SAGE is strongly committed to the international dissemination of the scholarship we publish. We are particularly concerned to ensure its effective availability beyond the major industrialized nations. As part of that commitment, SAGE sponsors a number of initiatives including:
The UN’s Research4Life initiative, which encompasses the AGORA, HINARI and OARE programmes, enables developing countries to gain access to one of the world's largest collections of research on health, agriculture and the environment. More than 4,500 institutions in 108 developing countries have free or low cost access to over 7,000 journals through these initiatives.
INASP (International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications) was established in 1992 by the International Council for Science (ICSU) to improve access to information and knowledge through a commitment to capacity building in emerging and developing countries. INASP provides institutions with access to SAGE Premier (all SAGE journals online). Currently 47 institutions in Ethiopia, Honduras, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda are benefiting from SAGE Premier through INASP.
The Faculty of the New School University in New York launched The Journal Donation Project in 1990. The principal objective of the Project is to assist in rebuilding major research and teaching libraries in countries that have fallen victim to political or economic deprivation through the provision of current subscriptions and back volume sets of English language scholarly, professional and current events journals. It is active in Russia and the FSU countries, Nigeria, Vietnam, Cuba and Indonesia.
Book Aid International works in 18 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Palestine, providing over half a million books and journals each year to libraries, hospitals, refugee camps and schools. The majority of Book Aid’s support goes to rural and urban libraries which are free and accessible to everyone. Book Aid International works with library partners to develop their pivotal role in the community.