SAGE Publishing is an independent publishing company founded in 1965 in New York by Sara Miller McCune and now based in Newbury Park, California. It publishes more than 1,000 journals, more than 800 books a year, reference works and electronic products covering business, humanities, social sciences, science, technology and medicine. SAGE also owns and publishes under the imprints of Corwin Press (since 1990), CQ Press (since 2008), Learning Matters (since 2011), and Adam Matthew Digital (since 2012). It has more than 1,500 employees in its principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC, and Melbourne.
|Founder||Sara Miller McCune and George D. McCune|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Headquarters location||Thousand Oaks, California|
|Publication types||Academic books, journals, reference and library products|
|Nonfiction topics||Social science, science, medicine, humanities, technology|
|Imprints||Corwin, CQ Press, Learning Matters and Adam Matthew|
SAGE was founded in 1965 in New York City by Sara Miller (later Sara Miller McCune) with Macmillan Publishers executive George D. McCune as a "mentor"; the name of the company is an acronym formed from the first letters of their given names. SAGE relocated to Southern California in 1966, after Miller and McCune married; McCune left Macmillan to formally join the company at that time. Sara Miller McCune remained president for 18 years, shifting to board chairman in 1984 (and still retains the title of executive chairman). The couple continued to develop the company together until George McCune's death in 1990.
SAGE Publishing was a founding member of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) when it was established in 2008. In November 2013, OASPA reviewed SAGE's membership after the Journal of International Medical Research published a false and intentionally flawed paper created and submitted by a reporter for the journal Science as part of a "sting" to test the effectiveness of the peer-review processes of open access journals. SAGE's membership was reinstated at the end of the six month review period following changes to the journal's editorial processes.
IPG Academic & Professional Publisher of the Year – SAGE
Acupuncture in Medicine is a bi-monthly peer-reviewed medical journal covering aspects of acupuncture and related techniques. The journal was established in 1982 by the British Medical Acupuncture Society, but was published by the BMJ Group on behalf of the Society from 2008-2018 and SAGE Publishing from 2019. The current editor-in-chief is David Carr.
In an opinion piece for Forbes on journals about pseudoscience published by reputable publishers, Steven Salzberg listed this journal, alongside Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies (published by Elsevier) and Chinese Medicine (published by BioMed Central), as examples of "fake medical journals"; his critique was repeated in an article written for Monthly Index of Medical Specialities exploring whether acupuncture was a medical sham or genuine treatment. When the BMJ Group started to publish the journal in 2008, David Colquhoun criticized the group for endorsing acupuncture "at a time when it is emerging that the evidence for any specific effect is very thin indeed." While he gave credit to BMJ Group and Acupuncture in Medicine for not espousing "the mumbo-jumbo about 'meridians' and 'Qi'", he also noted that "like all journals devoted to alternative medicine [Acupuncture in Medicine] suffers from a fatal conflict of interest. If this journal were ever to conclude that acupuncture is a placebo, it would destroy the journal and the livelihoods of many of the people who write for it."Appeal to emotion
Appeal to emotion or argumentum ad passiones ("argument from passion") is a logical fallacy characterized by the manipulation of the recipient's emotions in order to win an argument, especially in the absence of factual evidence. This kind of appeal to emotion is a type of red herring and encompasses several logical fallacies, including appeal to consequences, appeal to fear, appeal to flattery, appeal to pity, appeal to ridicule, appeal to spite, and wishful thinking.
Instead of facts, persuasive language is used to develop the foundation of an appeal to emotion-based argument. Thus, the validity of the premises that establish such an argument does not prove to be verifiable.Appeals to emotion are intended to draw inward feelings such as fear, pity, and joy from the recipient of the information with the end goal of convincing him/her that the statements being presented in the fallacious argument are true.Business and Professional Communication Quarterly
Business and Professional Communication Quarterly is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal covering communication management. The editor-in-chief is Melinda Knight (Montclair State University). It was established in 1969 as Business Communication Quarterly, obtaining its current title in 2014, and is published by SAGE Publishing in association with the Association for Business Communication.CQ Press
CQ Press, a division of SAGE Publishing, publishes books, directories, periodicals, and electronic products on American government and politics, with an expanding list in international affairs and journalism and mass communication.Canadian Journal of Nursing Research
The Canadian Journal of Nursing Research is a nursing journal published by SAGE Publishing. Its primary goal is to publish original nursing research that develops a basic knowledge for the discipline and examines the application of the knowledge in practice.Communication Research (journal)
Communication Research is a bimonthly peer-reviewed academic journal that covers the field of communication studies and explores the processes, antecedents, and consequences of communication in a broad range of societal systems. The editors-in-chief are Silvia Knobloch-Westerwick (Ohio State University) and Jennifer Gibbs (University of California, Santa Barbara). It was established 1974 and is published by SAGE Publishing.Community College Review
Community College Review is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal covering research and commentary on community colleges. The editor-in-chief is Jaime Lester (George Mason University). It was established in 1973 and is published by SAGE Publishing in association with North Carolina State University.Educational Policy
Educational Policy is a peer-reviewed academic journal that covers the field of education policy. The editor-in-chief is Ana M. Martinez Aleman (Boston College). The journal was established in 1987 and is published by SAGE Publishing.Electronic Journal of Sociology
The Electronic Journal of Sociology was an online open access academic journal of sociology. It was established in 1994 by Michael Sosteric. Andreas Scheider was editor-in-chief until 2004, when Sosteric returned and Adam Rafalovich became co-editor-in-chief. The journal implemented a new approach in 2004 whereby it decided to publish three tiers of articles: fully reviewed original articles at tier 1, editorially-reviewed reviews and commentaries at tier 2, and editorially-reviewed other works, including original papers, at tier 3. Although the journal "achieved international recognition", as an electronic journal it faced barriers.In 1996, the journal was criticized by its rival, Sociological Research Online, which suggested that its conventional approach to reviewing articles was more rigorous. The Electronic Journal of Sociology had adopted a forum with which an author could respond to the feedback or criticism of the reviewer. Its editorial board responded, speculating that the rival journal, which was affiliated with SAGE Publishing, might feel threatened by their open access and lack of traditional publishing ties. In 2008, publication was suspended.
The journal was indexed in SocINDEX.Games and Culture
Games and Culture is a peer-reviewed academic journal that covers the field of culture and media studies, specializing on the socio-cultural, political, and economic dimensions of gaming. The editor-in-chief is Tanya Krzywinska (Falmouth University). It was established in 2006 and is published by SAGE Publishing.Journal of Business Communication
The International Journal of Business Communication is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal covering the field of business communication. The editors-in-chief are Jacqueline and Milton Mayfield (Texas A&M International University). It was established in 1963 and is published by SAGE Publishing in association with the Association for Business Communication.Journal of Business and Technical Communication
The Journal of Business and Technical Communication is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal that focuses on communication best practices, problems, and trends in corporate and educational venues. The journal was established in 1987 and is published by SAGE Publishing. The editor-in-chief is David R. Russell (Iowa State University) Article types include case studies, commentaries, book and software reviews, and comments and responses.Journal of Communication Inquiry
Journal of Communication Inquiry is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal that covers the field of communication. It is edited by graduate students in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Iowa. The editor is Thomas P. Oates (University of Iowa). It was established in 1974 and is currently published by SAGE Publishing.Journal of English Linguistics
The Journal of English Linguistics is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal covering the field of linguistics. The editors-in-chief are Peter Grund (University of Kansas) and Alexandra D'Arcy (University of Victoria). It was established in 1967 and is published by SAGE Publishing.Junior commissioned officer
Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) is a class II ,(Groub B) Gazetted Officer in Army, Navy and Airforce of India, Pakistan and Nepal. A'Junior Commission' is signed by the President and is awarded by the Commanding Officer. This commission is inferior to that held by full commissioned officers.National Centre for Social Research
The National Centre for Social Research is a registered charity trading as NatCen Social Research and is the largest independent social research institute in the UK. The research charity was founded in 1969 by Sir Roger Jowell and Gerald Hoinville with the aim of carrying out rigorous social policy research to improve society.
NatCen is best known for its annual British Social Attitudes Survey, founded by the organisation in 1983. The British Social Attitudes survey is Britain's longest-running annual survey of public attitudes. It uses a random probability method and face to face interviews with more than 3,000 people to ensure that it achieves a sample that is representative of Britain. NatCen's sister organisation, the Scottish Centre for Social Research (ScotCen), carries out an equivalent of the survey in Scotland, called the Scottish Social Attitudes survey.In addition to the British Social Attitudes survey, NatCen collects a number of statistics on behalf of the UK government and government bodies. These include the Health Survey for England, the English Housing Survey, The National Diet and Nutrition Survey and the Study of Early Education and Development (SEED). In 2015 NatCen also launched a new panel survey called the NatCen Panel, which was the first panel survey in the UK to use a probability methodology.The National Centre for Social Research is not just a survey organisation, however, it is also well regarded for its research using qualitative and evaluation methods. NatCen researchers authored one of the key textbooks for qualitative researchers "Qualitative Research Practice" published by Sage Publishing.Public Health Reports
Public Health Reports (or PHR) is a peer-reviewed public health journal established in 1878 and published by SAGE Publishing for the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health and the United States Public Health Service. The title and publication frequency of the journal has varied over the years, but it is currently published bimonthly. The editor-in-chief is Frederic E. Shaw. Articles are published under delayed open access, where they become fully open access one year after publication. The articles are available through PubMed Central.Sara Miller McCune
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