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Wikipedia editors gain free access to JSTOR

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The Wikimedia Foundation is collaborating with JSTOR, a service of the not-for-profit organisation ITHAKA, to provide 100 of the most active Wikipedia editors with free access to the complete archive collections on JSTOR. This includes more than 1,600 academic journals, primary-source documents and other works. The authors who will receive accounts have collectively written more than 100,000 Wikipedia articles to date.

According to Wikipedia, this programme will 'empower some of our most active editors to create new content on the huge variety of topics covered by the journal archives on JSTOR'.

Access during the pilot will be for a year, after which JSTOR and Wikimedia hope to collaborate on expanding the programme.