date=April 2005 |registration=yes |via=[[JSTOR]] }}</ref>
  • <ref>{{cite journal |last=Ziff |first=David |title=Fourth Amendment Limitations on the Execution of Computer Searches Conducted Pursuant to a Warrant
    |journal=[[Columbia Law Review]] |accessdate=14 April 2014 |volume=105 |issue=3 |pages=841–872 |url=http://www.jstor.org/stable/4099480
    |date=April 2005 }}{{Subscription required |via=[[JSTOR]]}}</ref>

New applications[edit]

# Add yourself with #{{user8|USERNAME|Project=code}} (eg. {{user8|Example|Project=en}}), active areas on Wikipedia, and how you would use access to JSTOR.

  1. I am planning to get involved in the GA review process, (See here ) particularly science articles. Many of the references are accessible only via JStor, and I would like to review the references to make sure they support the article. (I checked to see if I qualified under the alumni option of if a local public library had access, but came up empty.) Sphilbrick (talk · contribs)
  2. I actively edit articles related to the Partition of India, 1971 Bangladesh genocide and minorities in East Pakistan/Bangladesh. There are many scholarly articles on these topics, but unfortunately they are only accessible through JSTOR. Is it possible to get an account? BengaliHindu (talk · contribs)
  3. Masssly (talk · contribs) I am actively involved in several Wikimedia projects. I am a reviewer and an avid fighter of vandalism. My main interests include creating and improving Africa related content and the use of Wikipedia in Education in Africa. Because I feel users' good-faith contributions should not be removed outright even if they are not referenced I take it upon myself to Google and verify their edits and include citations if the information turns out correct. I have High-beam access but I could do more good if I was armed with JSTOR as well. Furthermore I am an M.Sc. Statistics candidate and my thesis is intended to assess the perceptions of professors and students in higher education in Ghana about Wikipedia and attempt to measure their confidence on its continued use as reference medium as well as a research or learning tool given that Wikipedia has often been derided by academics for containing misleading and factual errors. I could really use some rare resources (which I have only seen so far on JSTOR) to improve my literature. Thank you. —Sadat (Masssly)TalkCEmail 14:26, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  4. I generally work on history articles (especially military history) and I need access to a full range of historical journals for my research and articles.--Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 19:22, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
  5. I do a lot of article creation / broad edits across a wide range of topics - some are hard to research without journal access! I plan on citing all the things. Some links: Nikthestunned (talk · contribs · count) 08:51, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
  6. OppidumNissenae (talk · contribs) In 2013 I was one of the top 300 medical editors across any language of Wikipedia. This is my: edit count; my interests are medical topics and other. Thanks!--OppidumNissenae (talk) 05:57, 2 September 2014 (UTC)
  7. Odysseus1479 (talk · contribs): I have little in the way of a content-creation résumé, nor any particular specialty, but am increasingly finding lack of access to full papers an impediment to reference-, fact-, or copyvio-checking and other miscellaneous bits of research. JSTOR is one of the sites at which my trails end most often, with just an abstract or sample page. So if there’s a subscription available I think I could make some good use of it.—Odysseus1479 09:47, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
  8. Hym411 (talk · contribs) I'm mostly contributing on Korean Wikipedia, but I sometimes contributes here with Korean history and others, and JSTOR would be a good option to use. Revicomplaint? 00:23, 8 September 2014 (UTC)
  9. सत्यम् मिश्र (talk · contribs) Hi, I'm active on Bhojpuri Wikipedia and Hindi wikipedia and sysop and self patrolled user on these wikipedias respectively and have more than 1000 edits on both. I love to contribute in the field of Geography, Ecology and Environmental Science and Indian Culture. My contributions can be seen here - on Bhojpuri wikipedia and on Hindi wikipedia. As a sysop I often find it difficult to verify facts and information on a variety of topics being added to bh.wiki and this access to JSTOR will hel me a lot. Also, with access to JSTOR I can improve articales related to Geography and geosciences on both Hindi and Bhojpuri wikipedias.--SatyamMishra (talk) 04:38, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
  10. AmritasyaPutra (talk · contribs), I am active in articles related to Indian history and culture. I want access to some old Journals which are available via JSTOR in my work. I also feel its need for copyvio and reference verification. --AmritasyaPutraT 07:37, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
  11. Waldhorn (talk · contribs) I am an active editor, often in the areas of the arts, architecture, and music. Access to JSTOR would greatly assist me in researching obscure content for new and existing articles in those areas and would help in verifying otherwise inaccessible source material. —Waldhorn (talk) 01:21, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  12. waynejayes (talk · contribs) Active in biographies of South African (and other) Anglicans and in people from the Eastern Cape and in South African Schools as well as in Naturism/Nudism and in scientists and engineers I have 3300 edits, created 41 new pages, on wikipedia since June 2012. Jstor access would help me with the work I am doing on Christian naturism. There are academic articles on this topic and some are available on JStor, but not available to me at present. Wayne Jayes (talk) 19:59, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
  13. llightex (talk · contribs) I am active in editing articles pertaining to science, especially biology. I would like to use JSTOR to get better sources, as I find that many obscure things which I edit do not have many good sources available, and I would like to improve the reliability of Wikipedia. Llightex (talk) 23:31, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
  14. JimRenge (talk · contribs): I am editing articles on Buddhism since June 2013 (2900 edits). Access to JSTOR journals would help me to verify content and improve references. JimRenge (talk) 13:54, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
  15. Obenritter (talk · contribs): While I already have access to an enormous amount of resources as an Academic, the institution where I instruct let their subscription to JSTOR expire (cost?). Since I know it to be an extremely useful resource from past utilization, I'd like to be able to use it again. My areas of research and contribution to Wikipedia have been modern Germany and general military history. My contributions to Wikipedia over the last several years is around 3000 edits. Your consideration is most appreciated. --Obenritter (talk) 17:14, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  16. Bramfab (talk · contribs): I'm active editor since 2006 and sysop since 2007 in it.wikipedia, editing mainly on history of XIX-XX centuries, more general history of sciences and paleontology. The access will be quite useful to improve citations and to search for articles not easily found in common libraries. --Bramfab (talk) 14:35, 1 October 2014 (UTC)
  17. Vysotsky (talk · contribs): Active editor, mainly on Commons, Wiki-EN & Wiki-NL. Writing on a variety of subjects. More background info & reliable sources always welcome. Vysotsky (talk) 22:44, 1 October 2014 (UTC)
  18. Ancheta Wis   (talk | contribs); continuously active editor since January 2004. Admin on enwiki since 2005. Concentration on science and scientific method. Attempted to access JSTOR via 2-hour time slots at local university. Learned that these timeslots do not suffice for in-depth study or for citations. Only one daily visit at a library workstation is provided. For example, Margaret Talmadge May (1968)'s translation of Galen's De Usu Partium is inaccessible otherwise, which is impeding my contributions. It is unavailable to Google Books, for example. Thank you, --Ancheta Wis   (talk | contribs) 03:45, 8 October 2014 (UTC)
  19. Fiddlersmouth (talk · contribs); Active since January 2012, mainly on Freemasonry articles. Slowly patching holes in coverage, and enhancing important articles. As a project, we are desperately short of reliable references, and I know that JSTOR has material on the Gormogons and Freemasonry's relations with the Church and society which would assist in bringing more articles up to GA standard. Fiddlersmouth (talk) 21:46, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

Applications with pending comments/Declined applications[edit]

# This section is for applications that need clarification, or declined applications. Please add new applications to section above. Approved applications can be found at Wikipedia:JSTOR/Approved.

  1. For featured articles. I have no access to JSTOR, and have missed it sorely in the past. --Noleander (talk) 17:59, 4 April 2012 (UTC)
    Noleander, are you still actively editing? The Interior (Talk) 18:00, 6 July 2014 (UTC)
  2. I do not have access to the JSTOR site. But a fellow editor (will disclose name to contacts if requested) was gracious enoughr to mail me the PDFs I requested, which he told me he acquired through a professor he knew. I Googled jstor domain to find links which I appear to be useful from the abstract or name and mail it to him. The process took about 3 weeks due to non-availability of his friend professor. I contribute to FAs, GAs and DYKs generally realated to Hinduism and India. --Redtigerxyz Talk 18:06, 4 April 2012 (UTC) Update: No access. This wikipedia editor is inactive.--Redtigerxyz Talk 05:50, 10 June 2012 (UTC)
    Redtigerxyz, your activity has picked up since your April 2012 note - do you still want access? The Interior (Talk) 18:00, 6 July 2014 (UTC)
  3. Editor since 2008, 10k edits, 7 GAs. I've got my eye on a few series of articles, primarily food and drink, which I've already started working on and hope to progress this year. I do currently have limited JSTOR access through my girlfriend, though that runs out at the end of the month, after which I will have no access. Whilst I would find this very useful, depending on the limitations, please put me lower down the list, as some of the above (and I expect below) are exceptionally good editors who should get it before me. WormTT · (talk) 08:11, 7 April 2012 (UTC)
    Worm, you meet the requirements, but I should check whether you still want access per your note. Currently, there looks to be slightly more applicants than accounts. The Interior (Talk) 18:15, 6 July 2014 (UTC)
    I've not used it for a few months - please do feel free to remove my access, so that someone more likely to use it can do so. I can always apply again in future. WormTT(talk) 07:16, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
    Okay, WTT, thatnks for letting me know. I'll skip you in this round, but feel free to re-apply at any point. The Interior (Talk) 15:08, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
  4. Active in content creation and improvement for 5+ years now. No current access to JSTOR which routinely obstructs my searches for references. Warden (talk) 10:50, 7 April 2012 (UTC)
    Warden, you've gone to inactive service. Are you still looking for access/planning a return? The Interior (Talk) 18:15, 6 July 2014 (UTC)
  5. JSTOR might be the best access that could be provided for those who are looking to reference high quality articles. Four years, 18,000 edits, 3 GAs, 280 article created — all with high quality references (many from JSTOR, requested from other editors, since I have no access). Articles I've created include two on academic journals that are part of a JSTOR subscription: Willdenowia and Kew Bulletin :-). First Light (talk) 15:26, 7 April 2012 (UTC)
    First Light, I'm not seeing much activity recently. Are you still looking for access/planning a return? The Interior (Talk) 18:15, 6 July 2014 (UTC)
  6. Editor since 2009; I would be very appreciative of JSTOR access for my source reviewing for FAC. Eisfbnore (下さいて話し) 16:40, 7 April 2012 (UTC)
    Eisfbnore, I'm not seeing much activity recently. Are you still looking for access/planning a return? The Interior (Talk) 18:15, 6 July 2014 (UTC)
  7. I do not have access at present; this would help me contribute to public policy and Middle East topics. Neotarf (talk) 18:59, 9 April 2012 (UTC)
    Neotarf , I'm seeing a "retired" banner. Are you still looking for access/planning a return to article work? The Interior (Talk) 15:15, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
    The resolution of the issues that lead to my retirement seems further away than ever. Please give my access to someone else. —Neotarf (talk) 16:49, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
    Sorry to hear that, Neotarf. Thanks for the reply. The Interior (Talk) 17:02, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
    So am I, but thanks anyhow. —Neotarf (talk) 01:25, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
  8. I do not have access to JSTOR. I work a lot on Victorian biographies, and have ODNB access: it would be helpful to supplement that with JSTOR access to follow up some of the citations in ODNB. Cusop Dingle (talk) 21:22, 9 April 2012 (UTC)
    Cusop Dingle, I'm seeing a "retired" banner. Are you still looking for access/planning a return to article work? The Interior (Talk) 15:15, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
  9. - I'm an autoreviewer on the English WIkipedia and I have written several articles relating to Military history and this is a topic that JSTOR could help me a lot with. I no longer have access to Credo Reference because I forgot my password and no longer have access to the email I used with Credo to retrieve it. --Ceradon talkcontribs 02:25, 10 April 2012 (UTC)
    Ceradon, I'm not seeing any activty since March. Are you still looking for access/planning a return to article work? The Interior (Talk) 15:35, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
  10. I do not have access to JSTOR, but from the bit and pieces I have seen I believe will help greatly improve wikipedia. For filling out articles and finding references for de-Orphaning, I've found getting refs quite often helps to fill out orphans and to find how they should be wiki linked to other articles. Blackash have a chat 06:36, 10 April 2012 (UTC)
    Blackash, I'm not seeing much activity this year. Are you still looking for access/planning a return to article work? The Interior (Talk) 15:35, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
    JSTOR will improve the reliability of Wikipedia, and will provide ASTOR with free advertisement. User:Prosa100 User inactive. [1] Steven Walling (WMF) • talk 19:59, 26 November 2012 (UTC)
  11. My JSTOR access is linked to my university for employment-related tasks, not for Wikipedia, and the diversion of public resources for private pursuits is anathema in Sweden. Furthermore, many journals covering American politics/culture and music, on which I have written c. a dozen articles in the last year, are not included in Swedish-university subscriptions to JSTOR. I don't use automated tools but still am among the top 300 editors on edit-counts in the last 2-3 years, the last time I looked. (I prefer short edits.) I have been the main contributor to one A-class article (mathematics and economics), a couple Good class articles (a US social-democrat who played an important role in two revolutions against authoritarian regimes and DGM), lots of B & C articles, 20 DYKS, etc. I've cleaned up a lot of articles dealing with US politics, Robert Fripp, Ovation guitars, etc. The last months, I've been improving the guitar tunings article, which is seen by more than 1.6 thousand persons daily; I've rewritten and finally referenced all the articles on regular tunings, generating two DYKS; the next step is to clean-up open tunings, for which JSTOR's articles on American culture and music would be helpful. My receiving access to HighBeam led to immediate extensive improvements in DGM and other articles. Thus, I may be considered worthy to pour Sandy's tea or shine PoD's shoes: After the best writers receive JSTOR, I would like to be considered for a B-team subscription.  Kiefer.Wolfowitz 21:50, 13 April 2012 (UTC) 15:54, 19 April 2012 (UTC)
    Kiefer has left the building. If you return, let me know. The Interior (Talk) 15:35, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
  12. I like JSTOR's preview of page one of most articles but every fact I need to check is on page two. So access would be handy, but I'm also looking forward to the arrival of the arbiters of "need and merit" - that should be excellent fun. Yomanganitalk 15:56, 18 April 2012 (UTC)
    Yomangani, I'm not seeing much activity this year. Are you still looking for access/planning a return to article work? The Interior (Talk) 17:15, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
  13. Editor since 2006 (50K edits, over 600 new pages) mostly working on history and other humanities subjects. Have good university library access but currently no JSTOR without a university email account.Dsp13 (talk) 09:36, 19 April 2012 (UTC) Have gained academic access in the interim.Dsp13 (talk) 22:12, 20 November 2012 (UTC)
    Dsp has academic access but it's not complete, so I restored him in the list per email discussion with him. Steven Walling (WMF) • talk 19:59, 26 November 2012 (UTC)
    Dsp13, I'm seeing a "retired" banner, but also some recent activity. Are you still looking for access/planning a return to article work? The Interior (Talk) 17:15, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
    No JSTOR access, around 4750 edits. Tomtomn00 (talkcontributions) 16:34, 19 April 2012 (UTC)
  14. I contribute to a number of historical and specialist articles that require access to academic sources, and this would be very useful.
    Best Wishes Ankh.Morpork 15:12, 20 April 2012 (UTC)
    User appears to have exercised Right to Vanish. The Interior (Talk) 17:19, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
  15. As a member of the Guild of Copy Editors, I frequently end up working on a very wide variety of articles, which quite often includes a lot of citation fixing, and confirmation, this would be an invaluable resource for many of the obscure articles I often find myself involved in. -- Despayre  tête-à-tête 17:42, 20 April 2012 (UTC)
    Despayre, I'm not seeing much activity this year. Are you still looking for access/planning a return to article work? The Interior (Talk) 17:27, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
  16. I wrote lots of GAs and FAs while I had access to JSTOR. Now that I don't, I try to soldier on, but the editing process is a lot harder. This would be highly appreciated! Lampman (talk) 05:32, 21 April 2012 (UTC)
    Lampman, I'm not seeing much activity this year. Are you still looking for access/planning a return to article work? The Interior (Talk) 17:27, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
  17. I edit a wide range of pharmacology and medicine related articles but I am often stuck to having to rely on brief abstracts for adding content. Access to JSTOR would make my life a whole lot easier editing here on wikipedia. I would be most appreciative to be given access to this resource. :-)--Literaturegeek | T@1k? 11:27, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
    MrADHD, I'm not seeing many edits since February. Are you still looking for access/planning a return to article work? The Interior (Talk) 17:34, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
  18. It would be an excellent resource both for content reviewing and for some of my edits on medical and geopolitical topics. Nageh (talk) 16:13, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
    Nageh, I'm seeing a "retired" banner. Are you still looking for access/planning a return to article work? The Interior (Talk) 17:42, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
  19. For biographical and historical data. Thank you. — Ched :  ?  10:03, 3 May 2012 (UTC)
    Ched, looks like you aren't very active anymore. Are you still looking for access/planning a return to article work? The Interior (Talk) 17:42, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
  20. I would be very interested in this. While I currently have access through my university, I will loose this once I graduate which will be within few months. -- A Certain White Cat chi? 16:13, 3 May 2012 (UTC)
    A Certain White Cat, I'm not seeing much article work in 2014. Are you still looking for access/planning a return to article work? The Interior (Talk) 17:42, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
  21. I focus on GA quality articles and access to JSTOR is very crucial in creating such article. Currently I get access through friends but it would be very convenient for me to have access directly so that I can do my own research without troubling my friends. Kanatonian (talk) 21:22, 22 May 2012 (UTC)
    Kanatonian, I'm not seeing many 2014 edits. Are you still looking for access/planning a return to article work? The Interior (Talk) 18:46, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
  22. A library account in my area does not include JSTOR access. I used already some older documents from JSTOR (free access) which are great resources as references, or to verify claims from others. I would improve my content work on WP if JSTOR access was available. Thanks, SchreyP (messages) 21:00, 26 June 2012 (UTC)
    SchreyP, I'm not seeing any 2014 edits. Are you still looking for access/planning a return to article work? The Interior (Talk)
  23. Yes yes yes yes yes. --IShadowed 02:22, 29 June 2012 (UTC)
    IShadowed, I'm not seeing edits since February. Are you still looking for access/planning a return to article work? The Interior (Talk) 18:59, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
  24. I edit primarily in Greek and Roman history and literature and find that our coverage of these topics is often horribly hindered by our reliance upon public domain sources which don't present the great advances of the past 100 years. A JSTOR subscription would greatly facilitate my efforts here, and I have, even in cases where I've accessed articles in hard copy, always been sure to include a stable JSTOR link in my citation templates.  davidiad.: 02:32, 3 July 2012 (UTC)
    davidiad, I'm not seeing many edits for 2014. Are you still looking for access/planning a return to article work? The Interior (Talk) 18:59, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
  25. JSTOR would be enormously useful for some of the older film articles that I have started working on, since it provides excellent analysis and lots of information that really improves the comprehensiveness of the article. I am not yet in any institution, and the one I am planning to join does not have access to JSTOR, so this would be really helpful to me. ~*~AnkitBhatt~*~ 10:53, 3 July 2012 (UTC)
    Bhatt, I'm not seeing many edits for 2014. Are you still looking for access/planning a return to article work? The Interior (Talk) 18:59, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
  26. Yes, please. No access to JSTOR through local library or institutions is available. Active editor with 23k edits. This would be a plus. Thanks. Best regards, Cindy(talk to me) 11:16, 3 July 2012 (UTC)
    Sadly, Cindy is no longer with us. The Interior (Talk) 18:59, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
  27. Absolutely - I have great difficulty finding sources at the moment for the topics I am most interested in. This would literally increase my editing rate by one and a half orders of magnitude. Egg Centric 11:20, 3 July 2012 (UTC)
    Egg Centric, I'm not seeing any edits for 2014. Are you still looking for access/planning a return to article work? The Interior (Talk) 18:59, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
  28. I currently have no access to JSTOR, have not edited much recently, and, if given access, will use it for fact-checking and point-making in content disputes. In truth, I will probably read it mostly for recreation and the advance of my own knowledge, from time to time sharing pertinent ideas with Wikipedia. I edit in religion, theology, Biblical studies, and philosophy, and already have a lot of the Philosophy Documentation Center collection/Poiesis (on my own dime!, and it's not cheap), along with limited access to Project Muse (whenever I'm at the House of Studies and not on assignment, which should be again in about a year or two). I don't know if JSTOR contains more journals that are relevant to my disciplines of interest. Hey, I'm honest. St John Chrysostom Δόξατω Θεώ 16:52, 3 July 2012 (UTC)
    John, I'm not seeing many edits for 2014. Are you still looking for access/planning a return to article work? The Interior (Talk) 19:12, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
  29. If the number gets bumped up, I could really use JSTOR. After I got HighBeam access, JSTOR became one of the top bottlenecks for me in adding references to articles. DoriTalkContribs 00:09, 4 July 2012 (UTC)
    Dori, I'm not seeing many edits for 2014. Are you still looking for access/planning a return to article work? The Interior (Talk) 19:12, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
  30. I edit articles related to astronomy and astrophysics, and in particular astrobiology/extraterrestrial intelligence/extrasolar planet articles, although I do edit in other areas of astronomy as well. I would like a JSTOR account because JSTOR publishes the Journal of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, which provides a wealth of information about these topics which I have at times wanted to access. Access to paid sources is all the more important for topics where the vast majority of literature is non-free, such as my article "Cultural impact of extraterrestrial contact." Such is the case in many areas of astrobiology and SETI research. I hope Wikipedia is willing to expand this program to other journals later on. I'm not the most prolific user (I've only made ten articles, including 1 GA and 1 DYK, and I only have ~2,200 edits and 6 months of experience on Wikipedia) but I think that access to JSTOR will help me to add and improve articles in fields which are underrepresented on Wikipedia. Wer900talkcoordinationconsensus defined 17:54, 3 July 2012 (UTC)
    Wer900 has left the building. If you return, let me know. The Interior (Talk) 19:16, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
  31. I find that, when editing Wikipedia, I am reading a JSTOR summary about three times a week, but this seldom carries the material needed for the reference. The most recent occasion was today, while seeking to sort out the {{clarify me}} requested in this edit; eventually I found and added the doi for the relevant JSTOR page, but I can't actually read it myself. My edit count is currently >45,000. My email address was authenticated in 2008. --Old Moonraker (talk) 16:03, 4 July 2012 (UTC)
    Old Moonraker, I see you haven't edited since 2012. Are you still looking for access/planning a return to article work? The Interior (Talk) 21:19, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
  32. I am a new editor and have over 1600 edits. I write extensively on Indian culture, cuisine, costumes and everything that is not otherwise covered by the tech loving geeks. I had JSTOR access in university but, now I don't and I really miss having it. If you could give me an account, it would be awesome! thanks :) Noopur28 (talk) 04:33, 5 July 2012 (UTC)
    Noopur28, I see you haven't edited much this year. Are you still looking for access/planning a return to article work? The Interior (Talk) 21:19, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
  33. I've made over 42,000 edits in Wikipedia including 8 GAs. Most of my articles involve a great deal of academic research. But though I've made extensive searches in Wikipedia and tried to get hold of the best books on the subject, lack of access to JSTOR has been a severe drawback for me. There has been many a time when a Google search had led me to a JSTOR site containing the exact article that I might need only to find that I had permission only to view the first page. JSTOR is almost indispensable for me - almost desperate for access.-RaviMy Tea Kadai 17:53, 5 July 2012 (UTC)
    Ravi, you are semi-retired. Are you still looking for access/planning a return to article work? The Interior (Talk) 21:19, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
  34. Just put me down on the waiting list. Other editors seem to have a much greater need than me, as I can usually get people to access JSTOR for me, but having JSTOR access myself would make life easier. --Avenue (talk) 05:52, 7 July 2012 (UTC)
    Avenue, I see you haven't edited much this year. Are you still looking for access/planning a return to article work? The Interior (Talk) 21:19, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
  35. Regular contributor to articles, would like JSTOR for research. Over 18,000 edits and over 3,000 articles created. Thine Antique Pen 15:33, 25 July 2012 (UTC)
    Thine Antique Pen, I'm not seeing many edits since March. Are you still looking for access/planning a return to article work? The Interior (Talk) 21:38, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
  36. Focusing mostly on biological and paleontological articles, mostly quite obscure subjects and difficult to find outside of journals. 20k edits over about 2 years. I don't know if it's justified though as WP:RX seems to suit me fine for now, so please give preference to others first.-- OBSIDIANSOUL 15:18, 11 August 2012 (UTC)
    Obsidian Soul, I am very unhappy to see so few recent edits from you! :) Are you still looking for access/planning a return to article work? The Interior (Talk) 21:38, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
  37. I have been an active editor since March 2009, and have made over 2,500 edits. I work mostly in expanding and providing sources for Roman and Byzantine articles. There have been many occasions when access to a JSTOR article would have been of enormous help during this process. Oatley2112 (talk) 10:03, 15 August 2012 (UTC)
    Oatley2112, I'm not seeing many edits this year. Are you still looking for access/planning a return to article work? The Interior (Talk) 22:58, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
  38. I have been active for more than five years, have 58,000 edits, and have written hundreds of articles, mainly on biblical topics. This would be very useful for accessing religious academic journals. StAnselm (talk) 12:36, 15 August 2012 (UTC)
    StAnselm, you have a "retired" banner up. Are you still looking for access/planning a return to article work? The Interior (Talk) 22:58, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
    That is correct. I now have a "semi-retired" banner up. I have returned to article work, but will be less involved in talk page and meta discussions. StAnselm (talk) 04:00, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
  39. Savidan (talk · contribs) Editor since December 2005. >50,000 edits. I recently graduated from law school and thus no longer have access to all the free resources that I used to. I used to use JSTOR all the time for Wikipedia. Savidan 17:21, 15 August 2012 (UTC)
    Savidan, you have a "semi-retired" banner up. Are you still looking for access/planning a return to article work? The Interior (Talk) 22:58, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
  40. I am active since 2010, over 24,000 edits on zhwiki (3 FAs, 1 FL, 2 GAs, 95 DYKs). And 4,500 edits on enwiki, with 90 articles created. I need access to sources to create and expand chemistry and astronomy articles. --MakecatTalk 01:27, 17 August 2012 (UTC)
    Makecat, I'm not seeing any edits newer than March. Are you still looking for access/planning a return to article work? The Interior (Talk) 22:58, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
  41. Peter cohen (talk · contribs) Editor since 2007. I have access to and have used Credo through my local library but do not have access to the other subscription resources on offer vis Wikipedia and am applying for all of these. JSTOR is the one of which I'm most aware as I have often come up against paywalls managed by JSTOR. I have created 17 articles mainly on subjects related to classical music or opera. Seven of these, generally the most recent, have been to dyk, three are now at GA or FL level. My 12K edits also involve getting another article to GA on my own and co-operating on getting a second article I did not create to FA status and a third to GA. With better resources, I would look at getting more material to featured or good status either on my own or in collaboration.--Peter cohen (talk) 19:06, 22 August 2012 (UTC)
    Peter, you haven't edited since 2013, are you still looking for access/planning a return to article work? The Interior (Talk) 00:06, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
  42. Since 2009 , about 11,000 edits in fa@wiki Javad|Talk (29 Shahrivar 1391) 06:58, 19 September 2012 (UTC)
    This user is blocked 18 months (and after that he announced his retirement) in fa.wp :)Ladsgroupبحث 15:41, 7 September 2013 (UTC)
    Javad, you are still active on Wikidata. Are you still interested in access? The Interior (Talk) 00:06, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
  43. Tijfo098 (talk · contribs): I've made about 12K edits since 2010. I have a problem similar to that described by Kiefer.Wolfowitz. Access to humanities journals is quite limited for me, but I edit articles which require that as well, e.g. modern history. Two recent examples where I had to request resource exchange are [2] [3] After receiving the first source, I've revamped the article [4]; it had number of inaccuracies. I'm waiting for the 2nd ref now... Tijfo098 (talk) 13:53, 14 October 2012 (UTC)
    Tijfo098, you haven't edited since 2012. Any plans of returning? The Interior (Talk) 00:33, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
  44. Firsfron (talk · contribs) Active editor with 70,000 edits, including several Featured Articles. I have access to JSTOR from work, but would like access to JSTOR from home. Firsfron of Ronchester 03:23, 15 November 2012 (UTC)
    Firsfron of Ronchester, I don't see any editing since February. Are you still looking for access/planning a return to article work? The Interior (Talk) 00:33, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
  45. Magnum2008 (talk · contribs) Active in it.wiki since 2008, 2000+ edits, JSTOR access would be useful for my editing in science, history and technology. --Magnum2008 (talk) 22:33, 20 November 2012 (UTC)
    Magnum2008, you haven't edited it.wiki since 2012. Are you still looking for access/planning a return to article work? The Interior (Talk) 00:33, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
  46. OrangesRyellow (talk · contribs) -- I mainly focus around women's rights in Pakistan and terrorism related articles. Have no JSTOR access now and it would be of great help to me in contributing to these and other areas --OrangesRyellow (talk) 03:16, 21 November 2012 (UTC)
    OrangesRyellow, I don't see any 2014 editing. Are you still looking for access/planning a return to article work? The Interior (Talk) 00:33, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
  47. I would describe myself as "low-priority"-- some people are far more active than I am. But, yes, I would be a more effective wikipedian if I had direct JSTOR access. --HectorMoffet (talk) 10:02, 25 November 2012 (UTC)
    HectorMoffet has left the building. If you return, let me know. The Interior (Talk) 00:33, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
  48. UpstateNYer (talk · contribs) Would definitely be useful in my research. Editor since 2006, sysop since 2009. upstateNYer 02:55, 27 November 2012 (UTC)
    UpstateNYer, I'm not seeing many edits for 2014. Would you still like access? The Interior (Talk) 14:28, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
  49. Viswaprabha (talk · contribs) From India. WP editor/mentor/sysop .ml, .sa. etc. Very active in .en and in general, all WM missions. ViswaPrabhaവിശ്വപ്രഭtalk 05:12, 28 November 2012 (UTC)
    Viswaprabha, I'm not seeing many edits for 2014. Would you still like access? The Interior (Talk) 14:28, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
  50. User: Alexisthomas13 - would love access to JSTOR.
    Alexis, I'm only seeing two edits. Unfortunately that doesn't meet the minimum edit requirements for this access. The Interior (Talk) 14:28, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
  51. Since november 2011 I'm an active editor on it.wiki, where I've created approximately seventy articles focused on art, art history and classical studies. A JSTOR access would be useful. [naamar m] 09:55, 29 November 2012 (UTC)
    Naamar, I'm not seeing any it.wiki edits since 2013. Are you still looking for access/planning a return to article work? The Interior (Talk) 14:28, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
  52. I need access to JSOR to improve yoga and health related articles to Good and Features quality levels BO | Talk 11:00, 2 January 2013 (UTC)
    Oren, I'm only seeing a few he.wiki edits for 2014. Are you still looking for access/planning a return to article work? The Interior (Talk) 14:28, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
  53. Andresisrael (talk · contribs) I'm an editor on the Wikipedia in Spanish since 2010. I create and review articles related to science. If I had access to JSTOR I would use a lot of sources imposible to get from where I live. --Andresisrael (talk) 01:40, 28 July 2013 (UTC)
    Andresisrael, I'm not seeing many edits for 2014. Are you still looking for access/planning a return to article work? The Interior (Talk) 15:04, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
  54. on Chinese Wikipedia since april 2006; edited topics related to literature and ethnology, 6000+ edits[5]. JSTOR will allow me to find many English sources related to non-Chinese literature. -Haaqfun (talk) 06:48, 31 January 2013 (UTC)
    Haaqfun has left the building. Let me know if you return. The Interior (Talk) 15:04, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
  55. PumpkinSky (talk · contribs) I have many FAs to my credit on a wide variety of topics. PumpkinSky talk 20:01, 24 August 2013 (UTC)
    PumpkinSky, if you return, let me know. The Interior (Talk) 22:07, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
  56. PRODUCER (talk · contribs) Active for nearly five years. Helped in the creation of numerous FA and GA articles. --PRODUCER (TALK) 02:51, 8 September 2013 (UTC)
    Producer, you have a retired banner. Are you still looking for access/planning a return to article work? The Interior (Talk) 22:07, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
  57. ColonelHenry (talk · contribs) Would love to have JSTOR access to expand my work on article creation and content improvement, tend to write a lot of articles in poetry, literature, history, and social sciences. My credits include over 11,000 edits on this account, including working to bring several articles to featured and good article status, and one featured list (most of these single-handedly).--ColonelHenry (talk) 21:26, 27 October 2013 (UTC)
    The Colonel has been shown the door. The Interior (Talk) 22:07, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
  58. KrakatoaKatie I'm an active Wikipedia admin. I have around 20,000 edits; I work on biographies, history, psychology, and on articles needing improvement that I find during admin work. JSTOR access would greatly help in these areas. :-) KrakatoaKatie 10:37, 28 October 2013 (UTC)
    Katie, where are you? Come back so you can get JSTOR access! The Interior (Talk) 22:07, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
  59. I'd like JSTOR access. How do we know if you give us access? Chuck Baggett (talk) 18:27, 28 October 2013 (UTC)
    Hey Chuck. You are under the 1000 edit threshold. Re-apply as soon as you get there (or reasonably close). The Interior (Talk) 22:07, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
  60. I would like to be able to use JSTOR for my articles. I do not have access to it through my public library. I am an alumn/a of a university on the list, but I am not a member of the alumni association. Can I please sign up for it? SciGal (talk) 21:03, 1 February 2014 (UTC)
    I registered for JSTOR under their Register & Read beta program. SciGal (talk) 00:03, 25 February 2014 (UTC)
    Thanks for letting us know, SciGal. If that ends, come talk to us. The Interior (Talk) 22:07, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
  61. Technical 13 (talk · contribs · count · email). I'm fairly well known as a templateFu/JavaScript guy, but I also spend a fair amount of time reviewing AfC drafts and being able to save some of the drafts I come across that are short a reference here or there using this resource would be a great benefit to the project. — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 03:53, 20 June 2014 (UTC)
    I just found out I apparently have access through my university for the next year. — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 02:07, 27 June 2014 (UTC)
    Thanks for letting us know, Technical 13. The Interior (Talk) 22:52, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
  62. I don't have JSTOR access. For history and American litterature. Best regards Mike Coppolano (talk) 13:00, 20 June 2014 (UTC)
    Mike Coppolano, You are under the 1000 edit threshold. Re-apply as soon as you get there (or reasonably close). The Interior (Talk)
  63. Sturunner (talk · contribs) Almost all of my recent edits are science related. Specifically, the issue of memory processing, retention, & recall of traumatic events is increasingly an issue in child-abuse policy & legal cases. It is impossible to do this area justice w/o JSTOR. I have an honors degree in psychology & in sociology & have managed a biophysics lab. Access would greatly increase the range & speed of my contributions.--Sturunner (talk) 02:19, 21 June 2014 (UTC)
    Sturunner, you're a bit shy of the 1000 edit mark, which is required. Please reapply when you reach that point. The Interior (Talk) 01:55, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
  64. Gparkes (talk · contribs) I do not have access to JSTOR. At one point, while going to college, I had access to JSTOR. I would like to use it for research into historical subjects, which is what I primarily edit. I realize that I do not have the 1000 edits, however, after you review the quality of my edits and use of citations, I hope that you can understand why such a valuable resource would be useful. Greg (talk) 03:02, 21 June 2014 (UTC)
    Greg, I did take a look at your contributions, and they look good. But we made the 1000-edit rule, and have applied it for other editors in the past. It wouldn't be fair to start waiving it at this point. I believe there could be spare accounts when we are done this round, so perhaps we can have a discussion then about lowering the number, or making exemptions. The Interior (Talk) 01:55, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
  65. FormerIP. I used to have JSTOR access and used it a lot on WP, mainly for science, history and politics articles. But I don't have it anymore. I have about 16,000 edits. Formerip (talk) 21:43, 21 June 2014 (UTC)
    I'd like to withdraw, since I have discovered that I am entitled to alumni access. Apologies for not checking previously - I had assumed that only US universities would offer this, until I saw that another user had it via a UK university. Formerip (talk) 13:32, 8 July 2014 (UTC)
    Thanks for the note, Formerip. The Interior (Talk) 01:55, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
  66. Have contributed towards common law legal systems, edited both primary and secondary legal sources (case laws, journals). Sreeking (talk) 22:20, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
    Sreeking, thanks for applying, but you don't have the minimum required edits (1000). Please re-apply when you reach that point. The Interior (Talk) 12:37, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
  67. It would help in citing science and history articles of bio-artists and other topics. I usually access open-journals for citations and an access to JSTOR articles, needless to say would be very useful. Nicke.me (talk) 07:03, 23 June 2014 (UTC)
    I'm sorry, Nicke.me, but at 784 edits you are under the required 1000 edits. Please re-apply when your reach that point. The Interior (Talk) 12:37, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
  68. I have no access to JSTOR and it's intensely frustrating. I've run into dead ends several times on editing projects because relevant on-line information has only been available through JSTOR. My use of JSTOR would be largely for historical and technical articles. I would be quite happy to abide by the terms of service.Sam Paris (talk) 11:08, 23 June 2014 (UTC)
    Sam Paris, thanks for applying, but you don't have the minimum required edits (1000). Please re-apply when you reach that point. The Interior (Talk) 12:37, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
  69. Scotchorama (talk · contribs) No current access to JSTOR, but need access to update and improve articles on Chinese history, as well as on the EU and Luxembourg, both on en-WP and fr-WP. Editor since 2007. Scotchorama (talk) 12:29, 23 June 2014 (UTC)
    Scotchorama, thanks for applying, but you don't have the minimum required edits (1000). Please re-apply when you reach that point. The Interior (Talk) 12:37, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
  70. inayity. I work a lot on African related articles. Also issues around race and racism. It would be nice to use Jstor for full referencing of material. --Inayity (talk) 10:46, 30 July 2014 (UTC)
    Inayity, you need to have email enabled for us to get you the account, you can do this in Preferences. Alternately, you can email ocaasi@gmail.com with the email you wish to use. The Interior (Talk) 18:24, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
  71. Yeti Hunter. I occasionally create new articles but more often find interesting articles with poor content to improve (often via AFD). My topic areas of interest include history, science and engineering, and geography. My most recent WP projects have been tracking down construction cost information for bridges, and improving information on Sydney Ferries. Previously had access via uni, but have graduated. JSTOR would enable me to track down more technical data which is difficult to find on the free web. Yeti Hunter (talk) 10:52, 30 July 2014 (UTC)
    Yeti Hunter, you need to have email enabled for us to get you the account, you can do this in Preferences. Alternately, you can email ocaasi@gmail.com with the email you wish to use. The Interior (Talk) 18:24, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
  72. Marine 69-71 (talk · contribs) I have been an editor in Wikipedia for over 10 years. My work in Wikipedia has been recognized by various US agencies including the Government of Puerto Rico. I have written hundreds of articles including articles about notable Puerto Ricans in the fields of science and medicine. I do not have access to JSTOR and would love to able to use them for further information and cite them as a source. Tony the Marine (talk) 03:28, 31 July 2014 (UTC)
    Tony the Marine, you need to have email enabled for us to get you the account, you can do this in Preferences. Alternately, you can email ocaasi@gmail.com with the email you wish to use. The Interior (Talk) 18:24, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
  73. Peter I. Vardy (talk · contribs) My main interest is in writing articles on heritage, for which I need access to information on the history and architecture of historical buildings, in particular churches, and for information about architects. I also write articles on a wider range of subjects as they attract my interest. --Peter I. Vardy (talk) 08:28, 1 August 2014 (UTC)
    Peter I. Vardy, you need to have email enabled for us to get you the account, you can do this in Preferences. Alternately, you can email ocaasi@gmail.com with the email you wish to use. The Interior (Talk) 18:24, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
  74. jbailhe (talk · contribs) I'm an active editor on music subjects including theory and ethnomusicology, currently working on a ground-up revision of the main article on theory with Jerome Kohl. Quite a number of the articles I would like to read and cite (as well as double-check existing references to articles) are on JSTOR. Access would be a great help.Jacques Bailhé (talk) 22:47, 6 August 2014 (UTC)
    Jacques Bailhé, I'm only seeing 340 edits - do you have accounts on other projects I could count toward the 1000 edit minimum? The Interior (Talk) 18:44, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
  75. SmilingFace (talk · contribs) I have created a few articles in various subject areas and edited many more (my edit count is circa 1500) - I do come across JSTOR papers when researching and having access would enable me to add citations. SmilingFace (talk) 20:26, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
    SmilingFace, you need to have email enabled for us to get you the account, you can do this in Preferences. Alternately, you can email ocaasi@gmail.com with the email you wish to use. The Interior (Talk) 18:44, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
  76. OppidumNissenae (talk · contribs) In 2013 I was one of the top 300 medical editors across any language of Wikipedia. This is my: edit count; my interests are medical topics and other. Thanks!OppidumNissenae (talk) 09:30, 24 August 2014 (UTC)Sorry --OppidumNissenae (talk) 05:57, 2 September 2014 (UTC)
  77. Lijealso (talk · contribs) I'm an active user mainly in portuguese Wikipedia since 2005. I'm creating a great number of articles about fauna and flora of Portugal, using this account or my bot (User:LijeBot in pt.wiki). Those articles are stubs so it would be useful an extra source to help add information. Thanks. lijealso (talk) 03:15, 24 September 2014 (UTC)