Librarian Newsletter for December 2005


Enter to Win SAGE Products at ALA Midwinter Conference

Visit SAGE at booth #669 at the ALA Midwinter Conference to ENTER TO WIN five online journal subscriptions and your choice of a SAGE Encyclopedia or a SAGE Handbook for your institution that currently is not available at your library.

The drawing will be held on the final day of the conference, January 25, 2006. Entrants need not be present to win. Online journal subscriptions will begin with the first issues of 2006 and will end with the last issues of 2006. The encyclopedia or handbook will be shipped immediately or upon publication.

SAGE Announces Individual Rates for Library and Information Science Journals

SAGE has now introduced individual rates for our library and information science journals. The following journals are all now available as an individual subscription at the rate of $83 / £47 or at an introductory rate of $66 / £37.

Business Information Review (ISSN: 0266-3821)
Journal of Information Science (ISSN: 0165-5515)
Journal of Librarianship and Information Science (ISSN: 0961-0006)
IFLA Journal (ISSN: 0340-0352)
Information Development (ISSN: 0266-6669)

"SAGE Spotlight"
New Feature of the SAGE Librarian Newsletter

Criminal Justice Now Published Jointly by SAGE and the British Society of Criminology

Title change to Criminology & Criminal Justice: An International Journal
Print ISSN change from 1466-8025 to 1748-8958
Online ISSN change from 1741-3230 to 1748-8966

SAGE is delighted to announce that it is entering into a new publishing partnership with the British Society of Criminology on Criminal Justice. From volume 6, issue 1 (2006), the title of the journal will change to Criminology & Criminal Justice: An International Journal

The British Society of Criminology (BSC) is Britain's foremost criminological society and will assume editorial control of the journal. All administrative, marketing and subscription matters will be handled by SAGE.  SAGE launched the journal in 2000 and this collaboration marks an important stage in its development. We are delighted to be entering into partnership with such a prestigious organization as the BSC.

The aims and scope of Criminology & Criminal Justice are being developed and will be posted soon on the journal's homepage at The journal welcomes the submission of scholarly papers relating to criminology and criminal justice, and continues in its aim to disseminate ideas, practice, knowledge and research to the international academic community.


SAGE Becomes Corporate Affiliate of the Federation of Behavioral, Psychological, and Cognitive Sciences

SAGE recently became the first corporate affiliate of the Federation of Behavioral, Psychological, and Cognitive Sciences. The Federation is a dues-supported coalition of member organizations, university departments of psychology, schools of education, research centers, regional psychological associations, and science divisions of the American Psychological Association (APA). The Federation represents the interests of scientists who do research in the areas of behavioral, psychological, and cognitive sciences. Their efforts focus on legislative advocacy and education and the communication of information to scientists.

SAGE chose to support the Federation because as a scholarly publisher we hold similar values to those of the Federation. In particular SAGE wants to assist in countering recent changes in government funding of research which have resulted in measures to limit support for investigation in the behavioral, psychological, and cognitive sciences. Furthermore, we expect that through participation in the Federation's activities we will have another point of contact with our authors and readers and another opportunity to understand their interests, needs, and perspectives.

SAGE Establishes Center for the Study of the Mind at UC Santa Barbara

SAGE recently contributed $3.5 million to the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) to launch a dynamic new interdisciplinary research center for the study of the mind. This gift is one more way we are commemorating our 40th anniversary.

The SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind will bring together UCSB scholars from a broad range of academic disciplines in the arts and humanities, social sciences, the sciences, and engineering to explore the multidimensional nature of the human mind. Directing the pioneering new effort will be Michael Gazzaniga, widely regarded as the founder of the cognitive neuroscience field. SAGE's gift will also establish a distinguished visiting scholar program that will bring leading researchers to UCSB to study the brain and to participate in seminars and conferences.

Read the complete press release


New to SAGE Journals Online (as of September 2005)

Armed Forces and Society (ISSN: 0095-327X)
Convergence (ISSN: 1354-8565)
International Journal of Rural Management (ISSN: 0973-0052)
Journal of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health (ISSN: 1466-4240)
Textile Research Journal (ISSN: 1555-4589)

Charter Price Available on Selected Databases

The SAGE Full-Text Collections are award-winning, discipline-specific research databases of the most popular peer-reviewed journals from SAGE and participating societies. Recommended by Library Journal and Choice, the SAGE Full-Text Collections include

Subscribe to the following SAGE Full-Text Collections by December 31, 2005, to receive our special Charter Price!

*Charter discounting on these products is set at a 20% reduction off the list price applicable to the first year of purchase and two subsequent renewals.

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Encyclopedia of Disability Now Available from SAGE Reference

SAGE Reference is proud to announce the five-volume Encyclopedia of Disability, edited by Gary L. Albrecht of the University of Illinois at Chicago. This Encyclopedia represents the first attempt to bring an authoritative reference resource to the many faces of disability. It provides a fascinating entry into the world of disability where minds are expanded, prejudices shattered, and spirits raised. The experience of exploring the Encyclopedia answers the question: What is disability and why is it important in my life? An international editorial board of seventy-four editors from the Americas, Europe, Australia, India, Japan, and China, all experts in their own sub-fields of disability, developed these volumes. The result is a multi-disciplinary, cross-cultural, and historically grounded resource tool that guides the reader across fields, theories, debates, and practices.


Key Features

To read sample entries or view the Readers Guide, click here.

Publication date: October 2005
5 Volume Set
ISBN: 0-7619-2565-1

Forthcoming Handbooks from SAGE

Handbook of Workplace Violence
Edited by E. Kevin Kelloway, Julian Barling, and Joseph J. Hurrell Jr.  
Publication date: February 2006  

The SAGE Handbook of Conflict Communication: Integrating Theory, Research, and Practice
Edited by John G. Oetzel and Stella Ting-Toomey 
Publication date: January 2006

Handbook of Rural Studies
Edited by Paul Cloke, Terry Marsden, and Patrick Mooney  
Publication date: January 2006

The SAGE Handbook of Fieldwork
Edited by Dick Hobbs and Richard Wright  
Publication date: January 2006

Handbook of Party Politics
Edited by Richard S. Katz and William J. Crotty 
Publication date: January 2006

Handbook of Material Culture
Edited by Chris Tilley, Webb Keane, Susanne Kuechler, Mike Rowlands, and Patricia Spyer
Publication date: January 2006

Regional Sales Contacts

Once again, we would like to remind you of your regional SAGE Publications sales contact for licensing deals (consortia/multi-site) and electronic database sales. Please feel free to contact your local representative at any time.


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