User's manual
Getting Started:
Accessing and Reading Articles

J-STAGE allows you to easily search, browse, and cite the latest journals articles published by academic societies in Japan and you can access documents using the reference linking or cited-by linking.

1. Reading articles

You can read most of the articles published on J-STAGE for free, excepting articles with authentication. There are also some articles you can purchase on pay per view (PPV) basis.

2. Finding articles

J-STAGE allows you to use multiple search queries to look for an article. By searching from publlication year, title, author, abstract, keyword, or full text etc., you can find the article you want to access. Becoming a member of My J-STAGE provides you with the option to search with a title and a favorite title search. These features with their high customization will help you save your valuable time as you search for an article.

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3. Accessing articles with their DOIs

All the published articles on J-STAGE have DOIs (Digital Object Identifiers) associated with them that act as a unique identifier to make your article search more convenient. Associating a DOI with an article ensures avoiding broken links and guarantees permanent access. The DOI is displayed within the URL (example: for each article in few days after its publication.

4. Expand your reading: reference links

While reading an article, you can look up relevant information without leaving J-STAGE by simply clicking the links in the “References” section. J-STAGE automatically provides direct links to articles, not only within J-STAGE journals, but also on Crossref, PubMed and CAS.

5. Expand your reading: citation links

While reading an article, apart from making the reference links accessible, J-STAGE also provides links to other articles that cite the one you are reading. However, these other articles must be listed on J-STAGE or Crossref. To access this feature, go to the “Cited by” section on the article you are reading and simply click the links for citations.

6. Expand your reading: supplementary material

While reading an article, you can refer to supplementary research materials. Electronic data such as animation and sounds are also accessible. To access this feature, go to the full-text HTML page on the article you are reading and simply click the links for supplementary materials.”

Register with My J-STAGE here

If you are a frequent user of J-STAGE, you can increase the efficiency of your browsing by registering with My J-STAGE. My J-STAGE allows you to save your favorite journal titles, articles, and search queries for your future use.

Register with My J-STAGE here