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Open Access in the Humanities and Social Sciences David Ross, Publisher, STM Caroline Porter, Publisher, HSS
SAGE and Open Access <ul><li>Predominately a Humanities and Social Science Publisher. </li></ul><ul><li>Publishes on behal...
SAGE-Hindawi <ul><li>Partnership with Hindawi Publishing Corporation, based in Egypt. </li></ul><ul><li>Launched a suite o...
SOAP Project <ul><li>Study of Open Access Publishing. </li></ul><ul><li>EC Funded FP7 study into attitudes to OA in the ac...
 
SOAP Results <ul><li>~80% of Social Scientists who published an OA article did so free of charge. </li></ul><ul><li>~10% o...
 
 
 
 
SAGE Open: Overview <ul><li>First broad-scale OA product tailored to the social sciences, behavioral sciences, and humanit...
 
SAGE Open: YTD Data <ul><li>Peer-review launched January 1  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>668 submissions   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul...
 
 
Top Countries Submitting United States  188 30% India  49 8% Iran, Islamic Republic of  27 4% Canada  23 4% Pakistan  16 3...
Top Subjects Submitted Education 94 Psychology 78 Management 54 Sociology 52 Political Science 46 Communication 43 Economi...
Decision Statistics Decision # of Manuscripts % of Total Accept 10 6.8% Accept Pending Minor Revision 40 27.4% Immediate R...
1The &quot;Current issue TOC&quot; count is not summed into the monthly total since that count is also included in the &qu...
Challenges/ Next Steps: <ul><li>Article editors </li></ul><ul><li>Pricing </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional support </li></u...
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Caroline Porter and David Ross speaking at the Online Information #Online11 exhibition in London, December 2011

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  1. 1. Open Access in the Humanities and Social Sciences David Ross, Publisher, STM Caroline Porter, Publisher, HSS
  2. 2. SAGE and Open Access <ul><li>Predominately a Humanities and Social Science Publisher. </li></ul><ul><li>Publishes on behalf of over 250 societies, associations and institutions globally. </li></ul><ul><li>Independent, founder owned. </li></ul>
  3. 3. SAGE-Hindawi <ul><li>Partnership with Hindawi Publishing Corporation, based in Egypt. </li></ul><ul><li>Launched a suite of OA titles in the medical and life sciences. </li></ul><ul><li>Low cost experiment with minimal organisational impact. </li></ul>
  4. 4. SOAP Project <ul><li>Study of Open Access Publishing. </li></ul><ul><li>EC Funded FP7 study into attitudes to OA in the academic communities. </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately 1 million questionnaires, received 38,358 responses. </li></ul><ul><li>Provided some key insights to the HSS community. </li></ul>
  5. 6. SOAP Results <ul><li>~80% of Social Scientists who published an OA article did so free of charge. </li></ul><ul><li>~10% of the remainder didn’t know. </li></ul><ul><li>~5% of the remainder paid less that €250. </li></ul><ul><li>I.e. Only ~5% of SS OA authors had paid a commercially viable rate. </li></ul>
  6. 11. SAGE Open: Overview <ul><li>First broad-scale OA product tailored to the social sciences, behavioral sciences, and humanities. </li></ul><ul><li>Constructive, methodology-based peer-review and continuous, rapid publication. </li></ul><ul><li>New features enable the community to extend peer-review beyond acceptance. </li></ul>
  7. 13. SAGE Open: YTD Data <ul><li>Peer-review launched January 1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>668 submissions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>61 countries </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SJO site ( www.sageopen.com ) launched May 16 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>32 articles published to date </li></ul></ul><ul><li>611 Facebook fans </li></ul>
  8. 16. Top Countries Submitting United States 188 30% India 49 8% Iran, Islamic Republic of 27 4% Canada 23 4% Pakistan 16 3% United Kingdom 13 2% Nigeria 11 2% Portugal 10 2%
  9. 17. Top Subjects Submitted Education 94 Psychology 78 Management 54 Sociology 52 Political Science 46 Communication 43 Economics 25 Humanities 24
  10. 18. Decision Statistics Decision # of Manuscripts % of Total Accept 10 6.8% Accept Pending Minor Revision 40 27.4% Immediate Reject 20 13.8% Major Revision 36 24.7% Reject 40 27.4%
  11. 19. 1The &quot;Current issue TOC&quot; count is not summed into the monthly total since that count is also included in the &quot;All TOCs&quot; count. 2The Robot/Crawler counts are excluded from the Total counts. Produced: August 5, 2011 06:36 SAGE Open YTD Usage Summary Access Events to May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Total YTD Home Page 6,891 4,624 4,129 16,429 11,854 17,436 61,363 Current issue TOC 0 0 0 33 76 123 232 All TOCs 0 0 0 128 350 520 998 Searches 4,234 1,108 642 1,780 2,279 3,442 13,485 Abstracts 22,771 6,048 4,255 11,812 7,334 9,756 61,976 Full-text HTML 2,431 1,631 1,166 3,446 2,668 3,821 15,163 PDFs 10,516 1,644 1,315 3,106 2,405 3,273 22,259 Data Supplements 0 0 250 224 318 258 1,050 Powerpoint 36 83 47 72 38 86 362 Total 1 46,879 15,138 11,804 36,997 27,246 38,592 176,656 Crawler/Robot 2 919 1,420 1,729 2,476 1,196 1,601 9,341
  12. 20. Challenges/ Next Steps: <ul><li>Article editors </li></ul><ul><li>Pricing </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional support </li></ul><ul><li>Work with Community to identify most effective way forward </li></ul>
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