Library Newsletter

September 2015

Welcome to the Fall issue of SAGE Library News. Here you will find out what has been happening over the past few months including exciting announcements about new titles being published by SAGE, Open Access Week, digital product updates, conference news, plus much more.

We hope you enjoy this issue and if you have any feedback, please email us at

  1. News and Announcements
  2. Journal News
  3. Digital Products
  4. Conference News
  5. Social Media

News and Announcements

Free Webinars

SAGE is proud to sponsor and organize industry webinars. Keep reading for a list of our free webinars for the library community, recorded and upcoming.

How to protect the freedom to read in your library – Tuesday, September 29, 12pm ET
What do you do when a patron or a parent finds a book in your library offensive and wants to take it off your shelves? How do you remain sensitive to the needs of all patrons while avoiding banning a title? How can you bring attention to the issue of book banning in an effective way? In this one-hour webinar, three experienced voices will share personal experiences and tips for protecting and promoting the freedom to read. Kate Lechtenberg, a teacher librarian, will discuss how conversations between librarians, teachers, students, and parents are a key way to creating a culture that understands and supports intellectual freedom. Kristin Pekoll, assistant director of ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom, will share her unique experiences facing several book challenges and Scott DiMarco, librarian at Mansfield University, will talk about how he once purposely banned a book to shed light on library censorship. Vicky Baker, deputy editor of the London-based Index on Censorship magazine, will serve as moderator.

Click here to register.

Research Design and Librarianship – Tuesday, September 29, 2pm ET
Conducting research is an integral part of academic librarianship. To help equip librarians to design and conduct research projects the Loyola Marymount University William H. Hannon Library created the Institute for Research Design in Librarianship. Hear from participants of this intensive two-week crash course in research methods, such as Marie R. Kennedy, a serials & electronic resources librarian at Loyola Marymount University, Frans Albarillo, a reference and instruction librarian at Brooklyn College, and Lisa Zilinski a Carnegie Mellon University libraries research data specialist. This webinar will be moderated by Bronia Flett, editor, Online Library Products, SAGE.

Click here to register.

Faculty Perspectives on Publishing Open Access – Tuesday, October 20, 2pm ET
Reports find that perceptions of OA publishing are changing for the better and as a result, many faculty members seek out OA publications for maximum access and impact. However, other researchers continue to avoid it, and those who are early in their careers still aren't sure how to fit it in their publishing priorities. In this one-hour webinar, three faculty members will discuss why they do – or do not – publish in open access outlets and how they look to librarians for support in this process.

Click here to register.

Top-notch tools, tips, and tricks for library success
As editor of infoDOCKET, a major information industry news site, Gary Price has gathered hundreds of tools, tips, and tricks that can help librarians do their work more efficiently and better communicate the value of their libraries. In this one-hour webinar, Gary shares a list of some of his favorite free resources, tools and strategies. Moderated by SAGE's Executive Market Research Manager, Elisabeth Leonard, Gary discusses new library trends and some free research resources and databases.

Click here for the recording.

Data for the Non-Data Librarian
Does the idea of answering a data or statistics question make you break out in a cold sweat? Never fear! In this one-hour webinar, experienced data librarians Jen Darragh and Hailey Mooney discuss their vetted approach to answering whatever questions come your way. Learn about the difference between data and statistics, search strategies, and tips for finding local area data. Jen and Hailey also share real questions from their desk to help you gain insight on how to leverage both free and paid resources.

Click here for the recording.

Open Access Week

From October 19-25, SAGE will be participating in this year’s Open Access Week, a global event now entering its eighth year, which aims to promote and increase the understanding of open access in the wider community. The theme this year is “Open for Collaboration” and it will highlight the ways in which collaboration both inspires and advances the open access movement. Follow @SAGE_News on Twitter, keep an eye out for SAGE’s calendar of events taking place during open access week, and check out SAGE Connection for exclusive interviews on OA problems and solutions.

Making a (Discovery) List and Checking it Twice

By, Lettie Conrad, Executive Manager of Product Analysis at SAGE

When NISO’s Open Discovery Initiative released recommended practices for publishers to guide our participation in library discovery services, SAGE was pleased to add an ODI conformance statement to our website. Since the advent of pre-indexed resource discovery tools – like Ex Libris Primo Central or ProQuest’s Summon – we have been interested in this new avenue for exposing our content to library users. This ODI checklist may look a bit technical, but, once you break it down, it’s actually quite a straightforward tool for our librarian partners. Read the full article here.


SAGE UK Offers ALPSP, UKSG and IFLA travel grant awards

SAGE is an active advocate for the library community, committed to working collaboratively together for the future. We support this outreach in a number of ways, one of which is through our conference and travel grant sponsorships.

SAGE supports a number of annual travel grants to leading library conferences across the Globe. With the rapid evolution of the industry, these efforts help us to support our library partners by ensuring that they have access to the informational and presentational debates that happen there.

Most recently in the UK, SAGE has supported over 5 librarians with their attendance at UKSG, IFLA and the forthcoming ALPSP conference. All three conferences are pivotal in enabling proactive debate around the changes faced by librarians and form a core part of the conversation between librarian and publisher in how we can work together moving forwards. Keep your eyes on SAGE Connection to read each winner’s account of their conference experiences and the top tips they are passing onto their peers.

Journal News


Journals Now Published by SAGE

SAGE is the world's 5th largest journals publisher. Our portfolio now includes more than 850 journals spanning the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology, and Medicine, and more than 295 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 go to New Journals and Changes or see chart below.

For information about New Journals and Changes at SAGE, as well as journal subscription and purchasing options, don't forget to visit our Librarian Resource Center.

Title First SAGE Issue Previous Publisher ISSN
Now Published by SAGE (2016)
American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery Volume 33, Issue 1 American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery 0748-8068
Anti Trust Bulletin Volume 60, Issue 1 Federal Legal Publications 0003-603X
Dose-response (OA) Volume 13, Issue 2 University of Massachusetts 1559-3258
European Journal of Inflammation Volume 13, Issue 1 Biolife 1721-727X
HAND Volume 11, Issue 1 Springer 1558-9447
International Journal Immunopathology and Pharmacology Volume 28, Issue 1 Biolife 0394-6320
International Journal of Stroke Volume 11, Issue 1 Wiley 1747-4930
Interventional Neuroradiology Volume 21, Issue 1 Centauro 1591-0199
iPerception (OA) Volume 6, Issue 3 Pion Ltd 2041-6695
Journal of Cerebral Blood Floow and Metabolism Volume 36, Issue 1 Nature Publishing Group 0271-678X
Journal of Endovascular Therapy Volume 22, Issue 1 Allen Press 1526-6028
Journal of Historical Research in Music Education Volume 37, Issue 1 Ithaca College 1536-6006
Journal of Men's Studies      
Media International Australia Volume 158, Issue 1 School of Communication and Arts, The University of Queensland 1329-878X
Nordic Journal of Nursing Research Volume 43, Issue 1 Vardforbundet (in partnership with The Swedish Society of Nursing) 0107-4083
Political Insight Volume 7, Issue 1 Political Studies Association 2041-9058
Political Studies Volume 64, Issue 1 Political Studies Association 0032-3217
Political Studies Review Volume 14, Issue 1 Political Studies Association 1478-9299
Politics Volume 36, Issue 1 Political Studies Association 0263-3957
Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare (OA) Volume 24, Issue 3 SingHealth Academy (self-published) 2010-1058
The American Economist Volume 61, Issue 1 Self-Published by ODE 0569-4345
The British Journal of Politics and International Relations Volume 18, Issue 1 Political Studies Association 1369-1481
The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry Volume 61, Issue 1 Canadian Psychiatric Association 0706-7437
The Neuroradiology Journal Volume 21, Issue 1 Centauro 1971-4009

New Titles Added to SAGE Journal Packages

SAGE Premier and its corresponding archive, the SAGE Deep Backfile Package, encompass the most comprehensive journal collection offerings from SAGE. These collections also come in discipline specific subject collections. We are committed to continually adding high impact, interdisciplinary journals we acquire annually. Visit the SAGE Premier portal to explore new journals added to these prominent collections.

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View a complete list of journals added to SAGE Premier

View a complete list of journals added to the SAGE Deep Backfile Package

Contact your dedicated SAGE Library Sales Representative about these, and any other digital resources from SAGE.



SAGE Content is Highly Ranked in the 2014 Journal Citation Reports®

SAGE has increased its number of ranked titles by an additional 42, with 23 of those journals receiving their first impact factor this year.

SAGE remains the market leader (by number of ranked titles) in seven social science categories, including: Criminology & Penology; Education, Special; Industrial Relations & Labor; Social Issues; Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary; Sociology; and Urban Studies.

SAGE journals ranked in the 2014 Journal Citation Report (Thomson Reuters, 2015)

With over 500 journals now ranked in the JCR, SAGE continues to experience consistent growth within the reports, achieving a 31% increase over the past five years. In this year's reports, over 100 SAGE journals have received a top 10 category rank, with 23 journals receiving their first Impact Factor (IF). 220 titles are now placed in the top 30% of the JCR, and 52% of SAGE journals are ranked within the top half of their subject category.

SAGE Journals in the JCR Science Edition 2014

SAGE Journals in the JCR Social Sciences Edition 2014

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Social Media + Society — A New Open Access Journal

There are now 58 brilliant manifesto articles available on the Social Media + Society (SM+S) website. Join 30,000+ others who have downloaded the short essays so far, and find out more about this exciting new journal, which is advancing the understanding of social media in societies past present and future.
Find out more

JDR Clinical & Translational Research

Coming in 2016!
The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) will launch JDR Clinical & Translational Research, a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing original dental, oral and craniofacial research at the interface between discovery science and clinical application. The new journal will emphasize translation of research into healthcare delivery systems at the individual patient, clinical practice, and community levels. Dr. Jocelyne Feine, a professor at McGill University Faculty of Dentistry, Montreal, QC, Canada, has been selected as the inaugural Editor of JDR Clinical & Translational Research.

Annals of the ICRP

The Annals of the ICRP publishes reports and recommendations on behalf of The International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP), the primary body in protection against ionising radiation, created by the 1928 International Congress of Radiology to advance for the public benefit the science of radiological protection. The ICRP provides recommendations and guidance on protection against the risks associated with ionising radiation, from artificial sources widely used in medicine, general industry and nuclear enterprises, and from naturally occurring sources.

You can stay up to date with upcoming publications from Annals of the ICRP here



Digital Products

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New SAGE Business Stats!

As a leader in business publishing, SAGE is thrilled to present another offering in our newest suite of digital business products: SAGE Business Stats!

With more than 4,000 statistical data series, the majority of which are created from proprietary sources of data, SAGE Business Stats puts carefully vetted, harmonized, hard-to-find, and otherwise inaccessible data into the hands of students and researchers through the easy-to-use, interactive SAGE Stats statistical platform.

Sign up for a trial to the whole SAGE Stats platform, including SAGE Business Stats.

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SAGE Video

“I am really impressed with the quality of the site” – Scott Buckler, University of Worcester

We are immensely proud of our recently launched SAGE Video collections, and delighted at the reaction we have received since launch. Our streaming video collections comprise almost 400 hours and with a range of video types from interviews with leading experts to observational footage and practical demonstrations, are designed for use across higher education in the following subject areas:

  • Counseling and Psychotherapy: 429 titles
  • Education: 466 titles
  • Communication and Media Studies: 521 titles

View the complete title lists here.

SAGE VideoFor more details on the development of our collections read the exclusive interview with our Video Publisher Michael Carmichael and Global Library Marketing Director Kristi Ward in the July 2015 issue of Library Journal.

Praise for the Education collection:
“So much important information explained in a understandable way... An excellent addition to my source of videos” – Bill Howe, Connecticut Department of Education

Praise for the Communication and Media Studies collection:
“Clear, accessible, and engaging, both in terms of content and visually” – Steve May, University of North Carolina

Praise for the Counseling and Psychotherapy collection:
“An impressive list of resources” – Emmy van Deurzen, New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling, London

Further platform enhancements have just gone live, and we are happy to announce that MARC-21 compliant records for SAGE Video collections are now available. Find out more.

Are you interested in a 30-day trial to the SAGE Video platform? Request a trial today.


SAGE Research Methods Video

Coming in 2016!
Sage Research Methods Video
 is a collection of video tutorials, case studies, expert interviews, and more, covering every aspect of research skills training. These videos will guide students and researchers through every step of the research process, from coming up with a research question, to doing a literature review, to planning a project, collecting and analyzing data, and writing up a report, dissertation or thesis. Instead of reading about how to conduct a focus group, students can watch one in action and get tips straight from the mouths of experienced academics and practitioners. For those struggling to get their head around statistics, an entire 15 hour course on introductory statistics is available for students to watch as many times as they need to until they master it. Watch for more information coming soon!

Sign up to trial the complete SAGE Research Methods suite today!

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Adam Matthew: Digitizing the Past

We celebrate our long term partnership with the UK's National Archives in Adam Matthew: Digitizing the Past - a short video which looks at the process of selecting and digitizing materials for the 'Apartheid South Africa, 1948-1980' and 'Colonial America' collections. Watch the behind the scenes tour here. Explore other AM videos here

AdamMatthewAdam Matthew collection highlights for 2015!

- African American Communities
- American History: 1493-1945
- Apartheid South Africa, 1948-1980
- Church Missionary Society Periodicals
- Colonial America
- Migration to New Worlds
- Popular Medicine in America, 1800-1900

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Conference News

Charleston Conference 2015: Where do we go next?

From November 4-7, hundreds of librarians and publishers will be gathering in Charleston, South Carolina, intent on answering one question: “Where do we go from here?” This question is the provocative theme of the 36th Annual Charleston Conference and SAGE is excited to participate once again this year. In this year’s sessions, we will be discussing how faculty and students engage with video, discovery of multimedia resources, and NISO’s Open Discover Initiative.

Keeping with the future-oriented theme of the conference, SAGE is also proud to sponsor and organize the 4th-annual Charleston Photo Contest. If you are doing new things in your library and don’t mind sharing them with the wider library community, take a photo of your innovative efforts and send it to us. All photos will be entered for a chance to win a travel grant to the 2016 Charleston Conference or one of nine $50 Amazon gift cards. For more information, click here.

IFLA Conference

In August, SAGE attended the IFLA WLIC 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa and held a special reception to celebrate our 50th anniversary as well as the 40th anniversary of IFLA Journal. SAGE also hosted a How to Get published session for delegates, with SAGE Publisher Caroline Lock and IFLA Editor Steve Witt giving advice on publishing in journals and answering questions from attendees. Each year SAGE sponsor the ARL travel grant, which allows three delegates to attend the conference free of charge and we were proud to do so once again in 2015.

The ALA San Francisco: Free Access to 'The History of America in 100 Documents'

We are always excited to be a part of the ALA, and to meet with delegates keen to learn more about our digital primary source resources. This year we were delighted to be able to offer free access to 'The History of America in 100 Documents' feature from American History, 1493-1945. Find out how to access this feature here.

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Keeping You Updated on SAGE Connection

Our company blog, SAGE Connection, was created in an effort to keep you connected with the world of scholarship and research and all things SAGE. See below for a list of recent posts we thought you might enjoy:

Research on Libraries in the Developing World (Highlights!)

“What are your greatest library challenges in today’s digital age?” Part I

“What are your greatest library challenges in today’s digital age?” Part II

Meeting the Realities of Discoverability Head-on!

RX (Researcher Experience) for Academic Publishing

Library advocacy tips from 2015 “Academic Friend” Conference Grant winners

How can we enhance peer review? Q&A with Founder of Publons, Daniel Johnston

Making a (Discovery) List and Checking it Twice

Tips on impacting the college campus for law and political science librarians

Two user experience librarians share discovery expertise

19 Hilarious comments overheard in the library

Why does the banning of books in our libraries needs to end?