JSTOR was founded in 1995 with the aim of supporting academic libraries and publishers, and provides a platform for more than 2,000 titles across the humanities, social sciences and sciences.


JSTOR has since digitalised more than 50 million pages whilst seeking to expand global access to authoritative scholarly works and research materials.

Individual membership to the service is usually £12 a month (approx), but Sussex alumni can access the site for free via our alumni portal.

Categories available to Sussex alumni include Arts and Sciences I through to IX, and Life Sciences.

Find out which journals are included

Alumni login:

  1. Log in to alumni community

    Visit our alumni community pages and enter your unique user name and password. If you have forgotten your details, you will have the option of resetting your password.

    If you have not logged in before, you can register for a new account. (It may take up to three working days for your account to be verified.)

  2. Choose access JSTOR

    Once logged in, click access JSTOR in the menu on the left-hand-side. On the access JSTOR page, click on the large JSTOR logo.

  3. Browse the JSTOR library

    You will then be redirected to the JSTOR website, where you can search for journals, primary sources and books by keyword, or browse by subject, title or publisher.

Our online alumni community 

In addition to JSTOR access, the alumni community pages enable you to:

  • search for classmates by year and subject
  • register for events quickly and easily
  • upload a picture and personalise your profile
  • update your details instantly to ensure you stay in touch with Sussex.

If you have any questions or encounter any problems accessing SussexSphere or JSTOR, email: alumni@sussex.ac.uk.

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