SAGE recently published its first articles in SAGE Open, the only broad-based open access journal featuring content from the social and behavioral sciences and the humanities. SAGE Open 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.
Since the beginning of the year, SAGE Open has received more than 400 submissions from across the whole breadth of the social sciences.
“We’re excited about the launch of SAGE Open and thrilled with the number of authors responding in just four months,” said Jayne Marks, Vice President and Editorial Director for SAGE’s Library Information Group. “The flexibility of the format allows SAGE to explore publishing research from emerging fields and provides a service to authors who are looking for the maximum dissemination of their work.”
Unlike traditional journals, SAGE Open does not limit content due to page budgets or thematic significance. Rather it accepts articles solely on the basis of the quality of the research, evaluating the scientific and research methods of each article for validity.
Today marks the availability of that content online, with the following inaugural articles published at http://www.sageopen.com:
“Designing for Explanation in Health Care Applications of Expert Systems” by Keith W. Darlington: http://sgo.sagepub.com/content/early/2011/04/28/2158244011408618.full.pdf+html
“Lars and the Real Girl: Lifelike Positive Transcendence” by Ted Remington: http://sgo.sagepub.com/content/early/2011/04/28/2158244011408346.full.pdf+html
“A Transformative Collegiate Discourse” by Evan Ortlieb: http://sgo.sagepub.com/content/early/2011/04/28/2158244011408346.full.pdf+html
“Intangible Heritage of Standard English Learners: The “Invisible” Subgroup in the United States of America? Implications for Closing the Achievement Gap” by Ogo Okoye-Johnson: http://sgo.sagepub.com/content/early/2011/04/28/2158244011408441.full.pdf+html
“Fostering Collaborative and Interdisciplinary Research in Adult Education: Interactive Resource Guides and Tools” by Elizabeth Anne Erichsen and Cheryl Goldenstein: http://sgo.sagepub.com/content/early/2011/04/28/2158244011408441.full.pdf+html
“Personal Meaning Orientations and Psychosocial Adaptation in Older Adults” by Gary T. Reker and Louis C. Woo: http://sgo.sagepub.com/content/early/2011/04/28/2158244011405217.full.pdf+html