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SAGE and Hindawi announce landmark OA agreement

***Apologies for cross-posting***


November 20, 2007 - SAGE and the Hindawi Publishing Corporation 
have today entered into an agreement to jointly launch and 
publish a suite of fully Open Access (OA) journals.

This is a bold strategic partnership that places SAGE as the 
largest academic publisher to develop a collection of Gold Open 
Access journals, marking the company's continued investment in 
widening access to important scholarly research. SAGE is the 
world's fifth largest journal publisher, with over 485 journals 
in the humanities, social sciences, science, technology, and 

The initiative further strengthens Hindawi's leadership in 
developing a strong portfolio of Open Access journals. Hindawi 
currently publishes more than 100 Open Access journals covering a 
wide range of subjects in science, technology, and medicine.

The partnership will see equal ownership between the two 
organizations. SAGE will have sole responsibility for the 
editorial development, marketing, and promotion of the new 
journals while Hindawi will provide the technology and expertise 
needed to run the publication process from the point of 
submission, through the peer-review process, to the point of 
final publication. Under the model, all SAGE-Hindawi journal 
articles will be made freely available online via the Hindawi 
platform, funded by author charges.

"SAGE is committed to maintaining innovative publishing models 
for the benefit of the academic community, in keeping with our 
vision to be the natural home for authors, editors and 
societies," commented Blaise Simqu, CEO, SAGE. He continued, 
"SAGE is in a unique position as a growing STM publisher, 
allowing us to explore and actively experiment without posing a 
threat to our existing business models.

"Our position as a leading independent publisher enables us to 
respond to the changing needs of our authors, editors and 
societies, helping them to reach broader communities, and 
maximize the impact of their work. Hindawi is an ideal partner 
for SAGE, being able to offer a highly effective publishing 
system that will allow us to focus on our longstanding reputation 
for high quality marketing and editorial expertise, while 
offering a viable option for disseminating open, unrestricted 
access to research."

"We are delighted to be working with SAGE on this joint 
initiative," said Ahmed Hindawi, CEO of Hindawi Publishing 
Corporation. "Hindawi currently has a very successful Open Access 
journal collection, which is quite solid both academically and 
financially, and SAGE's strong market presence and expertise will 
enable us to further expand our Open Access offerings to the 
scientific communities we serve."


SAGE 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 spanning a wide range
of subject areas including business, humanities, social sciences, and
science, technology and medicine. An independent company, SAGE has
principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, and Singapore.

Hindawi Publishing Corporation is a rapidly growing open access
publisher, with offices in Cairo, Egypt. Hindawi currently publishes
more than 100 fully Open Access journals covering a wide range of
subjects in Science, Technology, and Medicine. The company's web site is
located at http://www.hindawi.com.

The SAGE-Hindawi platform will be launched at Online Information 2007,
December 4-6 in London.

More information on the SAGE-Hindawi initiative is available at
http://www.sage-hindawi.com, along with a sign-up for the latest news
about the initiative.

For further information contact:
Mithu Mukherjee
PR Manager,
Email: mithu.mukherjee@sagepub.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)207 3242223
Mobile: +44 (0)7795 031 482

Paul Peters
Head of Business Development
Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Email: paul.peters@hindawi.com
Mobile: +20 12 794 4600