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SAGE to begin publishing Methodological Innovations

April 7, 2016

London, UK. SAGE Publishing today announces that it is to begin publishing Methodological Innovations, an international, open access journal, focused on debating and considering innovation within, and the wider issues around, innovative research methods.

In a time of great advancement in the production and study of innovation and practice of research methods, reflection on the wider issues pertaining to their use is fast developing. The possibilities of new technologies, combined with a growing interdisciplinary enthusiasm from researchers, have been key factors in driving changing approachesto the study of research methods, methodology, and practice. In this light, Methodological Innovations seeks to be the principal venue for publishing peer-reviewed, social-research methods articles, providing a forum to present and address these methodological advances and debates in social research method and methodology. 

Ross Coomber, John Scott, Gayle Letherby and Peter Carrington, the Editors, commented:

“We are delighted to begin publishing this journal with SAGE, a publisher with a longstanding history in the publication of research methods that continues to innovate within the field and adapt to the needs of researchers globally both in terms of innovative academic content and engagement with fast changing study of the field. With this step, we are confident that Methodological Innovations will continue to develop as a journal, publishing high quality research on methodological advances within the social sciences.”

Karen Phillips, Editorial Director, SAGE Publishing, additionally remarked:

“The social sciences are going through a period of rapid transformation. With advances in technology and big-data, publishers and researchers alike are being called to respond to these changes, adapting new research skills and advancing methodological thought. SAGE has a proud and longstanding history in the field of research methods and Methodological Innovations is a key example of the cutting edge research that is being produced to advance the field further. We are delighted to be able to include the journal in our portfolio and to work with such an acclaimed academic editorial base.”

Find out more about the journal here.

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Sara Miller McCune founded SAGE Publishing in 1965 to support the dissemination of usable knowledge and educate a global community. SAGE is a leading international provider of innovative, high-quality content publishing more than 900 journals and over 800 new books each year, spanning a wide range of subject areas. Our growing selection of library products includes archives, data, case studies and video. SAGE remains majority owned by our founder and after her lifetime will become owned by a charitable trust that secures the company’s continued independence. Principal offices are located in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC and Melbourne.

Methodological Innovations Rarely has there been such a period of methodological innovation in the social sciences.  The possibilities of new technologies, including powerful computing and the evolution of the internet, combined with a growing interdisciplinary enthusiasm from researchers have been key factors driving this innovation. Additionally, advances in statistical techniques, survey interfaces and sophisticated qualitative data analyses have been facilitated by technological advance, but other imaginative non-traditional methods, such as auto-ethnography, visual methods and neural networks have opened up new ways of accessing the social world.  Methodological Innovations is the forum for methodological advances and debates in social research method and methodology.

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