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SAGE launches new open access publication for the Social Sciences

****With apologies for cross posting****

SAGE launches new open access publication for the Social Sciences 
SAGE Open to launch Spring 2011

Los Angeles CA (November 17, 2010) - SAGE, the world's leading 
independent academic and professional publisher today announced 
the launch of SAGE Open: a new publication to support open access 
publishing in the social and behavioral sciences and the 

SAGE Open will publish peer-reviewed original research and review 
articles in an interactive, open access format. The journal will 
offer authors quick review and decision times; a speedy, 
continuous-publication format; and global distribution for their 
research via the SAGE Journals Online platform. The articles will 
also be guaranteed professional copyediting and typesetting.

The publication supports the growing number of authors who 
require their articles to be freely available on publication, 
either because of personal preference or because of university or 
government mandates.

Unlike traditional journals, SAGE Open will not limit content due 
to page budgets or thematic significance. Rather it will accept 
articles solely on the basis of the quality of the research, 
evaluating the scientific and research methods of each article 
for validity.

"SAGE's position as a global leader in social science publishing 
gives authors submitting their work to SAGE Open an assurance of 
high quality," said Jayne Marks, Vice President and Editorial 
Director for SAGE's Library Information Group. "We will be 
creating an advisory board consisting of discipline leaders and a 
large editorial board of subject experts to ensure high quality 

SAGE Open will also include several enhanced features to give 
readers greater power to determine the significance of articles 
published, with usage metrics, commenting features, subject 
categories, article ranking and recommendations.

"SAGE has a long history of supporting and nurturing new 
interdisciplinary fields of research," said Bob Howard, Director 
of Social Science Journals. "By covering multiple disciplines in 
one place, we hope that SAGE Open will also facilitate the 
discovery of the connections between papers, whether within or 
between disciplines."

For more information, visit http://www.sageopen.com


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, Singapore and Washington DC. 

Members of the media qualify for free access to this and 560+ 
other SAGE journals. Contact Jim Gilden (jim.gilden@sagepub.com) 
for further information.

Press contact:
Jim Gilden

Kind regards,

Sheenagh McCarthy
Associate Director, Marketing
Library Information Group
SAGE Publications Inc
2455 Teller Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320