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SAGE Librarians' Newletter - February 2008

Welcome to the first issue of the SAGE Librarians’ Newsletter in 2008.  This year has started off with an exciting announcement that SAGE’s online journal delivery platform, SAGE Journals Online (SJO) has won the 2007 PSP Award for Excellence for best platform in the electronic publication category.  We are also pleased to announce new developments in our Science, Technology, and Medicine journals program, including our new partnership with the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.).  Keep reading for more information!

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SAGE Journals Online Wins 2007 PSP Award for Excellence for Best Platform

SAGE and the Professional and Scholarly Publishing (PSP) division of the Association of American Publishers are pleased to announce that the SAGE Journals Online (SJO) platform has won a 2007 PSP Award for Excellence for best platform in the electronic publication category.

Judged by peer publishers, librarians, and medical professionals, the PSP Award for Excellence recognizes the very best in professional and scholarly publishing by bringing attention to distinguished books, journals, and electronic content. Each year, publishers and authors are recognized at the annual PSP conference in Washington for their commitment to pioneering works of research and for contributing to the conception, production, and design of landmark works in their fields.

SAGE Journals Online, SAGE’s online journal delivery platform, provides access to more than 485 SAGE journals in the Social Sciences and Scientific, Technical, and Medical fields. Developed in association with Stanford University’s HighWire Press, SJO provides premier search technology and enhanced subscription options for journal collections.

Read the entire press release.

Read more about the PSP awards and 2007 winners.


SAGE Congratulates Its ALA Midwinter Meeting Raffle Winners

We hope you enjoyed the 2008 American Library Association Midwinter meeting in Philadelphia, and we thank you for visiting us at the SAGE booth. We also thank all who entered our drawing to win an iPod nano or five online journal subscriptions to SAGE’s Information Science journals, including the IFLA Journal, published in association with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions.

Congratulations to Kay Cunningham, Electronic Resources Librarian at The University of Memphis who won an iPod nano.  Also, congratulations to Beth Mullaney, Information Systems Librarian at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, who won five online journal subscriptions to our Information Science journals for her institution.


Did you know that the SAGE 20% convention discount (with free shipping) is valid for 90 days after the convention? Order by April 16, 2008, to qualify for the discount. View the list of encyclopedias and handbooks that were on display at the booth. Please use priority code G08001 when placing your order.

SAGE Partners with ALCTS to Award Support Staff Travel Grants for ALA 2008 in Anaheim

For the fourth year in a row, SAGE has partnered with ALA’s Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) to provide travel grants to six outstanding library support staff. The $1,000 grants provide vital financial support to individuals who otherwise might not be able to attend the 2008 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, California, in June.

The 2008 ALCTS/SAGE Support Staff Grant helps cover airfare, hotel, and American Library Association conference registration expenses for the following library support staff:

  • Behzad Allahyar – Library Assistant, Persian & Arabic Language Specialist in Serials and E-Resources Cataloging, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
  • Gary Beer – Senior Library Specialist, Cataloging Department, Library Affairs, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
  • Angela Hand – Library Academic Technician II, Cataloging Department, University Libraries, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
  • Michelle Schrade – Library Assistant 3, Technical Services, Glendale Public Library, Glendale, AZ
  • Angela Slaughter – Fast Track Serials Cataloger, Technical Services Department, Herman B. Wells Library, Indiana University, IN
  • Israel Yanez – Library Assistant III, Bibliographic Control Department, CSUS Library, Sacramento, CA

The grants are presented to full-time library paraprofessionals, with at least three years of experience in technical services and collections who have never attended an ALA annual conference. The six award recipients were selected for their outstanding commitment to the profession, active participation in local and paraprofessional associations, and clear desire to serve their library communities.

Read the entire press release.


SAGE Donates $2.5 Million to Help Rebuild Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

SAGE recently made a $2.5 million donation to the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital to support the rebuilding of the hospital, including its new medical library. Additionally, because it is a teaching hospital and the only Level II Trauma Center between Los Angeles and San Francisco, SAGE has also made its entire collection of science, medical, and technology journals available to the staff at no charge.

The SAGE Medical Library is scheduled to open in approximately 5 years and will be a key addition to the Cottage Health System, which was formed in 1996 as the not-for-profit parent organization of Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital (including Cottage Children’s Hospital), Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital, and Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital.

The Cottage Health System provides maternal and pediatric services, with a designated “baby-friendly” birth center; comprehensive cardiac, neurosurgical, and oncology programs; emergency services; the only Level II Trauma Center in the region; outpatient services including diagnostic radiology, outpatient surgery, and an eye center; as well as psychiatric and chemical dependency services.

“The Cottage Health System’s more than 500 physicians include specialists in all major clinical areas, many of whom participate in the education of some of the top medical residents in the country in internal medicine, general surgery, and radiology,” commented Sara Miller McCune, Founder and Chairman. “We’re pleased to participate—with both the new medical library and the donation of our cutting-edge science, medical, and technology resources—to encourage the continued scholarship of these fine professionals.”


2008 SAGE Journals Catalog Now Available Online!


Download a PDF of the catalog here to find information about the following:

  • New Journals at SAGE in 2008
  • Changes in Title and Frequency
  • 2008 Subscription Options and Pricing
  • Forthcoming Titles in 2009
  • SAGE's Electronic Products

Don't Forget That Deep Backfile of 350+ SAGE Journals is Available for Lease or Purchase…

Ensure that researchers and faculty at your library have perpetual access to the complete archive of SAGE journal content, back to volume 1, issue 1. Purchase the deep backfile today of the individual journals to which your library subscribes by contacting your subscription agent or ordering directly from SAGE at

Benefits of purchasing the deep backfile of individual SAGE journals include the following:

  • Online access to material which was previously available exclusively in print
  • Electronic access to over 3.7 million pages of content, alleviating the problem of limited shelf space
  • Perpetual access to purchased content
  • Access to volume 1, issue 1, including content dating back to the 1800s
  • Enhanced SAGE Journals Online features and functionality (Winner of the 2007 PSP Award for Excellence for Best Platform)
For more information visit or click here to view pricing.

The entire SAGE Deep Backfile package is also available for lease or purchase for libraries and consortia.  Contact for pricing information.


Top 10 Downloaded Journals in 2007

Below are the top 10 most-downloaded journals on SAGE Journals Online (based on full-text article downloads) from January to December 2007.

  1. The American Journal of Sports Medicine
  2. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
  3. The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
  4. Theory, Culture & Society
  5. Educational and Psychological Measurement
  6. Human Relations
  7. Sociology
  8. The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
  9. Journal of Travel Research
  10. Nursing Science Quarterly

American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) Selects SAGE to Publish Its Journals Beginning March 2008

SAGE is pleased to announce that, as of March 2008, it will publish both the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (JPEN) and Nutrition in Clinical Practice (NCP) for The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.).

Both titles are currently hosted online via HighWire Press and will be added to SAGE Journals Online (SJO). This transition is expected to be quick and seamless as HighWire is SAGE’s technology partner for SJO. For the first time, libraries will now have access to COUNTER-compliant usage statistics for JPEN and NCP.  The journals’ sites will now also include advanced search features, articles published ahead of print with OnlineFirst, and Web 2.0 features such as PDA article downloading and RSS feeds.

The first SAGE issue of JPEN will be March/April 2008, and NCP will debut in April/May 2008. JPEN will be available on SJO at and NCP at

“A.S.P.E.N.’s journals have consistently been rated our top member benefit; the partnership with SAGE will expand our readership far beyond the limits imposed by self-publication,” said Bridget Struble, Publications Manager at A.S.P.E.N. “The marketing and online distribution benefits alone made SAGE the obvious choice for us.”

“SAGE has seen significant growth in its science, technology, and medical (STM) portfolio,” stated Jayne Marks, SAGE Vice President of Global Journals Business Development. “SAGE aims to be the natural home for societies such as A.S.P.E.N., and we will collaborate with them and the editors to take their journals to the next level of visibility and prestige.”

Toxicologic Pathology
Now on SAGE Journals Online

Toxicologic Pathology is now published by SAGE on behalf of the Society for Toxicologic Pathology. The journal is now available on SAGE Journals Online at All articles are free online one year after official publication.

Toxicologic Pathology focuses on the multidisciplinary elements that constitute toxicologic pathology, including spontaneous and experimentally induced morphological and functional changes, environmental exposures, case reports, and risk assessment and investigative techniques. The journal publishes original articles, symposia papers, brief communications, current topic reviews, current issues, and fast-track articles. 

2006 Impact Factor:  2.092
Rankings: 26/65 in Pathology and 30/76 in Toxicology
Source: Thomson Scientific Journal Citation Reports®


Video Journal of Orthopaedics Free Trial through March 31, 2008

The Video Journal of Orthopaedics (VJO) puts the viewer in the operating room with noted surgeons from around the world. Viewers will discover ways to use new technology, new techniques, and expand their field of knowledge. And unlike simply reading about new ideas, VJO lets the user experience the latest techniques first hand through high-quality, professionally-edited digital video. Original peer-reviewed videos examine established surgical techniques, as well as introduce informative and innovative methods valuable to the orthopaedic surgeon.

  • 12 videos (3 videos in each quarterly issue)
  • Archive of over 350 procedures
  • Many videos derived from peer-reviewed journal articles, including The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery
  • Internet streaming option via the renowned medical platform, HighWire Press
  • The videos also contain disciplined treatment of the procedures including:

    • Indications and contraindications
    • Benefits, co-morbidities and risks
    • Neural and vascular anatomical review
    • Procedural detail—skills, visual cues, insights, tips
    • Review of complications
    • Comprehensive interview with surgeons

DVD/iPod: $4,950.00
A one-year DVD/iPod subscription includes 12 videos (3 videos in each quarterly issue). This combined format is for both DVD and iPod play.

Internet Streaming: $4,950.00
A one-year Internet Streaming subscription includes the 12 new videos in the current year subscription PLUS access to more than 100 videos from the VJO backfile. The streaming video is hosted on the VJO web site on HighWire Press.

Combined DVD/iPod and Internet Streaming: $5,695.00
A one-year Combined DVD/iPod and Internet Streaming subscription includes the DVD/iPod version PLUS full access to the streaming videos on the VJO site on HighWire Press (those in the current subscription and the more than 100 in the VJO backfile).

Free 30-day trial to VJO!

Simply sign in at
Username: sagetemp
Password: sage

Start browsing videos today—access to this special trial ends March 31, 2008!


SAGE eReference Selected as a 2007 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

 Read the CHOICE Review




“This product is wholeheartedly recommended for public, academic, school, and special libraries supporting research in the social sciences from high school level onward.”
—Cheryl LaGuardia, Library Journal

“Will librarians and users hold the electronic version in the same high regard as the print collection? Yes, most definitely, given the content’s quality and the smooth interface.  This user-friendly database presented none of the glitches that can accompany the initial use of a new product…This excellent reference resource includes a brief tutorial.”
—L. Lord, University of Kansas, CHOICE

“To meet the needs of students, who consistently say “Where am I?” while searching, SAGE has designed its interface with several visual cues, including a unique top banner for each reference-book title.  This banner, a montage of the book cover design, is present on every page and changes according to the title being viewed.  It is visually pleasing, stylish, and useful for reminding users where they are.”
—Sue Polanka, Booklist

 “…the Reference Staff at Sawyer Library eagerly seeks out useful online reference collections we can make available to our users. We've just purchased a very valuable one called SAGE eReference…We hope you'll find this new electronic reference shelf as useful as we do!” —Kathi Maio, Mildred F. Sawyer Library, Suffolk University


Experience SAGE eReference

Coming soon
In April 2008, for the first time, SAGE eReference will offer a month-long platform-wide free trial to anyone who wishes to experience our online encyclopedias.  Stay tuned for more information on how to participate in this exciting trial.

Contact for trials, consortia pricing, and additional information about eReference


Visit SAGE at These Upcoming Library Conferences

  • Electronic Resources & Libraries, March 18-21, 2008
  • Texas Library Association, April 15-18, 2008
  • Amigos Member Conference, May 7-8, 2008
  • Medical Library Association, May 16-21, 2008
  • Canadian Library Association, May 21-24, 2008
  • Special Libraries Association, June 15-18, 2008
  • American Library Association, June 26-July 2, 2008

Customer Service Account Representatives for Individual Journal Subscriptions and Online Products

SAGE Account Representatives are aligned with our Sales team to coordinate all aspects of your experience with SAGE. They are specifically assigned to individual institutions and library consortia by region. Your Account Representative will be glad to assist you with questions concerning individual journal subscriptions and E-Access issues, as well as pricing for individual journals, backfile purchases and leasing, renewals of the SAGE Full-Text Collections, eReference queries, and any questions that might be specific to your institution. Please find your local representative listed below:

Territory Account Rep Email Address

CT, DE, IL, IA, IN, MA,  ME, MI, MO, MN, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI,  VT, WI

Nick Andersen


Linda Pearson


Hester Jones

AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA. WY, Canada, Latin America, Marshall Islands, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Kristen Wooley

Asia, Asia Pacific, Guam

Marilee Quady

For technical support for SAGE’s electronic products, please contact Chuck Sterling, Technical Support Representative, at


Regional Sales Contacts for Online Products

Below are your regional sales contacts (individual and multi-site institutions and consortia) for electronic databases and eReference. For general inquiries, you may also send an email to

For quotes within the United States, Canada, and the Americas contact your local representative below:

Territory Library/Sales Consortia Manager Email Address
Canada and the Americas Michael Schluter
(Director of Library/Consortia Sales)

Western US: AK, HI, CA, OR, WA, AZ, NM, NV, UT, CO, WY, ID, MT

Mary Rose Fink

Midwest US: MN, IA, WI, IL, IN, MI, OH

David Seminaro

Central: TX, OK, LA, AR, MS, TN, MO, KS, NE, SD, ND

Open Territory

Southeast US: KY, WV, VA, MD, DC, NC, SC, GA, AL, FL

Kathy Stevenson

Northeast US: DE, ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT, NY, PA, NJ

Open Territory

For Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, click here.

For South Asia, please contact Sunanda Ghosh, SAGE Publications India Pvt. Ltd.

For East and Southeast Asia and Australasia, please contact Rosalia da Garcia, SAGE Publications, Asia-Pacific Pte. Ltd.

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