SAGE: the publisher to watch!
In the latest issue of Online, Barbie Keiser explains the newest new strategy of SAGE Publications.
“SAGE Journals Online (SJO), now supported by HighWire Press, provides for electronic delivery of its journal titles and offers institutions several subscription options. Users at institutions that subscribe to SJO can browse or search across disciplines or limit their searches by discipline. Its newest new strategy involves Web 2.0 technologies. SAGE is embracing social media and the open web with a blog, Sage Insight, an open access (OA) publication, SAGE Open, a media and communication studies network, a criminology and criminal justice network and a research community space and a research methods tool, SAGE Research Methods Online”
Keiser, Barbie. SAGE’s newest new strategy. Online, VOLUME 35 • NUMBER 6 • November/December 2011. Pages 25-31
Sage has an impressive social media page with dozens of journal Facebook pages, several blogs, dozens of Twitter accounts, and Linked-in, SlideShare and YouTube profiles. It is not accident that Sage has been named “as one of ten companies leading the way in innovation in the science, technical and medical publishing sector” in the latest Outsell report.
SAGE’s inclusion in the report reflects several key advances in its social sciences publishing programme as well as its continued growth through acquisitions and partnerships in STM, as well its investment in Open access model.
SAGE’s strengths in research methods publishing are also recognized, and the online social networking site, Methodspace, launched in 2009 also passed 10,000 members earlier this yea