STEP 1: Define your dataset
Use the filtering features to limit your dataset by content type, publication date range, and subject.
Limiting by journal title:
To limit by title, it’s necessary to include the “jcode” for each title of interest in your search. A jcode
is a short code that is unique to each title. For example, the jcode for American Naturalist is “amernatu.”
To find jcodes for the titles, look for the “title ID” in this
journal list that corresponds to the
journal of interest. Please also check the date range listed for that title; many journals have undergone
title changes over the course of their publication histories, and each title change has a different jcode.
Once you’ve located the jcodes for your titles of interest, you can construct a query to limit the dataset
by these titles. The query format is:
jcode:(amernatu OR northnatu OR southnatu)
Enter the query into the main DfR search box on the results page, and
select search. The search results will be limited to the jcodes in the query, and if desired, you can then select
other parameters or search within the results for specific keywords.
When searching full-text using key terms, search results are displayed in order of relevance, by default.
Relevance on JSTOR is a combination of many things. More unique terms in the text result in higher scores when
searches contain those terms. Phrase matches are boosted higher than just keyword matches, and more recently
published content is given a slight boost.
If your results include more than 25,000 documents, your processed dataset will include the first 25,000 as
defined by the parameters of your search. If you require more than 25,000 documents or a type of data not available
through the self-service site, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
STEP 3: Receive dataset
When your dataset has finished processing, you will receive an email from JSTOR Support
(email@example.com) with one or more links to download your dataset. Depending on the size
of the dataset, requests may take up to two hours to process. The link(s) will expire in 60 days, so it’s
important to download your datasets immediately. See the technical specifications for JSTOR datasets.