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SAGE Publications Launches Advanced Journal Platform

Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2004 19:30:31 +0100
From: "Chapuis, Karine" <karine.chapuis@sagepub.co.uk>
Subject: SAGE Publications Launches Advanced Journal Platform

Good morning Ann - I believe this early announcement will be of interest
to the readers of your list. 

We will be regularly updating www.sagepublications.com/sageonline with
general Information. SAGE subscribers will also contacted directly. In the
meantime, do contact us should you have any query. Kind regards, Karine

Karine Chapuis
Senior Marketing Manager - Electronic Products

SAGE Publications London
The academic and professional publisher of choice


For immediate release:

SAGE Publications
Blaise Simqu
Executive Vice President
+1(805) 499-0721

SAGE Publications Launches Advanced Journal Platform with Stanford's
HighWire Press

Thousand Oaks, California and London, United Kingdom, June 4, 2004 - SAGE
Publications announced today the development of its new online search
platform. Powered by Stanford University's HighWire Press, the new
platform will launch in September 2004. The platform will host all SAGE
journals in both the social sciences and STM disciplines, providing
institutions with premier search technology, toll-free linking features, a
social science specific taxonomy, and enhanced subscription options for
their journal collections.

The new platform will dramatically enhance the functionality of SAGE
online journals. HighWire features are developed with constant feedback
from librarians and readers and provide flexible and customizable
searching, browsing by topic based on peer-reviewed subject taxonomies,
PDA downloading options, and a high level of reader customization such as
favorite journals, linking tools, search re-execution and e-mail alerts.

Not only will SAGE become the publisher with the largest number of
journals hosted by HighWire, but it will also be adding the most
substantial collection of social science titles, including a large number
of major society journals.

"SAGE Publications is one of the leading independent scholarly publishers
with an international reputation for serving the academic community,"  
commented Richard Newman, Associate Director of HighWire Press. "We are
honored that SAGE has chosen to work with HighWire to host their
electronic journals."

"The journals on HighWire are highly respected and HighWire itself is
state- of-the-art in online sophistication. They are helping shape the
electronic future of scholarly communication," said Blaise Simqu,
Executive Vice President of SAGE Publications. "We believe that our
experience in the field, our dedication to disseminating research, and the
comprehensiveness of our publication portfolio will meet the evolving
demands of an increasingly digital publishing environment."

SAGE Publications is carefully managing the transition of its journal
content from its current host, Ingenta, to HighWire Press. This will
ensure that the content migration is seamless to subscribing institutions,
users, and intermediaries.

SAGE Publications will be inviting academic, corporate, and governmental
librarians to preview the new platform and to provide advice and feedback
via the SAGE Library Committee.

About HighWire Press

HighWire Press, a division of the Stanford University Libraries, produces
the online versions of 360 high-impact, peer-reviewed journals and other
scholarly content. A recipient of the 2003 ALPSP Award for "Service to
Not- for-Profit Publishing," HighWire Press delivers a collection of the
finest, fully searchable research online in high-quality Web environments.
HighWire Press hosts the largest repository of free, full-text,
peer-reviewed articles in the world with more than 700,000 free, full-text
articles online.
About SAGE

SAGE Publications is a leading international publisher of journals, books,
and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets.  
Since 1965, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of
scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students. SAGE Publications, a
privately owned corporation, has principal offices in Thousand Oaks,
California, and in London, United Kingdom.

SAGE Publications actively supports Book Aid International, the Journal
Donation Project, and the World Health Organization HINARI initiative.

SAGE Publications is a member of CrossRef and of the COUNTER Project.

Visit SAGE Publications at www.sagepublications.com.