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Publisher Digest: April 2014
Completed: 2013 Revenue Sharing
JSTOR distributed nearly $13 million (approximately 25 percent of its Annual Access Fees) to the eligible 1,804 journals in the archival collections. To be eligible for 2013 revenue sharing payments, journals must have been publicly available on the JSTOR platform by August 1, 2013.
 
Designated payees at eligible publishers were sent their 2013 payments via check or wire. If you haven’t received your payment yet, please contact us immediately.

To ensure faster and more secure payments in the future, we encourage publishers to sign up for wire payments. Simply return a completed wire request form to contentdevelopment@jstor.org​. We’ll take care of the rest!


Arts & Sciences XIII Expands Global Humanities Content
Launching this month, the Arts & Sciences XIII Collection will add 125 new journals from the humanities to JSTOR. Core disciplines in the collection include Religion, Language & Literature, Philosophy, and Art & Art History.

More than 60 percent of currently signed titles in the collection are published outside the United States. We have welcomed titles from 13 countries, including France, Hungary, and South Korea, with more on the way. Be sure to check the title list as we continue to welcome additional titles to the collection. 


From S+R: 2013 US Library Survey
Ithaka S+R’s 2013 US Library Survey reports on how leaders of academic libraries view their changing role serving researchers, instructors, and students. This survey updates and builds upon the findings in the 2010 library survey cycle. The Library Survey aims to track the strategic direction and leadership dynamic of academic libraries. 

Publishers may be particularly interested in the Collection section (pages 38–49), which examines how libraries build and manage their collections, including allocating budget and addressing the varying opinions on print versus electronic formats for books and journals.


Road Testing New Platform Improvements
Over the next few months, you may see some changes to JSTOR. We’re beginning to “road test” some improvements to the site under real conditions. This lets us collect a better range of feedback and data to understand how people currently use (and wish to use) features on JSTOR. These tests will often be limited to a small set of users, and people who encounter them are invited to provide feedback.
 
We’ve already done some testing to adjust the display of search results. We will soon start testing a revised article view page. For this scenario, we will start by showing the page only to users of our Early Journal Content whom we cannot identify by IP address.
 
We look forward to sharing more as our efforts progress. Please send any comments or questions to education@jstor.org


Upcoming Events
Content Development staff will attend the following conferences in the coming months:
 
Society of American Archaeology
April 23–27 | Austin, Texas
 
BioOne’s Publishers & Partners Meeting
April 25 | Washington, District of Columbia
 
Art Libraries Society of North America Annual Meeting
May 1-5 | Washington, District of Columbia
 
American Council of Learned Societies Annual Meeting
May 8 | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Society of Scholarly Publishing
May 28–30 | Boston, Massachusetts 
 
Association of American University Presses
June 22–24 | New Orleans, Louisiana
 
American Library Association Annual Conference
June 26–July 1 | Las Vegas, Nevada
 
If you’d like to meet up at any of these events, contact us at contentdevelopment@jstor.org​
 
 
 
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