Opinions

Is the lack of reviewer recognition putting research at risk?

Publons co-founder Andrew Preston outlines the online tools' new initiative to better support reviewer recognition. Giving better recognition to reviewers and highlighting their expertise, Publons state, could have a very positive impact on the world of scholarly research. Peer review … Continue reading

Fake news to open access: 5 librarians respond to the changes affecting the information industry

Following the annual UKSG conference, a core platform for librarians, publishers, and  information professionals  to discuss the changing academic landscape, we  caught up with five of the SAGE travel grant recipients to get their thoughts on the biggest influences currently … Continue reading

How well are we? An education system under stress

Stress effects everyone at different times, in a multitude of different ways. This is no truer than in Education. With students preparing for their end of year exams, exam stress is a likely occurrence and something that many of us … Continue reading

Digital resources in developing world libraries: supporting research needs and increasing usage

Dinah Baidoo is an assistant librarian at Ashesi University College in Berekuso, Ghana, and won access to a year’s subscription of SAGE Knowledge as part of the 2016 Research4Life/INASP Advocacy Competition. We’ve caught up with her to find out more about … Continue reading

Weathering the perfect storm: Librarians as partners in teaching, learning and scholarship

For National Library Week Anne Goulding, editor of the Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, speaks here about the key influences which are transforming the library: from technology, and data management, to user experience, and developing student success. Goulding ultimately … Continue reading

Integrating the digital: the challenges and opportunities for academic libraries today

For National Library Week Jane Harvell, Head of Academic Services & Special Collections at the University of Sussex library, speaks here about the biggest challenges that librarians are facing currently, how librarians and publishers can work together to overcome these … Continue reading

Spaces for debate: How important are blogs for the dissemination of research?

Over the past decade, blogging has become an influential platform for international debate and the expression of ideas. In celebration of this, the Duckie Awards, known more formally as the Online Achievement in International Studies (OAIS) Awards, highlight the biggest … Continue reading

How should Holocaust education be taught in schools?

By James Clark, Education Editor, SAGE Publishing At the official launch of Paula Cowan and Henry Maitles’ new book, Understanding and Teaching Holocaust Education, leading Holocaust education figures and scholars spoke about the role and importance of Holocaust education in … Continue reading

Supporting PhD students in the social sciences: An interview with the South East Network for Social Sciences

An interview with Professor Shamit Saggar, Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor Research at the University of Essex, by Mollie Broad, PR Executive SAGE Publishing  Late last year SAGE Publishing announced that it was to collaborate with the South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS) … Continue reading

“Faculty Perspectives on Publishing Open Access” webinar recording with extended Q&A

Why do some researchers choose to publish in open access publications while others avoid it? In honor of Open Access Week, we organized a webinar entitled “Faculty Perspectives on Publishing Open Access” with professors Alan Daly of the University of California, … Continue reading

Self-Plagiarism in the Academy

This piece was originally posted on SAGE’s Management Ink Blog here and is re-posted here with the kind permission of Management Ink Editors.  By Cynthia Nalevanko, Editor, Management INK In the March issue of Human Resource Development Review, editor Jamie L. Callahan explores this controversy in … Continue reading

6 Reasons why researchers (of any age) should get active on twitter now

By, Camille Gamboa, PR Team, SAGE US @CamilleGamboa These comments represent my personal perspective as a PR professional, a graduate student, and a researcher. While we hope SAGE Connection readers will find them helpful, they are not officially endorsed by … Continue reading

Driven by user input and discipline-specific aims, PhilPapers combines access with engagement

Guest post by Justin Bzovy and Emma Ryman, PhD students in the Philosophy Department at Western University, LSE Impact of Social Sciences blog, originally posted here. This post is part of a wider collection on Open Access Perspectives in the Humanities and Social Sciences (#HSSOA) and … Continue reading

Data sharing not only helps facilitate the process of psychology research, it is also a reflection of rigour

Guest post by Jelte Wicherts, associate professor at the Department of Methodology and Statistics of Tilburg University, LSE Impact of Social Sciences blog, originally posted here. This post is part of a wider collection on Open Access Perspectives in the Humanities and Social … Continue reading

Open Data in Economics: The Basis of Reproducible Research

Guest post by Velichka Dimitrova, project coordinator of Open Economics at the Open Knowledge Foundation, LSE Impact of Social Sciences blog, originally posted here. This post is part of a wider collection on Open Access Perspectives in the Humanities and Social Sciences … Continue reading