Library Newsletter

July 2013

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  1. News and Announcements
  2. Journal News
  3. Electronic Products
  4. Conference News
  5. Social Media
  6. Contact

News and Announcements

The Royal Society of Medicine Journals are now available on the SAGE Journals platform

Royal Society of Medicine We are delighted to announce the successful transition of the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) journal program to SAGE’s award-winning platform, SAGE Journals (SJ).  All customer services will now be handled by SAGE.
SJ’s cutting edge technology and outstanding functionality in the delivery of online content ensures that content from many of the most prestigious medical organizations, including the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine itself, will now be more  discoverable and easy-to-use than ever before.

All content previously hosted by RSM Press has been transferred to SJ and in due course customers will be able to benefit from content dating back to 1999, where available, while a current subscription is maintained.
SAGE is also in the process of digitizing the deep back file archives of each journal, back to Volume One, Issue One, and this will be available later this year.

All new SJ page addresses can be found here

Further information for all titles can be found here

Subscriptions for all RSM journals, previously handled by Portland Customer Services, will now be managed directly by SAGE. SAGE Customer Service teams are now the primary point of contact for queries and subscriptions.  If you have any further questions regarding subscriptions, or would like to discuss a formal trial or purchase of any RSM Journals content, please contact your local representative.

Supporting our library partners

As part of our outreach and support for the librarian community, SAGE is proud to be able to offer awards and travel grants to the community to help facilitate attendance at leading industry events and conferences. Last month we announced the winners of two travel grants that SAGE have very proudly sponsored, the ALPSP International Conference and the European Educational Research Association (EERA).

The SAGE ALPSP travel grant





The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) International Conference travel grant supports a librarian or information professional with a free place at the ALPSP International Conference from 11-13 September. This year’s recipient, Penny Andrews, Library Graduate Trainee at Leeds Metropolitan University won by answering “what would be your top tip to give students about conducting research” with:
“Don’t assume you're on your own or that books are all the help you get. We're here to give you skills.”

Penny was chosen by the SAGE judging panel for her consideration of the influential role of the librarian in supporting students and capturing the value of the librarian for academic institutions. More information about the travel grant can be found here.

2013 winner of the Marta Lange SAGE/CQ Press award

SAGE was also thrilled to be able to present Kathi Carlisle Fountain with the 2013 SAGE/CQ Press Marta Lange Award. This award is given annually to an academic or law librarian who has made distinguished contributions to bibliography and information service in law or political science. Fountain stated, “Throughout my career, I have worked with the political science programs on my campuses in a variety of ways.  I support student research and learning through instruction and consultation, I have partnered with select faculty over the years to become an essential component of their research classes, and I have also been a longtime political science and law selector, so I evaluate our collection needs with that lens.” Fountain was presented this well-deserved award at a reception held in her honor at ALA Annual.

SAGE opens photo contest for the travel grant to Charleston 2014: How do you market your library?

From social media to events to campus-wide emails, librarians regularly promote their libraries' services to patrons in exciting and creative ways. Share your efforts across the community by sending us a photo from your favorite campaign or outreach event for a chance to win a travel grant to the 2014 Charleston Conference or one of eleven $50 Amazon gift cards. From now until 11:59pm, PST on September 20, 2013, we invite all academic librarians in the U.S. and Canada to submit a photo that depicts anything you are doing to market your library. While we know that librarians are talented in many areas, we DON'T expect you to be a professional photographer to submit! Just pick up your smartphone or digital camera and get snapping!

Click here for more information or to enter the contest.

SAGE proud to support the 2012 Ithaka S+R faculty survey

SAGE was a proud sponsor of the 2012 Ithaka S+R Faculty Survey, published in April. The survey, which has been conducted every three years since 2000, is a way to see what is happening with faculty research, publishing, and teaching practices.

“Higher education is experiencing rapid and transformative change and understanding how these changes affect faculty is more important now than ever before,” stated Roger Schonfeld, Ithaka S+R Program Director for Scholarly Practices and Libraries.
While we recommend reading the full study, for those of you who would like to read a summary from a librarian’s perspective, check out Elisabeth Leonard’s take on the survey on SAGE Connection.

SAGE partners with Coursera for MOOC success

Committed to the broad dissemination of scholarship and education, SAGE recently announced that we will be partnering with Coursera, a leading massive open online course (MOOC) provider, to launch a pilot program that will expand the availability of high-quality educational resources to more than three million Coursera students. This partnership will grant Coursera instructors the option to supplement their video lectures with rigorously-developed, pedagogical content from SAGE at no cost to their students.  The press release about the announcement is available here, and for more details, check out our blog post on SAGE Connection.

Seeing beyond the roadblocks: The future of abstracting & indexing

Earlier this year, Lettie Conrad, Online Product Manager at SAGE, presented with Dr. Mary Somerville from the University of Colorado, Denver at a one-day workshop titled “Information Discovery and the Future Role of Abstracting and Indexing Services” hosted by The National Federation of Abstracting & Indexing Services (NFAIS). Conrad and Somerville presented on the SAGE whitepaper “Improving the Discoverability of Scholarly Content in the Twenty-First Century”. They touted standards efforts like ORCID, PIE-J, JATS and NISO’s Open Discovery Initiative as new examples of successful cross-sector efforts to improve discovery of scholarly content. Dr. Somerville reviewed recent studies and publications that demonstrated an increasing need for libraries and publishers to be well-connected with their patrons and end-users, in order to work together toward an integrated research experience.

Journal News

2012 Impact Factor and ranking results

*From the 2012 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters, 2013)

SAGE is pleased to announce a strong performance across its journals portfolio in the 2012 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters, 2013) with an increase of 30 indexed titles on prior year to 461 across both the Social Science (SSCI) and Science (SCI) Citation Indexes.

Over the last five years, SAGE has experienced consistent growth in its coverage in the reports, with the increase in the number of JCR-indexed journals exceeding 60%. 52% of SAGE-indexed titles are now ranked within the top two quartiles of their JCR subject categories and 102 titles have achieved a top-10 category rank. Six SAGE titles were awarded their first Impact Factor. Please click here to see the full press release and for additional title level information please go here.

SAGE is committed to developing the breadth, quality and impact of our journals, and we extend our gratitude to our authors, editors and societies for their continued contributions.

New journals and changes

For information about new journals and changes don’t forget to go to

Title First SAGE Issue Previous Publisher ISSN


Annals of the ICRP

Volume 43, Issue 1 (2014)



Journal of International Political Theory

Volume 10, Issue 1 (February 2014)

Edinburgh University Press


International Journal of Maritime History

Volume 26, Issue 1 (February 2014)

International Maritime Economic History Association


Sociological Perspectives

Volume 57, Issue 1 (March 2014)

University of California Press


Review & Expositor

Volume 1, Issue 1 (Feb 2014)

Review & Expositor Inc.



International Journal

Volume 68, Issue 2 (June 2013)

University of Toronto Press


Journal of Experiential Education

Volume 36, Issue 1 (March 2013)

Association for Experiential Education


Public Personnel Management

Volume 42, Issue 1 (March 2013)

International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR)


Scandinavian Journal of Surgery

Volume 102, Issue 1 (March 2013)

The Finnish Surgical Society


South African Journal of Psychology

Volume 43, Issue 1
(March 2013)



The Annals of Pharmacotherapy

Volume 47, Issue 9 (September 2013)

Harvey Whitney Books


The Journal of Pharmacy Technology

Volume 29, Issue 5 (September/October 2013)

Harvey Whitney Books


View the Launch Journals section of our library website for information on SAGE’s new launch titles.

To continue uninterrupted access to these titles, please renew your subscription through your preferred subscription agent or directly through SAGE.

Electronic Products

New humanities and social science collections from Adam Matthew in 2013

Adam Matthew is an award-winning publisher of online primary resources for the humanities and social sciences. The following new titles, released throughout 2013, offer access to fascinating materials sourced from some of the world’s most prestigious libraries and archives.

Now live


Mass Observation III
- Additional Topic Collections, Diaries and Directives from the Mass-Observation Archive at the University of Sussex

The latest addition to Mass Observation Online will further supplement coverage of the war-years and for the first time includes personal writing material from the post-war years.

Watch the 'Mass Observation Online' video overview (YouTube)


Popular Culture in Britain and America II
- Rock and Roll, Counterculture, Peace and Protest

This new content to Popular Culture in Britain and America, 1950-1975 has a strong emphasis on popular entertainment, mass media and consumer culture and continues to explore the wide range of political, cultural and social themes introduced in Section I.


Foreign Office Files for China, 1919-1929
- Kuomintang, CCP and the Third International

The three parts of this collection make available all British Foreign Office files dealing with China, Hong Kong and Taiwan between 1919 and 1948:

  • 1919-1929: Kuomintang, CCP and the Third International
  • 1930-1937: The Long March, Civil War in China and the Manchurian Crisis
  • 1938-1948: Open Door, Japanese War and the Seeds of Communist Victory [due in 2014]

Still to come in 2013

Visit for further details on all Adam Matthew collections.

The SAGE Knowledge mobile optimized site is now LIVE!

SAGE Knowledge mobile


SAGE Knowledge

The SAGE Knowledge mobile-optimized site is now LIVE! Users who try to access via their smart phone will now automatically be redirected to the mobile site*.

When you navigate to SAGE Knowledge from a subscribed faculty library, library IP proxy service, or library website, you should automatically be authenticated via IP address recognition. For more information click here.

*Please note that tablets will still be directed to the full site.

Simplify the literature review process for your patrons!

SAGE Navigator

SAGE Navigator guides users through the seminal pieces in the literature – giving students and researchers the resources they need to simplify the start of their literature search and review process. Covering a number of health-related topics, as well as research methods and evaluation, SAGE Navigator helps researchers, faculty and students:

  1. identify the quality literature in their chosen field or topic
  2. bring a voice of authority to their literature review with an extensive overview by a leading academic in the field
  3. explore a list of recommended key readings - from journal articles, book chapters and more - from over 1,000 publishers
  4. visualize how the research has developed over time using the interactive chronology.

Contact us for more information, or request a trial.

New enhancements for SAGE Knowledge and SAGE Research Methods citation improvements

Citing made easy…

Light box changes include better visibility of the citation itself, so users can easily find it if they want to copy/paste instead of exporting to a citation manager.

Improved Indexes

Indexes now include hyperlinks and an alphabetical navigation bar to quickly find the entry you’re looking for.

SAGE reference


We are very excited to announce that several SAGE Reference and CQ Press titles were selected by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) committee as Outstanding References Sources. RUSA’s Outstanding Reference Sources Committee places titles on the Outstanding Reference Sources List that they are determined to be valuable resources and highly recommends them for inclusion in any library’s collection. Click here to discover all our award-winners.

Discover the exciting new look for CQ Researcher

CQ Researcher



CQ Researcher
celebrates its 90th anniversary this year with significant new development to continue the publication’s unique brand of high quality content and core values of accuracy, balance, depth and objectivity.



Improved features include:

  • CQR website and logo re-design
  • New presentation of the featured report to take you specifically to the most popular sections first
  • Improved display of “recent reports” and “upcoming reports”
  • Improvements in site browse and search tools and site   discovery (open web and in library discovery services)

And we've also added a brand new feature:

  • Hot Topics — showcasing the 20 most popular topics accessed by researchers over time. We are committed to providing at least one update per year on each of these topics.


Conference News

SAGE to attend the IFLA General Conference and Assembly, Singapore

SAGE will attend the 79th International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) Conference taking place in Singapore, 17-23 August 2013. The conference theme is ‘Future Libraries: Infinite Possibilities’. Ambassador Chan Heng Chee will appear as Keynote Speaker at the Opening Session and Parag Khanna and Cherian George as Plenary Speakers. SAGE is proud to co-sponsor, with Ex-Libris, and is sponsoring three delegates to attend the Conference from the Academic and Research Libraries Section from the Africa, Latin America and Asia/Pacific Regions.

Rosalia da Garcia, Director of Consortia\Library Sales & Marketing at SAGE, will be speaking about 'Working Together: Navigating the Changing Scholarly Landscape', changing publishing models for education and scholarship and what this means for the library community, on Monday 19th August.  There will also be information on the way SAGE is supporting the library community and how partnership publishers and libraries can navigate through these changes together.

Nell McCreadie, Group Marketing Manager at SAGE, will also be presenting at the conference on Tuesday 20th August, covering the findings of a recent study investigating library value in the developing world. The study, Library Value in the Developing World examined the value of academic libraries for teaching and research staff at 12 institutions selected from countries classified by the World Bank as low income and middle income economies (i.e. with a GNI less than $4035). The full results of the research project will be published shortly.

SAGE is also repeating the highly popular session “How to Get Published” at the Conference on Sunday 18th August after the Opening Session.  Please check the Conference Programme for more information.

American Library Association annual meeting


Last month, SAGE was delighted to meet lots of new faces and catch up with some old friends at the annual American Library Association Annual Meeting in Chicago. Additionally, SAGE’s Elisabeth Leonard presented preliminary findings on the state of reference based on a survey she conducted this past spring (check out her presentation slides here). SAGE was also delighted to hold some interactive product demonstrations about each of our online research tools.

Outside of the booth, SAGE was incredibly proud to be a sponsor of the hilarious comedic event “The Laugh’s On Us, Sponsored by SAGE.”  We were excited to give away tickets to two lucky winners of our Booth Scavenger Hunt Game, and in large part due to the comedic genius Paula Poundstone, we can safely say an evening full of hilarity was had by all!

Publishers and librarians coming together to support the research community

At the 2013 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Meeting in April, Lettie Conrad of SAGE and Dr. Mary M. Somerville, librarian at the University of Colorado, Denver, presented their study “Blazing New Paths: Charting Advanced Researcher Patterns.” The goal of the study was to use their research findings to generate actionable recommendations for collaborative cross-sector initiatives that serve to enhance discoverability and academic progress. The findings provide insight into how researchers navigate the web, and the study includes recommendations for cross-sector ventures by publishers, libraries and related vendors to adapt their products and services to better support this important scholarly activity.













The study offers an innovative approach to representing the advanced researcher workflow through a visualized “user pathway” diagram, which graphically represents the typical research workflows of advanced students in the social sciences during their literature review. Hosted for free on, this interactive diagram is different from anything currently offered to information providers and academic professionals as it represents a fuller picture of the researcher experience and process. For more information, check out the piece on this research in Research Information.

Social Media

SAGE Insight, our research blog, created to widen access and public understanding of the research published in our 700 + journals and SAGE Connection, our corporate blog providing comment and insight on industry issues and events, as well as keeping you up-to-date with SAGE’s corporate activity.

Here’s what we’re talking about on SAGE Connection

For those of you who haven’t visited it yet, the SAGE Connection blog was created by SAGE in 2009 to bridge the gap between scholars, practitioners, librarians, researchers, and students and the company that publishes the work they value.

Take a look at some of our recent posts:

How will open access affect the humanities and social sciences?
SAGE Knowledge: A year in review
Publishing 2013 - consolidation, eLending and adding value to eBooks
UK backs Social Science, the World benefits
SAGE Open: Celebrating 2 years of open access publishing in the Social Sciences
Congratulations to these SAGE Booth Visitors who won!
Supporting our library partners – ALPSP International Conference Travel Grant
Happy Birthday Social Science Bites!
Why Buy and Read Major Works?
What is the value of Social Science?
National Library Week Spotlight: An interview with librarians turned publishers
Top Smartphone Apps for a Smart Academic
What impact does the library play in the student experience?
Why we’re backing All Trials

SAGE Connection SAGE Insight



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