SAGE Library News - April 2011


Welcome to the Spring issue of SAGE Library News. Read below to find out what has been happening over the past few months and what more is still to come!

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IMechE Journals Now Available on SAGE Journals Online

All 18 of the IMechE Journals have now moved to the award-winning SAGE platform, ensuring that they will be more user friendly and discoverable than ever before. At present we are working to fill in the last few gaps, but all content will be available and free to view from the 1st of May until the end of July 2011, to aid with the transition process and give those of who might be interested in a trial a chance to try out the content.

SJO page addresses can be found here

No new content will be added to the Metapress site after the end of April 2011. Please note that this move does not include the IMechE Archive, which will remain on Metapress until further notice.

If you have any further questions or would like to discuss a formal trial or purchase of any IMechE content, please contact your local sales representative.

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Win a free place at the 2011 ALPSP International Conference!

ALPSP International Conference 2011

SAGE is sponsoring a librarian place at this year’s Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) International conference. The annual event takes place this year from 14-16th September at Heythrop Park near Oxford. “The ALPSP conference has quickly become a major fixture in the publishing calendar, providing a great opportunity to meet and network. Librarians who have attended this conference in the past have added greatly to the formal and informal discussions and we feel that it is vital for there to be constructive dialog between publishers and librarians,” said Ian Russell, Chief Executive, ALPSP.

SAGE will be running a competition to win the sponsored place, with entries submitted either via Twitter or email. To enter, librarians must answer the following question in 140 characters or less:

Question: Why should librarians be talking to publishers in 2011?

“In the current economic climate it is more important than ever that publishers and librarians have open dialogue on how we can work together,” said Clive Parry, Global Marketing Director, SAGE. “We have found the conference to be a must-attend event over the past three years and are delighted to be supporting ALPSP in facilitating this free place.”

Completed answers should be sent to @SAGElibraryNews tagged with #SAGEALPSP or email to by the 27th May 2011. Further terms and conditions can be found here.

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SAGE Founder makes major donation to the Globe Theatre

Globe Theatre

This month, the Globe theatre launches a major new campaign to build an indoor Jacobean theatre. SAGE’s founder and Chairwoman, Sara Miller McCune is the first major sponsor of this worthy initiative.

SAGE believes passionately that engaged scholarship lies at the heart of any healthy society and that education is intrinsically valuable. Much like our vision, the Globe supports a diverse and extensive education programme, reaching 75,000 individuals from school children to the retired every year. Research at the Globe has a distinctly interdisciplinary focus, looking not just at Shakespeare but the architecture, design, language and interpretation of theatre. Much of the examination of cultural and societal influences crosses with SAGE’s programme across humanities and social science research.

The £1million gift from Sara, combined with the Globe’s commitment of a further £1.7million, provides a £2.7million platform – out of a £7million target – from which the Globe will now begin fundraising.

For further information about the Globe and the Jacobean theatre project, click here.

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SAGE as lead sponsor on the Index awards

Nearly 400 gathered on 24th March at the Royal Institution to join Index on Censorship at their annual Freedom of Expression Awards.

The event champions heroes of free speech: from websites promoting free dialogue, to lawyers fighting for human rights issues, to playwrights and artists. The evening was hosted by Jonathan Dimbleby, with contributions from Booker prize-winning novelist Howard Jacobson and Sir Tom Stoppard.

Ziyad Marar speaks at 2011 Freedom of Expression AwardsIn keeping with our desire to be a real champion for authors, SAGE were lead sponsors of the 2011 Freedom of Expression Awards. Other award sponsors were the Guardian, Google, Bindmans, and the Economist. In his opening remarks, Ziyad Marar addressed the room on SAGE’s own experiences of supporting authors’ rights to free expression: from David Nutt and his views on ecstasy in the Journal of Psychopharmacology to Barbara Maines whose ‘No Blame’ educational method ‘was viewed in 2006 as a highly controversial approach to tackling bullying. Ziyad spoke of the many restrictions faced by authors around the world, as did others through the evening. As many commented, the work Index does to campaign for and support those around the world fighting for free expression is critical.

It was an emotionally charged evening, with some very deserving winners taking to the stage. For those who were not there in person, there were moving tributes, including a video message from the wife of missing Chinese lawyer Gao Zhisheng. She said, “I appreciate your support for Gao, and I hope it will help protect his safety”

Egyptian journalist, Ibrahim Eissa, described as a “one-man barometer of Egypt’s struggle for political and civic freedom”, was cheered, and hailed as a hero, for his independent journalism through the recent Egyptian uprising. He said, “I will stand in Tahrir Square, in the very same place where Egyptians died for freedom, and I will tell them: “I dedicate this ‘Index’ Award to you”.

Read more about all the winners.

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Free access at your library to SAGE Volume 1 launch journals

You've come to know SAGE as a leading publisher of peer-reviewed, must-have content in the fields of business, humanities, social science, and science, technology, and medicine. We are continuing our tradition of providing high-quality research to libraries worldwide by launching titles in new and emerging fields.

In 2011, we are launching the following 5 journals and want to offer you free online access via an IP-registered trial for the first year of publication (volume 1). This will allow you to add the journals to your knowledgebase and make them searchable to all of your library users. This offer includes perpetual access to volume 1. Sign up today!

Dialogues in Human Geography

The Neurohospitalist

Organizational Psychology Review

Race and Justice

Therapeutic Advances in Drug Safety

Dialogues in Human Geography

The Neurohospitalist

Organizational Psychology Review

Race and Justice

Therapeutic Advances in Drug Safety

Consortia libraries participating in SAGE Premier will receive access to launch journals (through volume 3) free of charge and do not need to register for this offer. The above titles have already been added to all Premier packages. This offer includes perpetual access to the volumes included in the subscribing Premier years, and electronic access will start as soon as the journal goes live on the SAGE Journals Online platform.

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First SAGE issues published in 2011

To maintain access, don’t forget to renew your subscriptions to journals now published by SAGE. Many of these titles are included in the SAGE Premier 2011 package. If your library will not have access to the SAGE Premier 2011 package, you can continue to maintain your access to these important journals by either upgrading now or renewing your subscription to these journals via your subscription agent or directly with SAGE at 800-818-7243 (US) or +44 (0)207 324 801 (UK).



First SAGE Issue

Previous Publisher



Alternatives: Global, Local, Political

Volume 36, Issue 1
(March 2011)

Lynne Rienner Publishers



Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology

Volume 44 Issue 1
(April 2011)

Australian Academic Press



Contemporary Education Dialogue

Volume 8, Issue 1
(January 2011)

Education Dialogue Trust




Volume 10, Issue 1
(February 2011)

UC Press



Ergonomics in Design: The Quarterly of Human Factors Applications

Volume 19, Issue 1
(January 2011)

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society



European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation

Volume 18, Issue 1
(February 2011)




History and Sociology of South Asia

Volume 5, Issue 1
(January 2011)

Cambridge University Press



Information Visualization

Volume 10, Issue 1
(January 2011)

Palgrave Macmillan



Journal of Accounting, Auditing & Finance

Volume 26, Issue 1
(March 2011)




Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making

Volume 5, Issue 1
(March 2011)

Human Factors and  Ergonomics Society



Journal of Generic Medicines

Volume 8, Issue 1
(January 2011)

Palgrave Macmillan



Journal of Histochemistry & Cytochemistry

Volume 59, Issue 1
(January 2011)

The Histochemical Society



Journal of Literacy Research

Volume 43, Issue 1
(March 2011)

Taylor & Francis



Journal of Medical Marketing

Volume 11, Issue 1
(January 2011)

Palgrave Macmillan



Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation

Volume 23, Issue 3
(May 2011)

Allen Press



Local Economy

Volume 26, Issue 1 (January 2011)

Taylor & Francis



Musicae Scientiae

Volume 15, Issue 1
(March 2011)




Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Volume 144, Issue 1
(January 2011)




Prosthetics & Orthotics International

Volume 35, Issue 1
(March 2011)




Psychology of Women Quarterly

Volume 35, Issue 1
(March 2011)




State Politics & Policy Quarterly

Volume 11, Issue 1
(March 2011)

University of Illinois Press



Teaching of Psychology

Volume 38, Issue 1
(February 2011)

Taylor & Francis




Volume 114, Issue 1 (January 2011)

SPCK (Society for Promoting
Christian Knowledge)



Theology Today

Volume 68, Issue 1
(April 2011)

Westminster John Knox Press (WJKP)



Tourism and Hospitality Research

Volume 11, Issue 1 (January 2011)

Palgrave Macmillan

1467- 3584


World Policy Journal

Volume 28, issue 1
(March 2011)

MIT Press


2011 New Journals List

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Journal Highlights in the Press, January – April 2011

SAGE acquire four Palgrave Macmillan Journals

SAGE to publish Musicae Scientiae from March 2011

SAGE begins publishing Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation

SAGE Partners with World Policy Institute to publish World Policy Journal

Music and Medicine receives PROSE Award for Best New Journal in Science, Technology and Medicine

IMechE journals Part P and O selected for coverage in Thomson Reuters Citation reports and Index

SAGE has begun a partnership with the Literacy Research Association this year to publish Journal of Literacy Research (JLR), its official journal.

SAGE begins publishing Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance

* All SAGE’s press releases are also available on our library site

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Four SAGE titles to be honored as "Best Reference Sources of 2010"

More SAGE Reference titles have recently won prestigious recognition, spotlighting their significance in the market. Library Journal has selected four SAGE titles to be honored as “Best Reference Sources of 2010.” This announcement and feature will appear in the April 15th issue of Library Journal.

The outstanding SAGE titles include:

Encyclopedia of Educational Reform and Dissent

Encyclopedia of Educational Reform and Dissent
2 vols. Sage. 1042p. ed. by Thomas C. Hunt, et al. index. ISBN 978-1-4129-5664-2.

Encyclopedia of Science and Technology Communication

Encyclopedia of Science and Technology Communication
2 vols. Sage. 1095p. ed. by Susanna Hornig Priest. biblio. index. ISBN 978-1-4129-5920-9.

Encyclopedia of Geography

Encyclopedia of Geography
6 vols. Sage. 3398p. ed. by Barney Warf. illus. maps. index. ISBN 978-1-4129-5697-0.

Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine

Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine
4 vols. Sage. 1758p. ed. by Lyle J. Micheli. illus. index. ISBN 978-1-4129-6115-8.

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SAGE Reference Online Subject Collections – Coming Soon

SAGE Reference Online

Due to popular demand, SAGE is now offering collections in 9 key subject areas on the award-winning SAGE Reference Online platform. Collection development is streamlined and simplified with the new subject collections -- plus, you can save up to 20% when you purchase a collection.

The new SAGE Reference Online Subject Collections cover the following core areas:

  • Business & Management
  • Criminology
  • Education
  • Geography
  • Health & Social Care
  • Media & Communication
  • Politics & International Relations
  • Psychology & Counseling
  • Sociology

View the complete title lists for the SAGE Reference Online Subject Collections and receive discount details by contacting or

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Announcing SAGE Content Only Major Works

We are pleased to announce that we have just published a fourth SAGE content only reference collection.

SAGE has published high quality content across the social sciences for 45 years. These major reference collections have been edited by eminent scholars in their field, and include key papers mined from our rich and extensive book and journal content, making them an essential purchase for libraries with holdings in these areas.

SAGE Directions in Organization Studies

SAGE Directions in Educational Psychology

SAGE Qualitative Research Methods

SAGE Quantitative Research Methods

SAGE Directions in Organization Studies, Four-Volume Set
Stewart Clegg

SAGE Directions in Educational Psychology, Five-Volume Set
Neil Salkind

SAGE Qualitative Research Methods, Four-Volume Set
Atkinson and Delamont

SAGE Quantitative Research Methods, Four-Volume Set
W Paul Vogt

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SAGE Research Methods Online Global Launch


We celebrated the launch of SAGE Research Methods Online with a breakfast at ACRL in Philadelphia, which featured 7 panelists (faculty, librarians, authors and editors in research methods) discussing the challenges they face in their research projects. We addressed the resources their libraries provide currently and what additional help they would like to see. SRMO was introduced as a solution to many of the research problems. Over 150 librarians attended the breakfast and many also attended the SRMO demos at the booth. The feedback was overwhelming, with over 30 trial requests resulting.

We also held a cocktail reception in conjunction with CQ Press, celebrating the launch of SRMO and First Street. Over 100 people attended the reception and product demos.

The champagne also flowed at the UK celebration for the launch the following week at the UKSG conference in Harrogate, with more than 50 people in attendance. The stand was busy, with meetings and SRMO demos for librarians taking place throughout the conference, and the feedback we received was fantastic. Our SRMO competition to win an iPad saw 50 librarians taking part.

Find out more about SRMO.

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Panel judging without a Simon Cowell in sight!

March was the start of a new format for assessing new online products for us here at SAGE. We invited three panels of librarians to join us at the very early stage of new product conception to hear some of the new product ideas that our Editorial teams have been working on, to discuss these with us, and to vote on them!

The sessions were high energy and have given us plenty of food for thought as we look at which of these concepts are taking the high road, and which are heading into a ditch. There were some clear winners and some clear losers, and plenty that got a wide range of different responses from across the board!

We all enjoyed the panels and look forward to doing something similar again in the future. It was great working through these ideas with the participating librarians at such an early stage in the development process.

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SAGE’s Online Book product coming soon...

We are in the process of developing a new online book product that will include titles from across the social sciences.  Watch this space for more information! If you would like to participate in the product development, please get in touch with Martha Sedgwick, Senior Manager Online Products at

Download our 2010 Electronic Products catalog to learn about the latest products available from SAGE for libraries and library consortia.

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First Street is officially launched!

First Street

After two years of development, CQ Press celebrated the official launch of First Street, our ground-breaking product that gives users an unprecedented understanding and visualization of the relationships shaping policy in Washington.

The site looks fantastic. To learn more about it, click here.

Included in First Street are:

  • 300,000 Congressional and federal staffers
  • 50,000 Registered lobbyists
  • 30,000 FEC PACs
  • 20,000 Clients of registered lobbying organizations,
  • 20,000 Congressional and federal organizations, and
  • 7,000 Registered lobbying organizations

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