The Mackinac Center prides itself on publishing university-level policy research. JSTOR, a large digital library of published scholarship, recently recognized that research by asking if it could add some of our work to its collection. Mackinac Center studies can now be found among some of the most prestigious and influential academic publications.
JSTOR is one of the largest research databases in the United States. It was launched at the University of Michigan in 1995 and now includes more than 12 million journal articles, reports and books. Most colleges and universities provide access to JSTOR, and it is one of the most popular digital libraries for academic research. The Mackinac Center is pleased to add its contribution to this collection of scholarly literature.
Mackinac Center research that emphasizes limited government and free markets is a change of pace from much of what gets published in academic journals, and our state-based policy focus adds geographical diversity to the database. JSTOR is to be commended for its commitment to ideological diversity at a time when much of academia seems to be moving in the opposite direction. The Center’s high rating in a report that ranks think tanks by their influence initially drew JSTOR’s attention to our work.
Only a handful of other free-market think tanks have their content hosted by JSTOR. Most of these are national, more broadly focused and larger than Mackinac. The Center stands out as one of only a few state-based think tanks with research that JSTOR rates highly enough to include.
This honor attests to the quality of our research and has real-world implications. When college students, professors or other researchers look in JSTOR for studies on business subsidy programs, right-to-work laws or occupational licensing, they’ll discover a broader discussion of these issues, including the free-market perspective that Mackinac provides.
Click this link to check out our work on JStor.