Answered By: Lisa Hawksworth
Last Updated: Apr 19, 2018     Views: 425

JSTOR is primarily a journal archive and journals have 'moving walls' which determine the time lag between the most current issue published and the content available in JSTOR. Most journals have a moving wall of between 3 and 5 years and the length of the moving wall is determined by the publisher.

Several publishers, including the University of California Press and the University of Chicago Press, now use JSTOR to host their current / recent journal volumes too. We only have access to the recent years of journals that we subscribe to, so many journals have their recent content on JSTOR but we can't access it there.

Other publishers only make their archives available on JSTOR and recent volumes either aren't listed on JSTOR or link through to wherever the publisher hosts the recent volumes. Again, we will only have access to the recent years of a journal if we subscribe to that particular journal.

You can search DISCOVER to see if we have access to the current issues of the journal on another platform. Many of our electronic journals are available in more than one place. Also, check to see if we have the current issues available in print on the library shelves.

If you still can't find what you need, contact your Liaison Librarian for advice:



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