From the webpage:

JPASS gives you personal access to a library of more than 1,500 academic journals on JSTOR. If you don’t have access to JSTOR through a school or public library, JPASS may be a perfect fit.

With JPASS, a substantial portion of the most influential research and ideas published over centuries is available to you anywhere, anytime. Access includes a vast collection of archival journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Coverage begins for each journal at the first volume and issue ever published, and extends up to a publication date usually set in the past three to five years. Current issues are not part of the JPASS Collection.

Current rates: $19.95/month or $199/year, with download permission for ten articles a month or one hundred and twenty for a year subscription.

It’s not much but if you don’t have access to a major academic library, it is better than nothing.

The amazing part of this story is that until quite recently JSTOR had no individual subscriptions.

Can’t imagine someone outside of a traditional academic setting wanting to read substantive academic research.

That may sound like I am not a fan of JSTOR. Truth is I’m not. But like I said, if you have no meaningful access at all, this will be better than nothing.

For CS and related topics, I would spend the money on the ACM Digital Library and/or the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

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