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Librarians' Newsletter for September 2006


FREE Online Access to ALL SAGE Journals until October 18, 2006

If your institution subscribes to one or more SAGE journals, free online access to ALL SAGE journals is available for your faculty and students until October 18, 2006. No registration is required. Encourage your faculty members and students to start accessing articles today in their discipline on SAGE Journals Online, SAGE’s online journal delivery platform.

If your institution does not subscribe to any SAGE journals, your faculty members and students may sign up for a free online trial to ALL SAGE journals by registering here.

SAGE Journals Online will soon offer new enhanced features and functionality, improved navigation, and an updated look and feel benefiting both the librarian and the researcher. To receive an alert when the enhanced site goes live, sign up here.

Purchase SAGE Journal Backfile by December 1, 2006, and Receive a 15% Discount

With the recent announcement of lease and purchase options for deep backfile of individual SAGE journals, we are pleased to offer a 15% discount on deep backfile purchases made by December 1, 2006. Deep backfile is the content of a journal from its first issue through the last issue of 1998. To view the complete list of journals with deep backfile, click here.

Full details of the lease and purchase (perpetual access) options, including access fees, are available at

For more information, please contact your local SAGE sales representative or email

Lease and one-off purchases of the entire SAGE journal backfile package is also available to consortia and large institutions in 2007. Please contact for more information.

SAGE Library Advisory Boards Convene

SAGE is committed to collaborating with the librarian community to better serve your needs. SAGE held its annual Library Advisory Board in New Orleans in conjunction with the annual American Library Association conference in June. The group of eleven librarians represented institutions from all regions of the country, some of which are privately funded and others publicly funded. The group also included a representative from one government agency and one academic biomedical library.

SAGE is an international publisher; therefore, we also hold an international Library Advisory Board each year, most recently at our London offices on September 5, 2006.

The objectives for both Library Advisory Board meetings were to:

  • Learn more about librarians’ purchasing behaviors
  • Hear their impressions of SAGE as a publisher
  • Gather feedback on SAGE's electronic journal publishing programs

Lively discussions took place, which will ensure that SAGE stays in tune with the needs of our customers in the constantly changing library environment.

If you are interested in becoming a future member of a SAGE Library Advisory Board, please send an email to:

In the Americas, Caribbean, and Asia Pacific: Valerie Johns at
In the United Kingdom, Europe, Middle-East, Africa and Australia: Wendy Gray at

Visit SAGE at Upcoming Library Conferences

SAGE will be exhibiting at the following upcoming conferences. Please stop by our booth for updates and information on our latest products and services.

  • Upstate New York Ontario Chapter of the MLA Annual Meeting (October 11-13, 2006)
    The Conference Center, Niagara Falls, NY
  • Internet Librarian (October 23-25, 2006)
    Monterey Conference Center, Monterey, CA
  • 8th Annual Charleston Advisor Vendor Showcase (November 8-11, 2006)
    Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston, SC

Relaunch of SAGE Librarians’ Site Coming Soon

We are currently in the process of redesigning our Librarians’ Site with your needs in mind. The new SAGE Librarians’ Site will be more user-friendly and offer additional content that we hope you will find valuable.

New features of the site will include:

  • A “Books Zone” and a “Journals Zone”
  • Promotional tools including posters and brochures to help you promote SAGE journals to your patrons
  • In-depth information about all of our journal purchasing options
  • An archive of previous editions of the SAGE Librarians’ Newsletters

If you would like to receive a special email announcing the launch of the new SAGE Librarians’ Site, please send an email to

SAGE Joins the American Association of Publishers

This summer, SAGE joined the American Association of Publishers (AAP) (, the national trade organization of US publishing. AAP has a number of different divisions; SAGE joined the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division (PSP) ( The Division’s mission is to represent the common interests of its members who publish for professional, scholarly, research, and commercial markets in such areas as business, social and behavioral sciences, the humanities, law, science, technology, and medicine.

Several SAGE staff already participate in various working groups of the AAP-PSP. Alison Mudditt, SAGE’s Executive Vice President for Higher Education, is now a member of PSP’s Executive Council. Liz Haigh, Executive Publisher for Society Relations, participates on the medical publishing committee as well as PSP’s government affairs task force. Director of Licensing, Carol Richman, is a member of PSP’s copyright committee.

SAGE Appoints Managing Director for New Asia-Pacific Business

As part of its commitment to global dissemination of scholarly resources, SAGE has appointed Steven D. Golden as the first managing director for its expanding Asia-Pacific business based in Singapore. The Singapore office was established at the end of August to further extend SAGE’s reach in the Asia-Pacific markets, alongside its New Delhi office, which has long been established as a strong player in the South Asian market. Steve Golden will be responsible for developing and implementing the company’s business strategy in this important region. Like SAGE’s other offices in the US, UK, and India, the Asia-Pacific office will focus on publishing in the social sciences; in the scientific, technical, and medical (STM) markets; and in the business and professional education arena.

Read the complete press release


2007 Journal Pricing Now Available

SAGE is pleased to inform you that our 2007 journal prices are available for all SAGE titles. For the complete price list, click here.

If you have any questions regarding the 2007 Price List, please contact your nearest SAGE office:

SAGE Publications Inc.
2455 Teller Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320 USA
Phone: 800-818-7243 or 805-499-9774
Fax: 800-583-2665 or 805-499-0871

SAGE Publications Ltd.
1 Oliver's Yard 55 City Road
London EC1Y 1SP UK
Phone: +44 (0)20 7324 8701
Fax: +44 (0)20 7324 8600

Full details of individual SAGE journal backfile lease or purchase (perpetual access) options, including access fees, are available at
Please contact for pricing information and to receive a 15% discount.

Highlights from the 2005 Thomson Scientific (formerly ISI) Journal Citation Reports®

With the recent release of the 2005 Thomson Scientific (formerly ISI) Journal Citation Reports® (JCR®), we are pleased to announce that 46% of SAGE journals are ranked. Below are Impact Factor (IF) and ranking highlights from the 2005 JCR®.



  • SAGE's Business journals have shown an average increase in IF of more than 35% over last year
  • Journal of Business and Technical Communication saw its IF increase by almost 80% over last year from 0.280 to 0.500 (ranked 43/61 in Business and 28/42 in Communication)


  • SAGE now publishes 25% of the top 20 journals in the Communication JCR®
  • SAGE now publishes 28% of the journals ranked in the Communication JCR®
  • SAGE's Communication journals have shown an average increase in IF of 40% over last year
  • The Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics saw its IF increase by more than 70% over last year from 0.488 to 0.846 (ranked 16/42 in Communication and 19/84 in Political Science)

International Relations

  • European Journal of International Relations saw its IF more than double over the last two years from 0.781 to 1.500 (ranked 6/50 in International Relations)
  • Security Dialogue saw its IF almost double over the last two years from 0.763 to 1.686 (ranked 19/50 in International Relations)
  • SAGE's International Relations journals have shown an average increase in IF of 60% over the last 3 years



  • SAGE's Management journals have shown an average increase in IF of almost 30% over the last year
  • Journal of Management Inquiry saw its IF more than double over last year from 0.333 to 0.778 (ranked 39/71 in Management)
  • SAGE journals now account for over 10% of the journals included in the Management JCR®


  • Western Journal of Nursing Research saw its IF more than double over the last five years from 0.329 to 0.745 (ranked 14/29 and 18/32 in Nursing in the Social Science and Science Editions, respectively)
  • SAGE's Nursing journals have shown an average increase in IF of 55% over the last five years

Political Science

  • European Union Politics is now included in the Political Science JCR® with a first IF of 1.273 (ranked 8/84 in Political Science)
  • Journal of Theoretical Politics saw its IF more than double over the last two years from 0.763 to 1.686 (ranked 4/84 in Political Science)
  • SAGE now publishes 40% of the top 15 journals in the Political Science JCR®


  • The Counseling Psychologist is now ranked 1/49 in the Psychology, Applied JCR® (IF: 3.488)
  • Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences saw its IF increase by more than 70% over the last year from 0.500 to 0.868 (ranked 41/101 in the Psychology, Multidisciplinary)
  • Theory & Psychology saw its IF increase by more than 60% over the last year from 0.543 to 0.882 (ranked 39/101 in the Psychology, Multidisciplinary)
  • 35 of SAGE's Psychology titles are now included in the Psychology JCR®
  • 5 of SAGE's Psychology titles are ranked within the top 10 in their category

Public Administration

  • Administration & Society saw its IF more than triple over the last year from 0.232 to 0.700 (ranked 11/25 in Public Administration)
  • SAGE's Public Administration journals have shown an average increase in IF of 70% over last year


  • SAGE now publishes over 20% of the journals in the Sociology JCR®
  • Sociological Methods & Research saw its IF increase by more than 70% over last year from 0.594 to 1.032 (ranked 23/94 in Sociology and 10/39 in Social Sciences, Mathematical Methods)
  • Youth & Society saw its IF increase by 70% over last year from 0.421 to 0.725 (ranked 33/94 in Sociology; 13/31 in Social Issues; and 20/59 in Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary)

Urban Studies

  • Education and Urban Society saw its IF double over the last year from 0.224 to 0.447 (ranked 18/28 in Urban Studies and 49/98 in Education & Educational Research)
  • SAGE now publishes a third of the 28 journals ranked in the Urban Studies JCR®


Clinical Neurology

  • SAGE's Clinical Neurology journals have shown an average increase in IF of more than 20% over last year
  • The Neuroscientist has more than doubled its IF in the last five years from 1.918 to 4.458 (ranked 13/148 in Clinical Neurology and 31/200 in Neurosciences)

Computer Science

  • SAGE's Computer Science journals have shown an average increase in IF of more than 10% over last year
  • Simulation saw its IF increase by more than 80% over last year (ranked 66/83 in Computer Science, Interdisciplinary Applications and 64/79 in Computer Science, Software Engineering)


  • Journal of Fire Sciences’ IF increased by 25% and it is now ranked among the top 25 journals in the Engineering JCR® (ranked 24/65 in Engineering, Multidisciplinary and 116/178 in Materials Science, Multidisciplinary)

Materials Science

  • SAGE's Materials Science journals have shown an average increase in IF of more than 30% over last year
  • Journal of Plastic Film and Sheeting saw its IF more than triple over last year (ranked 16/19 in Materials Science, Coatings and Films)
  • Journal of Biomaterial Applications saw its IF increase by nearly 20% from 0.951 to 1.116 (ranked 27/41 in Engineering, Biomedical and 10/15 in Materials Science, Biomaterials)
  • Journal of Composite Materials has increased its IF from 0.604 to 0.671 over the last year (ranked 9/23 in Materials Science, Composites)

Pharmacology & Pharmacy

  • SAGE's Pharmacology & Pharmacy journals have shown an average increase in IF of more than 30% over last year
  • Journal of Psychopharmacology saw its IF rise to 3.187, the highest it has ever been (ranked 24/148 in Clinical Neurology; 69/200 in Neurosciences; 47/193 in Pharmacology & Pharmacy; and 24/94 in Psychiatry)
  • The IF of The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology has increased from 1.945 to 2.889 in the past two years (ranked 50/193 in Pharmacology & Pharmacy)


Polymer Science

  • SAGE's Polymer Science journals have shown an average increase in IF of more than 40% over last year
  • The IF of Journal of Elastomers and Plastics increased by more than 60% over last year to 0.514 (ranked 122/178 in Materials Science, Multidisciplinary and 56/77 in Polymer Science)
  • The IF of Journal of Cellular Plastics also increased by more than 60% over last year to 0.545 (ranked 41/59 in Chemistry, Applied and 54/77 in Polymer Science)


  • SAGE's Psychiatry journals have shown an average increase in IF of almost 25% over last year
  • Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology’s IF has increased by 45% to 1.627 from 1.127 in the last year (ranked 74/148 in Clinical Neurology; 18/29 in Geriatrics & Gerontology; and 61/94 in Psychiatry)


Renewal Reminder for Recently Purchased Journals

With SAGE’s recent acquisition of 45 journals from Hodder Arnold, Westminster Publications, and Prime National Publishing Corporation, we would like to remind you to double check your renewals for these acquired titles. We don’t want your patrons to miss out on the valuable content continually being published in these journals.

View the press releases and list of journals acquired from each publisher:
Hodder Arnold
Westminster Publications
Prime National Publishing Corporation

New to SAGE Journals Online (as of June 2006)

The following journals are now available electronically on SAGE Journals Online. Please click on the journal titles to be directed to each journal's new website.


(ISSN: 1746-8477) Lupus (ISSN: 0961-2033)

Building Services Engineering Research and Technology

(ISSN: 0143-6244) Multiple Sclerosis (ISSN: 1352-4585)
Clinical Rehabilitation (ISSN: 0269-2155) Nursing Ethics (ISSN: 0969-7330)
Clinical Trials (ISSN: 1740-7745) Palliative Medicine (ISSN: 0269-2163)
Community College Review (ISSN: 0091-5521) Progress in Human Geography (ISSN: 0309-1325)
Chronic Respiratory Disease (ISSN: 1479-9723) Progress in Physical Geography (ISSN: 0309-1333)
German History (ISSN: 0266-3554) Toxicology and Industrial Health (ISSN: 0748-2337)
The Holocene (ISSN: 0959-6836) Transactions of the Institute of Measurement & Control (ISSN: 0142-3312)
Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice (ISSN: 1078-1552) Trauma (ISSN: 1460-4086)
Law, Culture & the Humanities (ISSN: 1743-8721) Vascular Medicine (ISSN: 1358-836X)
Lighting Research & Technology (ISSN: 1365-7828)

SAGE’s Crime, Media, Culture Scoops International Award for Best New Journal

Research into some of the most controversial issues facing society today, such as terrorism and the culture of fear, pedophiles in the community and binge drinking, combined with bold design and high production values, have won SAGE journal Crime, Media, Culture the prestigious Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP)/Charlesworth Award for Best New Journal. The Award was open to all publishers worldwide for journals launched within the last five years, and was presented jointly to Crime, Media, Culture and Regenerative Medicine.

Crime, Media, Culture was launched in April 2005 after the editors and SAGE identified the lack of a dedicated forum for the publication of work at the intersections of criminological and cultural inquiry. SAGE is proud to have launched such an important journal that is at the cutting edge of scholarly publishing, combining innovation with intellectual rigour.

Caroline Porter (third from left), Commissioning Editor at SAGE, receiving the ALPSP/Charlesworth Award 2006 for Best New Journal for Crime, Media, Culture

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SAGE Sponsors SOPHE Webinars on Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities

The Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) recently released important special issues of its two journals, Health Education & Behavior (HEB) and Health Promotion Practice (HPP), both published on behalf of the Society by SAGE. Both special issues feature innovative approaches to eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities. SAGE is committed to working with our society partners as well as helping to advance the dialogue and action on these concerns and was a proud sponsor of the free webinar series with the journals' editors and authors, which was held July 25 and August 29. The webinars were designed to further explore the role of health education research and practice in addressing racial and ethnic health disparities and reflected writings taken from SOPHE's inaugural summit on Health Disparities and Social Inequities: Framing a Transdisciplinary Research Agenda in Health Education, which influenced the two special issues.

The two-part webinar series entitled Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities: Translation and Dissemination of a Health Education Research Agenda is now hosted online on the SOPHE website. Click here to listen to the recorded webinar and to get information on the speakers.

More information on the special issues of HEB and HPP can be found here.

CoverJournal of Librarianship and Information ScienceFREE Access to SAGE Information Science Journals

As part of SAGE’s free online access campaign, you currently have access to all SAGE Information Science journals through October 18, 2006 (your institution must subscribe to at least one SAGE journal). Featured titles include IFLA Journal and Journal of Librarianship and Information Science.


Complete List of SAGE Journals Now Available to the Michigan Library Consortium

SAGE is pleased to announce that a three-year agreement has been signed enabling participating libraries of the Michigan Library Consortium (MLC) to access current journal issues as well as backfiles of all SAGE journals, some going as far back as 59 years.

Read the complete press release.



SAGE eReference Coming Soon

SAGE Reference is proud to announce the launch of SAGE eReference. In January 2007, over 40 of SAGE Reference's authoritative and award-winning encyclopedias will be available online, providing students and researchers with a wealth of knowledge right at their fingertips. Visit to sign up for free trials and special offers—and be automatically entered to win 10 online encyclopedias of your choice.

Forthcoming Encyclopedias from SAGE Reference

Encyclopedia of Children
Encyclopedia of American Urban History
Edited by: David Goldfield, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
November 2006; ISBN: 0-7619-2884-7; $325.00; 1,000 pages
Encyclopedia of Children
Encyclopedia of Governance
Edited by: Mark Bevir, University of California at Berkeley
December 2006; ISBN: 1-4129-0579-6; $325.00; 1,200 pages
Encyclopedia of Children
Encyclopedia of Children, Adolescents, and the Media
Edited by: Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, University of Maryland, College Park
December 2006; ISBN: 1-4129-0530-3; $325.00; 1,064 pages
Encyclopedia of Children
Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics
Edited by: Neil J. Salkind, University of Kansas
September 2006; ISBN: 1-4129-1611-9; $395.00; 1,416 pages
Encyclopedia of Multicultural Psychology
Encyclopedia of Multicultural Psychology
Edited by: Yo Jackson, University of Kansas
August 2006; ISBN: 1-4129-0948-1; $175.00; 536 pages
Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Edited by: Steven G. Rogelberg, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
August 2006; ISBN: 1-4129-2470-7; $375.00; 1,200 pages

Forthcoming Handbooks from SAGE


Handbook of Gender and Women's Studies
Edited by:
Kathy Davis, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
Mary S. Evans, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK
Judith Lorber, City University of New York
June 2006; ISBN: 0-7619-4390-0; $130.00; 512 pages


The SAGE Handbook of Nations and Nationalism
Edited by:
Gerard Delanty, University of Liverpool, UK
Krishan Kumar, University of Virginia
June 2006; ISBN: 1-4129-0101-4; $130.00; 592 pages


The SAGE Handbook of Evaluation
Edited by:
Ian F. Shaw, University of York, UK
Jennifer C. Greene, University of Illinois
Melvin M. Mark, Pennsylvania State University
July 2006; ISBN: 0-7619-7305-2; $130.00; 632 pages


Handbook of Feminist Research: Theory and Praxis
Edited by:
Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber, Boston College
October 2006; ISBN: 1-4129-0545-1; $125.00; 768 pages


The Handbook of Marketing Research: Uses, Misuses, and Future Advances
Edited by:
Rajiv Grover, University of Georgia
Marco Vriens, Microsoft Corporation
June 2006; ISBN: 1-4129-0997-X; $125.00; 720 pages


The SAGE Handbook for Research in Education: Engaging Ideas and Enriching Inquiry
Edited by:
Clifton F. Conrad, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Ronald C. Serlin, University of Wisconsin – Madison
December 2005; ISBN: 1-4129-0640-7; $99.95; 624 pages


Regional Sales Contacts

Below are your regional SAGE sales contacts for licensing agreements (consortia/multi-site) and electronic database sales. Please feel free to contact your local representative at any time.

Region Sales Contact Email Address
Western US: AK, HI, CA, OR, WA, AZ, NM, NV, UT, CO, WY, ID, MT Mary Rose Fink
Midwest: MN, IA, WI, IL, IN, MI, OH David Seminaro
Central: TX, OK, LA, AR, MS, TN, MO, KS, NE, SD, ND Beverley Geer
Southeast US: KY, WV, VA, MD, DC, NC, SC, GA, AL, FL Jim Nunn
Northeast US: DE, ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT, NY, PA, NJ Alison Roth

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