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SAGE's Jayne Marks gave a presentation to HighWire's Publishers Forum about this new open access journal from SAGE.

SAGE's Jayne Marks gave a presentation to HighWire's Publishers Forum about this new open access journal from SAGE.

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SAGE Open SAGE Open Presentation Transcript

  • SAGE Open- evolution in the social sciences
    Presented to HighWire Publishers Forum
    January 2011
    Jayne Marks
    Vice President, Library Information Group
  • SAGE goals
    Provide services and products
    Innovate
    Generate new revenue streams
  • Open Access is a challenge …….and an opportunity
  • Learning from the scientific community - BioMedCentral
  • Learning from the scientific community - PLoS
  • Learning from the scientific community - Hindawi
  • SAGE Open – the concept
    Providing a service for social scientists to publish in a premier OA journal
    Modeled on PLoS One – broad-based interdisciplinary title
    Quality and speed of publication important
  • SAGE Open – the challenges
    Generating revenue – social scientists not funded for publication fees
    Streamline costs to deliver affordable APC ($695)
    Offer very low charter price ($195) to remove barrier to participation
    Delivering a quality product
    Define and refine what is important to the author and reader
    Develop new cost effective services
  • SAGE Open – the product
    Broad interdisciplinary social science journal
    Peer review - rapid and focused on soundness of research presented
    Basic production process
    Article level commentary and public stats
  • SAGE Open – defining success
    Engagement from the social science community
    Publication of wide range of interesting and relevant articles
    Innovation – more of a platform than a journal
    Revenue? Profit?
  • Thank you
    SAGE Open team:
    Jayne Marks jayne.marks@sagepub.com
    Bob Howard bob.howard@sagepub.com
    Lettie Conrad lettie.conrad@sagepub.com
    www.sageopen.com