Sage and open access

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Sage and open access

  1. 1. SAGE Open & Open Access at SAGEWill SchweitzerSenior Editor, Journals Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
  2. 2. SAGE Open ● Gold open access journal ● First open access journal to broadly cover the humanities and social sciences ● Launched in January 2011 ● All content is peer-reviewed • Each submission assigned an subject expert article editor that solicits at least two reviews
  3. 3. Submission Stats SAGE Open Total • Data as of October 11, 2012 Submissions 1264 • Publishing 2-3 articles a week Accepted 145 • Rate of publication has increased Published 121 Discipline Submissions Total• 10 broad subject areas Published• 81 sub-disciplines Education 254 31• Top five subjects Psychology 184 19 • Education, Psychology, Sociology, Communication, Sociology 116 19 and Management Communication 107 7•46% acceptance rate Management 102 13
  4. 4. Usage and web traffic● Full Text Downloads • 117,000 YTD • 540 downloads per article • 2nd highest download rate of any SAGE journal • 77th most utilized title from over 670 journals● Web traffic • 155,000 unique visitors • 5% of traffic from mobile sources • 50,000 visitors or 33% of traffic from Google • Audience is more diverse than typical SAGE journal
  5. 5. New Open Access Journals ● Engineering (Accepting submissions) ● Medicine ● Medical Case Reports

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