May 16, 2022

News From SAGE; Public Knowledge Project, and Others

ALA Committee on Accreditation (CoA) Announces Accreditation Decisions Made at 2020 Midwinter Meeting American Chemical Society Signs its First North American ‘Read And Publish’ Agreement with Louisiana State University SAGE Launches Portal to Streamline Open Access Publishing Process The Road to Preprints (Part 1): Introducing Open Preprint Systems (via PKP)

Primary Sources: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library Licenses 45 Databases From Adam Matthew Publications

From a U. of Illinois Library Blog Post: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library has made an acquisition from Adam Matthew Publications [a SAGE company], a scholarly publisher in England, which represents a significant increase in the total number of databases that it provides to its users. The acquisition includes 44 electronic resources or modules […]

SAGE To Launch Three New Open Access Publications

From a SAGE Announcement: SAGE today announced they are launching three broad-spectrum open access journals – SAGE Open Medicine, SAGE Open Medical Case Reports and SAGE Open Engineering. The new journals build on SAGE Open: the only broad-spectrum open access journal for the humanities and social sciences. Launched in March 2011, the journal has received […]

SAGE: Index On Censorship Celebrates 40 Years with 40 Days of Free Access

From a SAGE News Release: SAGE celebrates Index on Censorship’s 40th anniversary with free access to the magazine’s historic archive for 40 days, from 26 March until 4 May. After that date, the archive from 1972-2010 will remain free for the rest of the year. Index’s award-winning magazine was the first to publish much of […]

All SAGE Journals Now Available Via Mobile Devices

From SAGE: SAGE’s entire online journal collection is now available in a mobile-optimized format with the help of HighWire Press’ Mobile Web Interface. Visitors to one of the more than 640 SAGE journal sites using their iPhones, Androids or other smartphones are automatically redirected to the mobile version. Subscribers can now view content in a […]

SAGE Recognizes Most Downloaded and Cited Articles 2009-2010 (Free Access to Articles on Lists)

Note: All of the articles on both lists are available for free. From SAGE: The list recognizes more than 100 articles that were the most downloaded and most cited [according to Journal Citation Report 2010] published from 2009-2010 and the most downloaded articles from SAGE ‘s deep backfile. The list covers articles across 39 disciplines, […]

Scholarly Publishing: "HighWire Introduces 5-Star Article Rating Feature on SAGE Open"

From a Highwire Press Announcement: With the recent launch of the peer-reviewed research journal, SAGE Open (, and its new, interactive article rating feature, HighWire Press demonstrates its support of independent scholarly publishers with a tool designed for Open Access publications. This new feature, 5-star article rating, gives readers the opportunity to weigh in on […]

Mass Digitization: Aptara Digitizing 730,000 Pages of Content for SAGE’s New eBook Platform"

From a News Release: Aptara announces the award of a 730,000 page digitization project from SAGE. Within 8 months, Aptara will transform a significant collection of legacy print titles into XML format for posting to SAGE’s eBook platform. Converting to the flexible digital format of XML gives SAGE the ability to easily repurpose their content […]

Info Industry Headlines: News from Worlfram|Alpha; SAGE; Copyright Clearance Cntr, Klout; and IEEE

1. Introducing Wolfram Personal Assistant Apps for iOS 2. SAGE acquires six journals from A B Academic 3. Copyright Clearance Center’s Academic Pay-Per-Use Services Offer Entire Book Reuse Rights 4. Klout adds Foursquare checkins to better measure your social influence 5. IEEE Announces Expanded Service Agreement with Copyright Clearance Center (CCC)

Info Industry Briefs: News From SkyRiver; GoodReads; SAGE; and Ex Libris

SkyRiver Customer Base More Than Doubles Reader Ratings and Book Reviews from Goodreads Being Added to NoveList Products SAGE Scope Adds Deeper Look for SAGE Journals Online Users SciVerse ScienceDirect content from Elsevier is now loaded and available through Primo Central