Access Dante Studies

Online Access to Dante Studies

As a result of our becoming one of its affiliated societies, Johns Hopkins University Press (JHUP) is now publishing our annual journal, Dante Studies.

In addition to publishing Dante Studies in print, JHUP also provides online access via its Project MUSE platform. Beginning with the 2015 issue (volume 133), all new issues will be added to MUSE as they are published. All issues published prior to the last five years are accessible online via JSTOR. See below for further details on accessing Project MUSE and JSTOR as a Dante Society member.

Institutions that wish to subscribe to Dante Studies may place their order online via the JHUP journals website. Inquiries about subscriptions and orders for back issues should be addressed via email to jrnlcirc@press.jhu.edu or P.O. Box 19966, Baltimore, MD 21211-0966. Individual subscriptions are available only through membership in the Society.


Access via Project MUSE (all issues since 2015)

Check with your library to see whether it subscribes to Dante Studies via Johns Hopkins University Press Project MUSE platform. If so, you can use your institutional proxy settings to access Dante Studies content just like you do for other online journal subscriptions. If it does not, and you are a current member of the Dante Society, simply point your web browser to the following link (https://muse.jhu.edu/journals/dante_studies/), select the issue and article that you wish to download or read online, and then scroll to the bottom of the page and look for this login box:

Dante Studies login box

In the right-hand side of the box labeled "for subscribing associations only," enter the username and password you use to login into the DSA website to access your membership information. If you have forgotten your login credentials, please use the following options to recover them:

If you still need assistance, please contact Johns Hopkins University Press customer service at jrnlcirc@press.jhu.edu or call toll free at (800) 548-1784 (or 410-516-6987 outside the USA and Canada) during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00am until 5:00pm EST.


Access via JSTOR (all issues prior to last 5 years)

The Dante Society has arranged with JSTOR, the online journal storage platform, to archive electronic copies of all issues of Dante Studies since the very first in 1882. In addition to preserving the content, JSTOR also makes it available for access to institutions and individuals.

Many academic and public libraries and other research institutions subscribe to JSTOR. Check to see whether yours subscribes to JSTOR package that includes Dante Studies. If it does, you can use your institutional proxy settings to access Dante Studies content just like other online journal subscriptions. If it does not, and you are a current member of the Dante Society, you can access Dante Studies content through the free but limited JSTOR Register & Read program or via a paid JPASS monthly or annual subscription, which includes unlimited online reading and limited, but generous, download access to Dante Studies and more than 1,800 other digitized and electronic journals.

NOTE: All articles in JSTOR published before 1923, including those in Dante Studies, are in the public domain, and are now freely available via JSTOR through its Early Journal Content program without need for an account or subscription.

At present, the following issues are not available electronically either through ProjectMuse or JSTOR. To facilitate interlibrary loans requests for articles contained in theses issues, scanned copies of the tables of contents have been provided:


JSTOR Register & Read (free)

Using JSTOR's Register & Read program, you can create a free account and read up to 3 articles every 2 weeks, from Dante Studies or any of the more than 5 million articles currently available via JSTOR.

First, you need to register for a free MyJSTOR account.

Once your account is ready, you can then browse and select the content you wish to read. To browse issues of Dante Studies through its various title changes over the course of its publication history, you can use the following links:

Once you select an article, look for the "Read Online Free" button above the preview page; for example:
JSTOR Register and Read

Click the button, follow the prompt to login, and add the article to your “reading shelf” in order to read the full text.

You can save up to 3 articles on your shelf at a given time. After 14 days, you can remove articles and replace them with new ones. That's up to 78 articles a year, free, not including articles published before 1923, which are freely accessible even without having to register.


JPASS (discounted subscription)

If you need to access to more articles more frequently, and your institution does not subscribe to a JSTOR package that includes Dante Studies, you can take advantage of JSTOR's JPASS program for individual access to JSTOR content.

JPASS offers both monthly and annual subscription options that provides individuals with unlimited online reading access to more than 1,800 journals, including Dante Studies, as well as up to 10 free article downloads per month.

Dante Society members are eligible to receive a 50% discount on JPASS. Please contact our Secretary-Librarian, Christian Dupont, for the special discounted subscription link at dantesociety@gmail.com. (Note: this offer is subject to change.)