SAGE Open: a publisher’s foray into Gold
OA for the social sciences and humanities
Jim Gilden
Senior Field Editor
Open Acc...
SAGE Open: a publisher’s foray into Gold
OA for the social sciences and humanities
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What is SAGE Open
Why we launc...
What is SAGE Open
● Broad-based Social Science and Humanities Gold
OA journal using the PLOS One model
● Submissions first...
Los Angeles | London | New Delhi
Singapore | Washington DC
Los Angeles | London | New Delhi
Singapore | Washington DC
Submissions by Discipline
Education

447

Psychology

310

Sociology

235

Management

185

Communication

184

Political ...
Where are those articles?
● 2,419/3,063= 78.97% decided
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444 accepted
671 rejected by AE after peer review
80 ...
Acceptance rates
Manuscript Decision

Number of Manuscripts

Percent

Accept

440

17.8%

Accept Pending Minor Revision

4...
Most-read articles through Sept
1.

2.

3.
4.
5.

Managing Workplace Diversity: Issues and Challenges
(June 2012)
The Effe...
Most-read articles through Sept
1.

2.

3.
4.
5.

Managing Workplace Diversity: Issues and Challenges (June
2012) - Read 3...
Article level metrics

Los Angeles | London | New Delhi
Singapore | Washington DC
Author feedback
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64 respondents to standard survey
73% said SAGE Open was their first choice
88% said peer review ...
Why launch SAGE Open?
● OA is going to be a part of the scholarly
communication landscape
● SAGE’s strength and reputation...
Challenges
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Marketing
Editorial
Back office
Pricing

Los Angeles | London | New Delhi
Singapore | Washington DC
Challenges - Marketing
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•
•
•

HSS less familiar with Open Access
Perception of pay to play
Spam from less reputable publ...
Challenges - Editorial
● Tenure committee “doesn’t count” OA
publications
● Peer review
• Broad scope
• Open access still ...
Challenges – Back office
● Technology
• Continuous publication
• Competitive bells and whistles

● Systems
• Subscription ...
4.

Challenges - Pricing
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$695
$195
$395
$99

Los Angeles | London | New Delhi
Singapore | Washington DC
The future of OA at SAGE

Los Angeles | London | New Delhi
Singapore | Washington DC
Launching 40 journals in 2014

Los Angeles | London | New Delhi
Singapore | Washington DC
Questions?

Thank you.

jim.gilden@sagepub.com
www.sageopen.com
Los Angeles | London | New Delhi
Singapore | Washington DC
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    1. 1. SAGE Open: a publisher’s foray into Gold OA for the social sciences and humanities Jim Gilden Senior Field Editor Open Access Week University of Colorado, Boulder October 24, 2013 Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
    2. 2. SAGE Open: a publisher’s foray into Gold OA for the social sciences and humanities ● ● ● ● What is SAGE Open Why we launched it What challenges we’ve faced The future of OA at SAGE Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
    3. 3. What is SAGE Open ● Broad-based Social Science and Humanities Gold OA journal using the PLOS One model ● Submissions first accepted in January 2011 ● More than 2,500 submissions from 62 countries, 100s of institutions including UC Boulder ● 300+ articles published since launch in May 2011 ● 180,182 full text downloads in 2012 ● On HighWire platform from Stanford University Libraries Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
    4. 4. Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
    5. 5. Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
    6. 6. Submissions by Discipline Education 447 Psychology 310 Sociology 235 Management 185 Communication 184 Political Science 168 Humanities 114 Criminology 112 Economics 82 Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
    7. 7. Where are those articles? ● 2,419/3,063= 78.97% decided • • • • • • 444 accepted 671 rejected by AE after peer review 80 desk rejected as inappropriate 126 desk rejected for language 1,098 given a major or minor revision decision 274 withdrawn on author request Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
    8. 8. Acceptance rates Manuscript Decision Number of Manuscripts Percent Accept 440 17.8% Accept Pending Minor Revision 444 18.4% Immediate Accept 4 0.2% Immediate Reject 80 3.2% Immediate Reject (language) 126 5.2% Major Revision 654 27.2% Reject 671 27.9% Total 2,419 100.0% Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
    9. 9. Most-read articles through Sept 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Managing Workplace Diversity: Issues and Challenges (June 2012) The Effect of Training and Development on Employee Attitude as it Relates to Training and Work Proficiency (Oct 2011) Black Teenage Pregnancy: A Dynamic Social Problem (Jan 2012) A Configuration Model of Organizational Culture (Jan 2012) Maternal Enmeshment: The Chosen Child (Oct 2012) Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
    10. 10. Most-read articles through Sept 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Managing Workplace Diversity: Issues and Challenges (June 2012) - Read 30,100 times The Effect of Training and Development on Employee Attitude as it Relates to Training and Work Proficiency (Oct 2011) – 20,140 Black Teenage Pregnancy: A Dynamic Social Problem (Jan 2012) – 14,578 A Configuration Model of Organizational Culture (Jan 2012) – 14,411 Maternal Enmeshment: The Chosen Child (Oct 2012) – 10,495 Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
    11. 11. Article level metrics Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
    12. 12. Author feedback ● ● ● ● 64 respondents to standard survey 73% said SAGE Open was their first choice 88% said peer review comments were good or excellent 73% said time to pub from acceptance was good or excellent ● Comments • The review process was a bit slow despite being an open journal • Publication fees could have been reduced • This is my first international paper and I’m delighted to publish with SAGE Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
    13. 13. Why launch SAGE Open? ● OA is going to be a part of the scholarly communication landscape ● SAGE’s strength and reputation in social sciences ● First in the water ● Part of our mission to serve social science Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
    14. 14. Challenges ● ● ● ● Marketing Editorial Back office Pricing Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
    15. 15. Challenges - Marketing • • • • HSS less familiar with Open Access Perception of pay to play Spam from less reputable publishers Concerns about reputation of journal, peer review process • Pricing and payment – no tradition of including pages charges in grants Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
    16. 16. Challenges - Editorial ● Tenure committee “doesn’t count” OA publications ● Peer review • Broad scope • Open access still less known in HSS Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
    17. 17. Challenges – Back office ● Technology • Continuous publication • Competitive bells and whistles ● Systems • Subscription vast majority of transactions take place electronically • Open Access is about the article, not about the journal Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
    18. 18. 4. Challenges - Pricing • • • • $695 $195 $395 $99 Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
    19. 19. The future of OA at SAGE Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
    20. 20. Launching 40 journals in 2014 Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
    21. 21. Questions? Thank you. jim.gilden@sagepub.com www.sageopen.com Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
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