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Celebrating Open Access Week 2018

By Kathleen Sargeant, Marketing Manager, Open Access With the emergence of initiatives such as “Plan S”, open access is currently at a juncture, and as the landscape continue to change we as a community are once again shaking up how … Continue reading

Measuring research impact: the promises and limitations

  By Tara Newby, SAGE Publishing How can the impact of an academic article be measured? It seems that everyone wants to find an answer to this question – from the researcher and author teams that create research articles, to … Continue reading

Survey Asks About Sci-Hub, ResearchGate, Video Discovery

Originally published on Social Science Space Here are some factoids about scholarly publishing you might not know: Google Scholar is used more than plain old Google by scholars (but yes, Google use wins out everywhere else). Despite the explosive growth … Continue reading

How can the publishing industry respond to the rise of big data?

The rise of big data and new technology has, and continues to transform the very nature of social research. This poses challenges, and opportunities, for both the publishing industry and the research community. From the rise of ‘open and sharing’ … Continue reading

Free Webinar: Tips for Student Success with Data

Collecting, examining, and reporting with data can be a daunting task for new and seasoned researchers alike. Join SAGE for a free one-hour webinar where Data Services and Government Information Librarian, Lynda Kellam, will discuss how to best help your students … Continue reading

Peer-Review: A publisher’s perspective- part 3

In celebration of Peer Review Week 2017 we have spoken to SAGE representatives across our global offices about peer review; its value, how it is changing, as well as the ethics and the challenges surrounding the academic practice. In this … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Peer review: A good but flawed system?

From Journal of Child Health Care Peer review is a fundamental component of the process of scrutinizing a manuscript. It is not only important for ensuring the integrity of published manuscripts but also in terms of the impact it can … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: More free scholarly articles discussing peer review

Various journals SAGE is pleased to offer free access to more articles to mark Peer Review Week. How double-blind peer review works and what it takes to be a good referee Eloísa Martín Current Sociology First Published July 4, 2016 … Continue reading

Peer review: A publisher’s perspective- part 1

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. Kicking off with her thoughts … Continue reading

Introducing Peer Review Week 2017

Today marks the first day of Peer Review Week 2017, the third annual occurrence celebrating the value that peer review holds in the academic community and its role in maintaining scientific integrity, this year with the theme Transparency in Review. … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: The case of #arseniclife: Blogs and Twitter in informal peer review

From Public Understanding of Science Recent high-profile retractions from the prestigious scientific journals Nature and concerns over the ethics of a recent study on emotional contagion using the social networking site Facebook, have increased discussions among the scientific community of … Continue reading

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

Navigating user engagement and usage statistics in the library

By Kelly Nicholls, Regional Sales Manager – UK and Ireland, SAGE Publishing April saw over 400 people descend on Harrogate for the 40th UKSG conference.  UKSG is one of the only organisations that spans the entire scholarly community encompassing librarians, … Continue reading

New Social Science Bites podcast: Gary King on Big Data Analysis

It’s said that in the last two years, more data has been created than all the data that ever was created before that time. And that in two years hence, we’ll be able to say the same thing. Gary King, … Continue reading

How is educational research developing?

What does it mean to be an education researcher as we approach the 2020s? Following the launch of The BERA/ SAGE Handbook of Educational Research we’ve spoken to two of the editors, Dominic Wyse (DW) and Neil Selwyn (NS), to … Continue reading