Brandeis’ First Academic Journal to Join JSTOR Archive

September 24, 2021

Larry Simon
Professor Laurence Simon, joint editor-in-chief of J-CASTE

JSTOR, an academic research platform and one of the major sources of scholarly content for over 9,000 universities and libraries, has invited Brandeis’ first peer-reviewed academic journal to join its archive.

Professor Laurence Simon spearheaded the development of CASTE: A Global Journal on Social Exclusion (J-CASTE) in early 2020 through a partnership between the Heller School’s Center for Global Development and Sustainability and the Brandeis Library. The open-access journal advances peer-reviewed scholarship into caste systems in South Asia and beyond, and examines the marginalization and oppression of religious, racial and cultural minorities globally. 

“We were delighted to receive this invitation to join the JSTOR archive,” says Simon, who serves as the journal’s joint editor-in-chief. “Our selection is a recognition from the scholars and librarians that advise JSTOR of the quality of our research and of our growing reputation. We currently have thousands of readers worldwide. Being archived in one of the most popular and prestigious digital libraries will greatly expand our readership on caste and other social exclusions.”

JSTOR provides free access to 2,000 journals in 50 disciplines and welcomes new journals into its archives by invitation only. The editorial team and advisory board of J-CASTE will release the journal’s fourth issue in October 2021.