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March 2016

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    1. News and Announcements

    1. Journal News

  1. Digital Products
  2. Conference News
  3. SAGE Publishing Updates

News and Announcements

SAGE Journals is moving to Atypon's Literatum online publishing platform

SAGE Publishing is very excited to share with you that SAGE Journals is moving to Atypon's Literatum online publishing platform! It is SAGE's policy to ensure that we provide the best possible service and platform to our valued library customers and their patrons. The combination of Atypon's technologies, designed to support active publishing strategies, with SAGE's innovative approach to publishing will provide an intuitive and powerful journal hosting platform for SAGE's portfolio of over 900 journals.

Our internal preparations have already commenced to ensure a smooth transition of content and subscribers to Atypon. Our estimated 'go live' date is planned for the first quarter of 2017 and we will share specific dates and details as they become available.

For more information, view our recent press release announcing our move. Additionally, you may access an initial list of Frequently Asked Questions.

SAGE Publishing and Transfer

SAGE Publishing is proud to endorse the Transfer Code of Practice to use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that any journal transfers in which we are involved are consistent with the Code. We encourage all our librarian customers to sign up to the valuable Transfer Alerting Service (TAS) to receive journal transfer notifications from many publishers including SAGE.

For more information please visit here.

SAGE Publishing and Adam Matthew partner with the Egyptian Specialized Presidential Council for Education

SAGE Publishing and Adam Matthew, a leading provider of unique primary resource collections, have partnered with the Egyptian Specialized Presidential Council for Education to provide all Egyptian citizens with access to quality research, digital products and education materials. The agreement with SAGE and Adam Matthew enables all Universities, research institutes, hospitals, corporations, schools and the general public to have access to:

  • Over 4,400 eBook and eReference titles via the SAGE Knowledge platform;
  • Over 820 peer-reviewed journals from SAGE; and
  • Two primary source collections from Adam Matthew: 'Confidential Print: Africa, 1834-1966' and -Confidential Print: Middle East, 1839-1969' covering formerly restricted government files from the UK government's official archive.

Find out more about the partnership here.

Extended agreement with Kudos

Following our pilot program with Kudos in 2015, SAGE Publishing has now extended its partnership to include all content from SAGE’s 900+ journals. By enabling authors to explain their work in plain language, and providing tools to enable them to share their publications, Kudos supports greater research impact and through this partnership will enable all SAGE journal authors within the program to benefit from these extended support services for article visibility and engagement.

Find out more about our partnership here.

Investment in Publons

In January 2016, SAGE Publishing announced that it has led an investment round for a minority stake in Publons with additional participation by existing investors. Known for its mission to use peer review to speed up science, Publons will remain completely independent and publisher-neutral following this investment. Alongside this announcement we are also delighted that David McCune, SAGE's shareholder and Deputy Executive Chairman, will become a member of the Publons board, with no operational control or involvement, bringing with him 30+ years of experience in the publishing industry.

Find out more about the investment here.

SAGE Publishing titles honored by ALA's RUSA, Choice and Booklist

We are delighted that Choice, Booklist and the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) recognized nine SAGE Publishing resources as ‘top resources of 2015’! The SAGE Encyclopedia of Alcohol: Social, Cultural, and Historical Perspectives by Scott C. Martin was honored by RUSA on its 2015 Outstanding Reference Sources list. Titles honored by Choice as Outstanding Academic Titles include:

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Transportation was further distinguished as a Top 25 title and The SAGE Encyclopedia of Intercultural Competencewas named by Choice as one of the top 75 resources for community colleges. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Intercultural Competence was also named on Booklist Editors’ Choice: Adult Books, 2015 list.

Click the hyperlinks above to read more about these award-winning titles.

Platinum award win for Adam Matthew

Adam Matthew

Adam Matthew received a Platinum award for ‘Popular Medicine in America, 1800-1900' and Honorable Mention distinction for 'Popular Culture in Britain and America, 1950-1975' at the  LibraryWorks, Inc second annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs). The MLAs were created to recognize the top products in the library industry in a truly unbiased format. According to LibraryWorks, Inc, the MLAs are "a product-review program designed to recognise elite products in the market".

Find out more about the Adam Matthew’s Platinum award win here.

Timo Hannay joins SAGE Publishing's Board

Technical and business innovation expert Timo Hannay, has joined SAGE Publishing’s Board of Directors as a non-executive Director.  Chaired by the company’s founder, Sara Miller McCune, the board is comprised of experts from university faculty, libraries and business who give strategic management advice to the owners of the company. Among his previous roles, Dr. Hannay was a founding Managing Director of Digital Science, a Publishing Director of, a management consultant, a writer for The Economist and a neurophysiologist at the University of Oxford and Waseda University in Tokyo. We can’t wait to see the innovation and flair he brings to the board as we continue to develop new products and invest in revolutionary ideas in the scholarly community!

Find out more about the announcement here.

Beyond search: Enabling serendipity in research discovery

Researchers often find and retrieve the content they need through carefully planned searches - but what about less structured, unexpected instances of scholarly discovery? SAGE Publishing has released a new two-part white paper that explores the common researcher experiences that lead to “chance” discoveries as well as opportunities for information professionals to support and encourage serendipity in academic research.

The first paper discusses findings from a global survey of 239 students and faculty combined with user experience research and interviews with publishing experts and technology suppliers, alongside an in-depth review of relevant literature. The second paper details how this research led to the development of SAGE Recommends, a new discovery tool launched in December 2015.

Read the full white paper here and if you have any questions about its content, please email

Recent webinars sponsored by SAGE Publishing

Supporting (Big) Data Research - Presented by: SAGE, ER&L, and Library Journal
As scholars use new digital tools and resources to expand their scope of research and teaching, libraries are evolving to support them. This recorded webinar offers the chance for librarians to learn about the tools, resources, and services used to support curricular and research needs and engage in discussions with colleagues who are helping their libraries reimagine services and evolve to support for their communities. Watch the full recorded webinar here.  

Data Visualization - Presented by: SAGE, ER&L, and Library Journal
Data visualization labs have become a hot trend in academic libraries, helping scholars interpret, describe, and communicate complex data sets such as census data, image collections, maps, or molecular models. Over the past few years large, high resolution displays have been appearing in academic libraries. Now that these displays have been present in libraries for some time the question is how are they being used and who is using them? In this webinar, librarians from several academic institutions shared their experiences. Watch the full recorded webinar here.

Case Studies for Open Science - Presented by: SAGE, ER&L, and Library Journal
The Open Science initiative aims to make research and data accessible to and reusable by the broadest possible audience, encompassing such practices as open publication, open peer review, and open access; and, encourages the “open notebook” approach, in which the process of scientific research is openly shared, often in advance of a project’s completion. In this webinar current activities and trends outside of libraries are described, highlighted and connected to the roles librarians/libraries can play in helping to make these processes more readily available and adopted. Watch the full recorded webinar here.

Please note that you will need to register to view to archived webinars.

Journal News

New journals and changes

SAGE Publishing is the world's 5th largest journals publisher. Our portfolio now includes more than 920 journals spanning the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology, and Medicine, and more than 400 are published on behalf of learned societies and institutions.

For information on journals that have transferred to SAGE for 2016, frequency changes, title changes, and other important journal changes in 2015 and 2016 please click here.

Get more information about journal subscription and purchasing options here.

Political Studies Association

We are delighted to announce that we are now publishing the Political Studies Association full journal portfolio. First issues for 2016 are now exclusively available on the SAGE Publishing website so please update your links to the sites below.

Political Studies

Political Studies Review

British Journal of Politics and International Relations

Political Insight


If you haven’t renewed already then we would encourage you to renew your subscription. It really couldn’t be easier, simply contact your preferred subscription agent or SAGE directly.

If you have any queries, please contact your local SAGE sales person.

Expanding our humanities and social science portfolio

In September 2015, SAGE Publishing announced an agreement made with Manchester University Press to transfer ten of their journals to SAGE. The acquisition follows an earlier agreement to acquire two titles last year.
The 10 titles transferring to SAGE comprise of:

    • Alexandria
    • Cahiers Élisabéthains 
    • Critical Studies in Television
    • Irish Economic and Social History
    • Irish Journal of Sociology
    • Journal of Adult and Continuing Education
    • The Journal of Transport
    • Literature and History
    • Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film
    • Research in Education

For more information including subscriber contact information, please click here.

If you have any queries relating to the acquisition, please contact

Digital Products

New SAGE Video collections

SAGE Video

New collections in Psychology, Politics & International Relations, and Business & Management launched on the SAGE Knowledge platform in January, 2016

SAGE Video hosts streaming video collections created to support a range of levels, from reference content for research, to pedagogical content for undergraduate teaching, to higher- level academic interest material.

Available alongside our book and reference collections on SAGE Knowledge, SAGE Video combines originally commissioned and produced material with licensed videos to provide a complete disciplinary resource for students, faculty, and researchers.

Existing collections in Education, Media, Communication & Cultural Studies, and Counseling & Psychotherapy have recently been complemented with newly launched collections in Psychology, Business & Management, and Politics & International Relations.

Learn more and see a preview here.

Sign up for information on the beta trial here.

SAGE Research Methods Video – coming soon

SAGE Research Methods Video

Bring research methods and statistics to life

Launching on the SAGE Research Methods platform in September 2016

SAGE Research Methods Video contains more than 120 hours of video covering the entire research methods and statistics curriculum. The videos can help to bring methods to life: instead of reading about how to conduct a focus group, students can watch one in action. Through these videos, 60% of which are exclusive to SAGE Publishing, students can find extra help and support to guide them through every step of their research project and succeed in their research methods course.  

Learn more and see a preview here.

Sign up for information on the beta trial here.

SAGE Business Cases – launching in April

SAGE Business Cases

SAGE Business Cases brings business to life – inspiring students and researchers to develop their own best practices and prepare for professional success.The first significant, discipline-wide, digital collection tailored to library needs – SAGE Business Cases is highly-interactive, faculty-friendly, and allows for instant and lasting IP access rather than the usual per case purchase model.

Be one of the first libraries to enhance their business programs with this robust and truly global collection of business cases. Contact us now for more information about how SAGE Business Cases will help you foster highly employable graduates and future successful business people:

  • 1,000 cases at launch, spanning a wide array of topics mapped to business curriculum and across all global regions
  • Many cases include teaching notes, discussion questions, and learning objectives
  • Various formats to suit a range of academic uses and levels of students

Get more information here and request a trial here.

SAGE Business Stats

SAGE Business Stats

In September 2015, SAGE Publishing announced the launch of SAGE Business Stats, a collection of more than 4,000 statistical data series for students and researchers working on business plan projects and market research assignments.

SAGE Business Stats offers historic, current, and projected demographic and industry data points down to the zip-code level and is the second in SAGE’s suite of resources that support business curricula and research and the third collection of data on the SAGE Stats platform.

Find out more about SAGE Business Stats here.

SAGE Knowledge redesign

SAGE Knowledge

In October 2015, SAGE Knowledge migrated to a new platform, providing a visually enhanced user experience allowing for more content discoverability and a better research experience. The new responsive design provides simultaneous, unlimited users a seamless experience on desktops, tablets, and other mobile devices. Now hosting more than 6,100 titles and videos, it includes an expansive range of SAGE eBook and eReference content including scholarly monographs, reference works, handbooks, series, professional development titles, and now SAGE Video. SAGE Knowledge will expand to include
SAGE Business Cases, a collection of case studies from real-world business situations, launching in 2016.

Through SAGE Recommends, a new SAGE discovery tool, users will have the ability to link to other SAGE content not currently on the platform, including SAGE Research Methods, SAGE Journals, U.S. Political Stats, SAGE Stats, and CQ Researcher. The feature brings together content from across the social sciences, allowing researchers to cross-search and seamlessly access a wide breadth of SAGE resources relevant to their work.

Library discovery indexing

We are excited to announce that all of our 2015 launch products listed below will soon be fully indexed in the four major library discovery services*. Click here for more information.  

2015 products:

  • SAGE Video (2015 collections)
  • SAGE Research Methods Cases
  • SAGE Research Methods Datasets
  • SAGE Business Researcher

*OCLC WorldCat Discovery, Ex Libris Primo Central, EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) & ProQuest Summon

Conference News

UKSG 2016

SAGE Publishing have been a proud sponsor of the UKSG Conference for over 8 years, and are once again providing sponsorship for this year's annual conference. With this sponsorship we are delighted to be able to offer travel grants to early career researchers and to be an active part of the key industry debates that are affecting the current academic landscape and our publishing partners.

Are you attending the UKSG conference next month? If so you must come and visit the SAGE stand #16, #25 for more information on our exciting new product launches. We will also be running a prize draw competition, so come along and enter to be in with a chance of winning a champagne afternoon tea by the sea and an overnight stay for two, with breakfast included, at the award-winning, Hotel Miramar, Bournemouth.

ALA Midwinter 2016

The SAGE Publishing Library team had a wonderful time at the ALA in Boston, in January 2016. In addition to our full array of library resources, we were excited to highlight the newest additions to our portfolio, SAGE Video and Business and Management products, including SAGE Business Researcher, SAGE Business Stats and the upcoming SAGE Business Cases.  We enjoyed meaningful interactions with more than 300 customers in the booth and were happy to see good participation in our in-booth and presentations demos, including “Student Use of Video on Campus,” “Supporting Entrepreneurship Across Campus,” and “How Are Research Methods Taught Within The Curriculum?”

Other highlights from the conference included an in-booth Graph Wall and the RUSA Awards. For the Graph Wall, we asked librarians about the most common learning style they see among their patrons. Participants answered the question by writing the name of their library on a post-it note and placing it over one of five given answers: Reading, Audio, Visual, By Repetition, and Learn by Doing. At the end of the conference, the majority selected Learn by Doing, with Visual coming in second. Also, we were pleased to learn that the SAGE Encyclopedia of Alcohol won an Outstanding Reference Source Award from RUSA.


In August 2015, SAGE Publishing attended the IFLA WLIC in Cape Town, South Africa and hosted a reception to mark both the 40th anniversary of IFLA Journal as well as the 50th anniversary of SAGE. We once again participated in the ‘How to Get Published’ session and delegates had the opportunity to submit questions in advance to our Publisher and the Editor of the journal.

Each year as part of the conference, SAGE co-sponsors the Academic and Research Libraries Section (ARL) attendance grant, which allows a librarian or information professional to attend the congress for free. The winners of the ARL attendance grant for the 2015 IFLA World Library and Information Congress were: Phillidas Munubhi Bweafoma (Tanzania), Shaharima Parvin (Bangladesh) and Georgia Alexander (Trinidad and Tobago). Find out more here.

SAGE works closely with travel grant winners to ensure they get the most out of their experience and this includes a blog post interview with each winner and post conference follow-up to gain in-depth insight into their experiences. Read the full interviews here.

SAGE Publishing Updates

Librarian Resource Center

Don’t forget to visit the librarian resource center where you can find marketing material for all of our digital products including the 2016 Digital Product Catalogue, promotional tools, product training information, SAGE white papers, details of developing world initiatives and much more.

SAGE Library News

Follow SAGE Library News to keep up to date on SAGE Publishing activities in the academic, public, and special library communities. Please get in touch with questions, queries or comments as we always welcome feedback. We look forward to engaging with you!

Keeping you updated on SAGE Connection – Insight

Our company blog, SAGE Connection-Insight, bridges the gap between scholars, practitioners, librarians, researchers, and students and the company that publishes the work that they value. See below for a list of recent posts we thought you might enjoy: