SAGE Library News – December 2011

Welcome to the last 2011 issue of SAGE Library News. Read below to find out what has been happening over the past few months and to find out about our exciting new platform – SAGE Knowledge!

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Announcing SAGE Knowledge – Coming June 2012!

SAGE Knowledge

SAGE is delighted to announce the development of our platform for eBook delivery: SAGE Knowledge.

SAGE Knowledge is the ultimate social sciences digital library for students, researchers, and faculty. Launching with more than 2,500 titles, it includes an expansive range of SAGE eBook and eReference content from across our imprints.

Key features include:

  • Online access to 2,500+ titles, including 300+ key reference works
  • User-friendly interface
  • Suggestions for relevant content on other SAGE platforms including SAGE Journals Online and SAGE Research Methods Online (an optional feature)
  • A "My Account" feature, where students can create reading lists and save searches
  • Quick search, advanced search and search filters by subject, content type or publication date
  • Improved discoverability of content from the open web

With flexible purchasing options available, including purchase by book, reference and subject collections, libraries will be able to quickly locate and provide the exact content their patrons require – and users can easily find and use the information they need.

Be the first to trial SAGE Knowledge!

Sign up at and we will send you details about how to take part in the beta trial when it launches in Spring 2012.

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SAGE Library Advisory Board Meeting

The British Library

The SAGE Annual Library Advisory Board Meeting, was held on 20th September at The British Library. Six librarians attended from the UK and two travelled from Sweden to attend the Meeting. The group consisted of those supporting research services as well as subject and acquisition librarians.

The day consisted of presentations (Social Science Advocacy and Philanthropic Initiatives at SAGE and Online Product Innovations) from SAGE staff and a breakout session on the future role of the librarian but was mostly discussion about issues of particular interest to the librarians present. Discussion topics on the day ranged from budgets and the evolution of purchase models; usage and measurement of value; technology, discoverability and search; purchasing and renewals management; electronic resource management; e-books and communication with librarians.

A key theme on the day was the need for libraries to demonstrate their worth and value to others within their academic institutions. It is important to get the library embedded in the teaching process as much as possible and for students to understand the important role that libraries play in providing them with the content they need.

As well as being extremely valuable to SAGE attendees to hear direct from librarians about any issues of concern, the Board also find it really useful to hear from other librarians regarding their own experiences. It is important for SAGE and other publishers to work closely with the library community and meetings like this are really useful for getting feedback on plans for future products but also to understand the current environment.

We look forward to hosting another SAGE Library Advisory Board Meeting in 2012.

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SAGE goes mobile

SAGE Mobile

SAGE is pleased to announce that their entire collection of online journal sites is now available in a mobile-optimized format designed for the smaller screen of a smartphone. Readers visiting one of SAGE's 645+ journal sites on their iPhone, Android or other smartphone device will automatically be redirected to the mobile version.

The sites will feature the essential aspects of the online site, including the full-text content of the current issue, archives, and OnlineFirst articles, and will offer a simplified search, authentication, and sharing tools, all the while maintaining a sense of continuity with the desktop version of the sites.

Mobile Site URLs

The URLs for SAGE's new mobile sites will follow their standard URLs with the addition of "m." after http://. For example, Criminal Justice & Behavior's standard homepage URL is, so it's mobile site URL will be

Click here to view our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about our mobile sites.

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New Journals and Changes in 2012

We are pleased to announce the new journals that will published by SAGE in 2012.

Don't forget! To continue uninterrupted access to these titles, please renew your subscription through your preferred subscription agent or directly through SAGE.

Now Published by SAGE (2012)
First SAGE Issue Previous Publisher ISSN

Australasian Psychiatry

Volume 20, Issue 1 (March 2012)



Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry

Volume 46, Issue 1 (February 2012)



Clinical EEG and Neuroscience

Volume 43, Issue 1 (January 2012)

EEG & Clinical Neuroscience Society


Drug Information Journal

Volume 46, Issue 1 (January 2012)

Drug Information Association


European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing

Volume 11, Issue 1 (March 2012)



Gifted Education International

Volume 28, Issue 1 (January 2012)

AB Academic


Humanity and Society

Volume 36, Issue 1 (February 2012)

Association for Humanist Sociology


International Area Studies Review

Volume 15, Issue 1 (March 2012)

Hankuk Univ of Foreign Studies


International Journal Of Discrimination And The Law

Volume 11, Issue 3 (September 2011)

AB Academic


International Review Of Victimology

Volume 18, Issue 1 (January 2012)

AB Academic



Volume 66, Issue 1 (January 2012)

Union Presbyterian Seminary


Journal of Applied Social Science

Volume 6, Issue 1 (March 2012)



Journal of Drug Issues

Volume 42, Issue 1 (January 2012)

Florida State University College of Criminology and Criminal Justice


Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery

Volume 14, Issue 1 (January 2012)



Journal of Laboratory Automation

Volume 17, Issue 1 (February 2012)



Journalism & Communication Monographs

Volume 14, Issue 1 (March 2012)

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication


Journalism & Mass Communication Educator

Volume 67, Issue 1 (March 2012)

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication


Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly

Volume 89, Issue 1 (March 2012)

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication


Learning Disability Quarterly

Volume 34, Issue 3 (August 2011)

Hammill Institute on Disabilities


Management and Labour Studies

Volume 37, Issue 1 (February 2012)

XLRI Jamshedpu, School of Business Management & Human Resources


Medical Law International

Volume 11, Issue 3 (September 2011)

AB Academic


Nutrition And Health

Volume 21, Issue 1 (January 2012)

AB Academic


Research Ethics

Volume 8, Issue 1 (March 2012)

Association of Research Ethics Committees (AREC)


Social Marketing Quarterly

Volume 17, Issue 1 (March 2012)

Taylor and Francis


Sociological Methodology

Volume 42, Issue 1 (August 2012)



Sociological Theory

Volume 30, Issue 1 (March 2012)



Teaching Public Administration

Volume 30, Issue 1 (March 2012)

Sheffield Hallam University



Volume 15, Issue 1 (March 2012)

Management Development Institute


View the New Journals and Changes PDF for more information on journals transferring to SAGE in 2012, frequency changes, title changes, and other important journal changes in 2011 and 2012.

*Journal of Laboratory Automation (JALA), is now at SAGE. Libraries with access via an Elsevier ScienceDirect collection will lose access at the end of 2011.  To continue access for your library in 2012, you must subscribe via SAGE.

Please note that the following journals will no longer be published by SAGE in 2012. Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources (ISSN: 1038-4111) will be published by Wiley-Blackwell and European Journal of Archaeology (ISSN: 0162-2811) will be published by European Association of Archaeologists. Further information on journals which have previously left SAGE may be found at

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SAGE recognises most downloaded/cited articles 2009–2010

SAGE has published a collection of the top downloaded and cited journal articles from across its entire journals portfolio for 2009-2010. The list recognizes more than 100 articles that were the most downloaded and most cited published from 2009-2010 and the most downloaded articles from SAGE 's deep backfile. The list covers articles across 39 disciplines, reflecting the full breadth of SAGE's publishing, from Anthropology, to Special Education, to Neuroscience and Neurology and Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine.

The collection features a number of articles from journals ranked in the recently released 2010 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters, 2011). SAGE's journals celebrated excellent growth in the 2010 JCR results, achieving 27% growth in the number of titles receiving Impact Factors with 385 journals now indexed. 54 SAGE journals received their first Impact Factor with the 2010 report. Both SAGE's JCR results and this new highly downloaded/cited collection capture a broad range of the prestigious society titles published by SAGE, such as the American Psychological Science Association journals.

The top three most highly downloaded articles across the disciplines that SAGE publishes were from Psychology, Education and Management:

Psychological Science – Do Green Products Make Us Better People?
Educational Researcher – Learning, Teaching, and Scholarship in a Digital Age: Web 2.0 and Classroom Research: What Path Should We Take Now?
Journal of Management – Leadership in Teams: A Functional Approach to Understanding Leadership Structures and Processes

The top three most cited articles were from Psychology, Clinical Medicine and Geography:

Perspectives On Psychological Science – Puzzlingly High Correlations in fMRI Studies of Emotion, Personality, and Social Cognition
Reproductive Sciences – Inflammation and Pregnancy
Holocene – High-resolution palaeoclimatology of the last millennium: a review of current status and future prospects

"With an ever growing collection of research available online and a growing imperative to show research impact, this initiative shines a spotlight on just a fraction of the high quality contributions our authors make across SAGE's 670+ titles," said Karen Phillips, Editorial Director, SAGE. "Usage is an important metric alongside citations in measuring the quality and impact of our journals. We are therefore delighted to recognize the outstanding contributions of these authors."

Articles in the collection have been made free to access. To see the full list and read in full, visit or view a complete list of SAGE journals ranked in the 2010 Journal Citation Report (Thomson Reuters, 2011).

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Announcing the 2012 SAGE Reference Online Collections

Save at least 15% by purchasing our 2012 collections!

Now available on the award-winning SAGE Reference Online platform, our 2012 collections include:

Key subject collections for 2012 include:

  • Business and Management (47 titles)
  • Criminology (26 titles)
  • Education (63 titles)
  • Geography (35 titles)
  • Health and Social Care (32 titles)
  • Media and Communication (28 titles)
  • Politics and International Relations (32 titles)
  • Psychology and Counseling (55 titles)
  • Sociology (48 titles)

For more information or for pricing details contact your SAGE sales representative or alternatively email or

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New and Forthcoming Title Releases

Encyclopedia of Social Networks

Encyclopedia of Social Networks
Edited by George A. Barnett

Print: $350.00/£225.00, ISBN: 9781412979115
Electronic: $438.00/£281.00, eISBN: 9781412994170
September 2011


Encyclopedia of Consumer Culture

Encyclopedia of Consumer Culture
Edited by Dale Southerton

Print: $595.00/£385.00, ISBN: 9780872896017
Electronic: $744.00/£481.00, eISBN: 9781412994248
September 2011


Leadership in Science and Technology: A Reference Handbook

Leadership in Science and Technology: A Reference Handbook
Edited by William Sims Bainbridge

Print: $325.00/£210.00 Pre Publication Price $295.00/£180.00, ISBN: 9781412976886
Electronic: $406.00/$263.00, eISBN: 9781412994231
October 2011


Encyclopedia of Global Religion

Encyclopedia of Global Religion
Edited by Mark Juergensmeyer, Wade Clark Roof

Print: $325.00/£210.00 Pre Publication Price $295.00/£180.00, ISBN: 9780761927297  
Electronic: $406.00/£263.00, eISBN: 9781412997898
October 2011 


21st Century Geography: A Reference Handbook

21st Century Geography: A Reference Handbook
Edited by Joseph P. Stoltman

Print: $325.00/£210.00 Pre Publication Price $295.00/£180.00, ISBN: 9781412974646  
Electronic: $406.00/£263.00, eISBN: 9781412995986
October 2011

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SAGE Research Methods Online Receives Magnum Opus Gold Award


SAGE Research Methods Online (SRMO) was recognized for its excellence in navigation and innovation in its first year of existence. SRMO received the 2011 Magnum Opus Gold Award for Best Navigation for Electronic Publication or Web site and the 2011 Apex Award for One-of-a-Kind Electronic and Web Publications.

The Magnum Opus Awards are presented by ContentWise and the Content Marketing Institute in partnership with the Missouri School of Journalism. The awards, which are in their eighth year, recognize excellence in marketing, communication and design in more than 200 categories. Of the hundreds of entries received, SRMO was the only website or electronic publication honored for its excellence in website navigation.

Additionally, SRMO also won the 2011 APEX Award as "One-of-a-kind Electronic & Web Publication." The APEX awards are given by Communications Concepts, Inc and recognize products and marketing in areas of communication. SRMO was one of three Electronic & Web Publications recognized in the subcategory with nearly 200 entries in the larger category.

"For SRMO to receive this kind of recognition in its first year is amazing," said Karen Phillips, Editorial Director. "It's especially nice to get recognized for the site's navigation, as that was something we really focused on making intuitive."

SAGE Research Methods Online is a tool designed to help create research projects and understand the methods behind them. SRMO links to authoritative content, including more than 600 books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks as well as journal articles, and videos. Also unique to SRMO is the Methods Map, a visual search tool supported by a unique, complex taxonomy of research methods terms, methodologies, and people in the field.

"SAGE has such a history in research methods that developing a product that further helped those who conduct research seemed like a natural fit," said Phillips. "To receive recognition for those efforts as well as the positive feedback from users encourages us to continue developing unique and innovative products."

For more information about the different features of SAGE Research Methods Online and to see how the product is helping researchers, visit

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CQ Press Political Reference Suite

"Resoundingly recommended for all library collections serving political science and governmental studies researchers." – Library Journal

20 new titles will be added to the CQ Press Political Reference Suite in 2012! Build your online reference collection today with award-winning and critically acclaimed titles from CQ Press. Titles include:

The Encyclopedia of Political Science
Edited by George Thomas Kurian, James E. Alt, Simone Chambers, Geoffrey Garrett, Margaret Levi, Paula D. McClain
2010 Library Journal Best Reference

"Essential. Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers." – Choice

Resort to War
Meredith Reid Sarkees and Frank Wayman
2010 Choice Outstanding Academic Title

"Monumental in its treatment and exhaustive in its scope, Resort to War is certainly a remarkable achievement... Such a high level of detail combined with keen scholarly analysis make this a must-have for academic collections concerned with war in the modern world." – Booklist


CQ Global Researcher

"This product will be used constantly by students and other researchers needing to get perspective on an increasingly complex and bewildering set of global issues. Resoundingly recommended for all social and cultural studies collections." – Library Journal

CQ Global Researcher fills the gap in your collection for balanced, reliable reporting and analysis on international issues. Published twice a month and covering key issues and controversies from around the world, CQ Global Researcher delivers in-depth, accessible context and coverage from a unique international viewpoint not found in other resources. Each single topic report – written by a veteran journalist – is divided into popular feature sections including historical background, a chronology of events, world maps, a pro-con debate, and "Voices from Abroad," a section dedicated to presenting diverse international viewpoints on critical issues.

Recent topics include:

  • Future of the Euro
  • Sub-Saharan Democracy
  • Future of the Gulf States
  • Communism Today

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SAGE Librarian Travel Grant For ALPSP Conference 2011
Winner of the SAGE Librarian travel grant, Patrick Carr talks about his experience at ALPSP

Thanks to my receipt of a SAGE travel grant, I was able to attend the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers' (ALPSP) International Conference. The conference was held from September 14th through 16th at the beautiful Heythrop Park Hotel in Oxfordshire and was attended by a broad spectrum of professionals engaged in issues and challenges associated with the publication and dissemination of knowledge.

In my current position as Head of Electronic & Continuing Resources Acquisitions at East Carolina University's Joyner Library, I work with publishers on a daily basis on acquisition and licensing terms. For this reason, attending the ALPSP conference was particularly insightful: it enabled me to see familiar topics in the field of librarianship (like evolving formats, patron preferences, acquisition models, and discovery tools) being addressed from a publisher-centered perspective.

In the current environment of tightening budgets, libraries and publishers are both being faced with the challenges of doing more with less. To successfully partner to address these challenges, it is essential that both parties strive to understand the other's perspective. I would encourage my library colleagues to consider attendance at future ALPSP conferences in order to pursue opportunities to strengthen those understandings.

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SAGE at Charleston: A First-timer's view
Ashley Loar, SAGE California

Lively discussion around Open Access in the Social Sciences

I was blown away by how much there was to learn, listen and do at the Charleston Conference. The plenary sessions were filled with the continuing complexities of content: how to make it available, searchable, and accessible to the most people. And while the problem was "silos" as speaker Mike Keller from Stanford suggested, it also seemed like the answer was silos too. Or at least in so much as there was no one group that was going to be able to solve the problem alone. If we keep the farming terminology, it might mean we need to have a co-op to move things forward.

Thursday afternoon I was happy to be able to sit in on two sessions that my co-workers were speaking in. The first was a session on the challenges of Open Access for the Social Sciences. The challenges that the social sciences are facing now with open access (the view that is it "pay to publish", etc) are the same challenges the STM field faced when they first forayed into open access. Open Access published articles, such as in the new SAGE Open, are solid, peer-reviewed research articles. Not vanity publishing. The feedback from librarians about the role of faculty and libraries working together for the open access model in social sciences was also good to hear. Congrats to SAGE staffers Hob Brooks and Eric Moran for their work on this lively panel! (It was standing room only, by the way).

Lively discussion around Open Access in the Social Sciences.  

The second SAGE session of that day was called "Straight Talk" and was an open dialogue between publishers and librarians. SAGE staffers Elisabeth Leonard and Bob Schufreider moderated and spoke,respectively. The dialogue mostly centered around how to work better as a team among vendors, librarians and publishers. "Three-legged stool" was one analogy brought up, insisted that each leg needs to be strong to be able to support the weight of academic research. It definitely was a lively happy hour.

Lastly, Bernie Folan from SAGE London spoke to a happy hour group on Friday about the trials and tribulations of bridging the gap in social science research between publishers, librarians and the researchers themselves. The session went over a survey of librarians on the important issues that are facing them when promoting their services and data to social scientists. The next steps include selecting a project or two in an area where concentrated efforts are being made to make change.

It was a packed conference with so many good sessions that attendees were often making choices to pick one over another. In the end, it was interesting to hear from everyone about what issues are most on their mind.

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SAGE Events at London Online

SAGE attended London Online and presented the following three sessions, which were well attended and received:

Shifting Patterns Of User Engagement With Online Book Content
Martha Sedgwick, Senior Manager, Online Products, SAGE, UK

Presentation of the changes seen in the use of online books through research carried out by SAGE over the past three years, assessing both the shift in the dissemination and acceptance of online books for academic use and also the changing patterns in user behaviour and engagement with this material.

Creating communities around content
Katie Sayers, Digital Marketing Manager, SAGE

As tools such as Facebook, Scribd and Linkedin are seeing an increase in usage and engagement how can an academic publisher add value to its content and connect with its audience? What exactly is our role in connecting researchers to our content... and to each other? Will our readers and users use tools that have been created specifically for our content and how can we persuade them to stick around once they've joined?

This presentation talked through SAGE's decision to build community sites around specific areas of our content and covered what has worked and what hasn't; our battles with ROI and resourcing and the challenges (indeed opportunities) of coordinating our efforts globally and across numerous departments.

If you are considering launching your own community this presentation should make you think before you do – but show you what can be achieved with planning, perseverance and an enthusiastic approach to connecting with your markets and users.

Open access in the Humanities and Social Sciences: a case study
Caroline Porter, Journals Publisher, HSS, SAGE and David Ross, Journals Publisher, STM, SAGE

With the announcement of SAGE Open last November and its launch this Spring SAGE was the first major publisher to offer a new platform to support open access publishing in the social and behavioral sciences and the humanities.

The response significantly exceeded our expectations, with high numbers of authors quickly seeking to take advantage of the quality of the SAGE brand, speed of peer review, decision and publication, alongside the promise of global online dissemination and high production standards. This combined with our low introductory rate and the additional benefits of enhanced online/epublishing features (including public usage metrics, comments features, subject categories, and article ranking and recommendations) is now serving to provide social science authors with a new avenue for the publication of their research and publishers of social science content an opportunity to experiment with the OA revenue business models established only in STM to date.

One year on this presentation covered the successes and challenges we have experienced with the launch of our SAGE Open initiative to assess how ready the social sciences are for OA. It also considered the future of OA as a sustainable business model in any field of publication research and the implications for the future production and distribution of academic scholarly content online.

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