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How much should be taxed and where should it be spent? Find out in Guide to U.S. Economic Policy

Washington, DC - Imagine living in North Korea or Cuba, where 90% of your earnings are taxed to pay for luxurious presidential palaces and lavish parties while you barely survive. How much a government takes from its citizens, and what that money is spent on, makes up a country’s economic policy. How has the United States determined its own economic policy through history? How has that changing policy through the years affected our standard of living? The new Guide to U.S. Economic Policy, published by CQ Press, answers these questions.


Researchers recommend features of classroom design to maximize student achievement

Los Angeles, CA - With so much attention to curriculum and teaching skills to improve student achievement, it may come as a surprise that something as simple as how a classroom looks could actually make a difference in how students learn. A new analysis finds that the design and aesthetics of school buildings and classrooms has surprising power to impact student learning and success. The paper is published today in the inaugural issue of Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences (PIBBS).


Researchers recommend features of classroom design to maximize student achievement

Los Angeles, CA - With so much attention to curriculum and teaching skills to improve student achievement, it may come as a surprise that something as simple as how a classroom looks could actually make a difference in how students learn. A new analysis finds that the design and aesthetics of school buildings and classrooms has surprising power to impact student learning and success. The paper is published today in the inaugural issue of Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences (PIBBS).




Six titles transfer to SAGE Publishing from specialist law publisher Intersentia

London, UK. SAGE Publishing today announces that six academic journal titles from Intersentia, an independent publishing house specialised in providing legal content for the professional market, will transfer to SAGE, commencing publication in early 2017.

The six titles cover European law, network industry law, labour law, human rights and criminal law. A full list of the transferring journals can be found below:


Funding Acknowledgements

All research articles should have a funding acknowledgement statement included in the manuscript in the form of a sentence under a separate heading entitled ‘Funding’ directly after your Acknowledgements and Declaration of Conflicting Interests, if applicable, and prior to any Notes and your References. The funding agency should be written out in full, followed by the grant number in square brackets, see following example:

This work was supported by the Medical Research Council [grant number xxx].




SAGE Publishing acquires journal portfolio from prominent humanities and social science publisher, IP Publishing

London, UK. – SAGE Publishing, one of the world’s leading independent and academic publishers today announced the purchase of the full journal portfolio of academic journals publisher, IP Publishing Ltd.

IP Publishing Ltd is an independent company specializing in the publication of referred academic and professional journals within the humanities and social sciences. As of April 1st SAGE will be publishing the following five titles:



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