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The African Access Initiative eliminates archival journal fees on JSTOR across all of Africa. All not-for-profit institutions in Africa are eligible to participate, including colleges, universities, secondary schools, government and non-profit organizations, and museums.

Eligible institutions receive unlimited free access to all archival journal content on JSTOR. This includes more than twenty archival journal collections, as well as JSTOR’s four primary source collections:

Archive Journal Collections

  • Arts & Sciences I - XV
  • Business IV
  • Ecology & Botany II
  • Hebrew Journals
  • Ireland
  • Jewish Studies
  • Life Sciences
  • Sustainability

Primary Source Collections

  • 19th Century British Pamphlets
  • World Heritage Sites: Africa
  • Struggles for Freedom: South Africa
  • Global Plants

Steps to Participate:

  1. Complete our Network Verification Form.
  2. Download, print, and sign the Institutional Participation Agreement for the African Access Initiative.
  3. Scan and send your agreement to