Category Archives: Opinions

‘Open in order to…’- 5 OA editors respond

By Kimberley Simpson, Marketing Executive, Open Access, SAGE Publishing Open Access Week has become a key fixture of the academic calendar, marked every year to collectively discuss, debate and strategize the opportunities and challenges posted by OA as a global … Continue reading

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Peer review: A publisher’s perspective- part 2

In celebration of Peer Review Week 2017, we’ve asked representatives from across SAGE’s global offices to share their thoughts on peer review. Their responses varied from its value, the ethics and challenges, to its future. Second is Tessa Pickett, Executive Director, STM … Continue reading

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A roadmap for peer review: Revisiting Erica Frank’s 1996 suggestions

In 1996 Dr. Erica Frank wrote a series of editor-reviewer “ideal” communications. Revisiting these suggestions, Michael Blades editor of the journal Applied Spectroscopy, explores if over two decades later the notion of the “still-imperfect art” of peer review remains the … Continue reading

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Journalistic integrity and academic inquiry in a post-truth era

Following this year’s British Journalism Review Charles Wheeler Award, Hannah Settle, Assistant Editor for Humanities & Social Science Journals, SAGE Publishing, explores how academic research supports journalism. “Integrity, authority, humanity and evidence. Are there better words in the lexicon of journalists?” … Continue reading

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An interview with a COPE Co-Chair on Publication Ethics

Connecting with the Community interview with Geraldine Pearson By Mimi Nguyen, Marketing Manager, SAGE Publishing Geraldine Pearson is an associate professor at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and the editor of the Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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“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

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