JSTOR's Linking Guidelines
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JSTOR is a not-for-profit organization. Our mission is to
build a trusted archive of important scholarly journals and
to dramatically improve access to that archive for scholars
around the world. We believe an important aspect of improving
access to the archive, when appropriate, is allowing
authorized users the capability to link directly to the
full-text articles in the archive from other important
Please read our linking guidelines below before registering
for a password that will provide you with ongoing access to the
JSTOR Make-a-Link tools. These tools may be used to help build
URLs to JSTOR articles which are going to be put into a database
or may be used to check the accuracy of the code which you have
written to algorithmically build JSTOR URLs on-the-fly.
LINKING GUIDELINES AND REGISTRATION FOR CURRENT
JSTOR welcomes links to full text articles in the archive of journals provided
by JSTOR (the "Archive") from participating publishers, libraries, and faculty
members. Your organization's underlying agreement with JSTOR may contain provisions
applicable to linking and is hereby incorporated by reference herein. In addition,
by linking to us you agree to the following Guidelines. Please note that these
Guidelines may change from time-to-time, and we request that you check back
and review them periodically:
- Your links shall be on a nonexclusive, royalty-free basis in accordance
with the technical guidelines set forth at http://makealink.jstor.org/techguide.html.
Access to the Archive will remain entirely under the control of JSTOR's
authentication mechanisms. Therefore, JSTOR will permit only users authorized
to use the Archive to have access to the Archive in connection with the
links you create. JSTOR reserves the right to change the style, content,
and structure of its web site.
- The quality of your links is of great importance to us. Therefore, we
ask that you be responsive to issues concerning quality control of the links
and agree to cooperate with us in facilitating and testing the links when
- It is understood that JSTOR shall retain all rights to the intellectual
property used or available in, or in connection with, the Archive, subject
to the rights of third parties, including JSTOR's participating publishers.
If one party acquires goodwill or reputation in any of the intellectual
property of the other party, such goodwill or reputation will automatically
vest in the other party when and as such goodwill or reputation occurs.
- Links shall not be presented in a way that suggests that JSTOR or any
third parties participating in JSTOR in any way sponsors, endorses, or recommends
the information, goods, or services you provide. Unless you receive specific
written permission from us, you may not frame or otherwise impose commercial
material on or in proximity to content displayed on the JSTOR web site.
- JSTOR shall not be liable for any loss, injury, claim, liability, or damage
of any kind resulting from the unavailability of its web site or arising
out of or in connection with your linking activities.
- Either party has the right to terminate Licensee's links upon giving at
least six (6) months prior written notice to the other party.
In order to access our Make-a-Link software, providing you with the tools
necessary to help create your links, an authorized representative must register
your organization with us by following the link below. Once you have submitted
this information, you will be given a password for future access.