SAGE Releases Collection of Free Resources from Their 2020 TAA Award-Winning Titles | SAGE Publications Inc

“SAGE Publishing has opened resources from six titles that received 2020 Textbook Awards from the Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA). Materials from the winning texts (see the full list of titles below) support online teaching and learning and include videos, webinars, author interviews, and more. 

A new landing page with the featured resources joins SAGE’s other various initiatives to provide free content for the teaching, learning, and research community during the COVID-19 pandemic, including free-to-access courseware, research, and digital textbooks. …”

Library resources to support online learning | SAGE Publications Inc

“SAGE is offering free 90-day access to any library interested in providing SAGE Video, SAGE Research Methods Video and SAGE Knowledge Books & Reference to their faculty and students. Complete this form, and we will make every effort to grant you institution-wide access within 24 hours.

Additionally, we are participating in a program from ProQuest to provide unlimited access to Ebooks Central holdings (textbooks and reference materials) for all patrons at no charge. And we have created a dedicated site with resources and access information for eBooks and courseware for instructors transitioning to teaching online for instructors transitioning to teaching online….”

SAGE launches portal to streamline open access publishing process

“SAGE Publishing announces the launch of a new portal that enables authors, consortia, libraries, and funders to manage the open access publishing workflow. Named the SAGE Open Access Portal, the platform currently supports SAGE Choice, the publisher’s hybrid Open Access (OA) publishing option, for 900+ journals. Later in 2020, it will be extended to support SAGE’s 180+ pure Gold OA journals….”

SAGE Publishing supplies full-text articles to Publications Router | Jisc scholarly communications

“SAGE Publishing, one of the world’s leading independent academic and professional publishers, is now supplying full-text content to Jisc’s Publications Router service. The research articles, which span a wide range of subject areas, are then distributed to institutions and automatically ingested into their open repositories, enabling them to capture and disseminate the outputs of their researchers….”

Where are we now?

“The results of publicly funded research must be freely available to all. By 2020, universities want to make all peer-reviewed articles by Dutch researchers open-access publications as standard. Following a request by the government, in 2013 the VSNU formulated a plan to achieve this goal.

‘The Dutch universities’ strategy is unique on the international stage,’ says Koen Becking, executive open-access negotiator for the VSNU and Executive Board President at Tilburg University. Together with Tim van der Hagen, Executive Board President at Delft University of Technology, and Anton Pijpers, Executive Board President at Utrecht University, he leads executive negotiations with the major publishing houses….

The Dutch approach is such a success because the universities have formed a single negotiating body and are supported by the government. In this regard, Becking refers to the government’s open-access policy, which was continued by the new government in 2017….”

 

Why has SAGE apparently shuttered over a quarter of the Libertas Academica journals it acquired in 2016?

“In September 2016 Sage announced that it had acquired the full journal portfolio of the open access publisher Libertas Academica (LA), which it said consisted of 83 titles….

What the press release did not say is that Libertas Academica had at one time been on Beall’s list of “Potential, possible, or probable predatory” publishers….

[David Ross, SAGE Publishing’s Executive Director of Open Access] added, “I can assure you that the standards of the journals published … would satisfy even the most stringent definitions of peer review.”

Why then last Friday did the archival service PORTICO announce that 21 LA journals have been “triggered” in Portico as they are “no longer available through any online platform.” I take this to mean that the journals have been discontinued….”

Sage is latest publisher to warn of China censorship pressures

“Another leading academic publisher has been warned that it may have to censor in China or be forced out of the market, as Beijing intensifies its control over foreign education and publishing.

Sage Publishing, a US-based company that produces more than 1,000 academic journals, said it had not yet received a formal request to “remove or block access to certain documents or content within China”….

China has extended its censorship campaign to foreign publishers this year, as part of President Xi Jinping’s wider crackdown on dissent and criticism. Before Sage, only three other global academic publishers have admitted to facing pressure from Beijing’s censors.

The International Publishers’ Association, a global trade body, said that China was putting the industry in an “impossible situation” where publishers must compromise their commitment to free speech or risk losing access to one of the world’s biggest markets.
 
The climate of fear is spreading beyond China, with Allen & Unwin, a prominent Australian publisher, recently dropping a book about rising Chinese influence in Australia because of concerns about possible reprisals from Beijing….”
 

Sage is latest publisher to warn of China censorship pressures

“Another leading academic publisher has been warned that it may have to censor in China or be forced out of the market, as Beijing intensifies its control over foreign education and publishing.

Sage Publishing, a US-based company that produces more than 1,000 academic journals, said it had not yet received a formal request to “remove or block access to certain documents or content within China”….

China has extended its censorship campaign to foreign publishers this year, as part of President Xi Jinping’s wider crackdown on dissent and criticism. Before Sage, only three other global academic publishers have admitted to facing pressure from Beijing’s censors.

The International Publishers’ Association, a global trade body, said that China was putting the industry in an “impossible situation” where publishers must compromise their commitment to free speech or risk losing access to one of the world’s biggest markets.
 
The climate of fear is spreading beyond China, with Allen & Unwin, a prominent Australian publisher, recently dropping a book about rising Chinese influence in Australia because of concerns about possible reprisals from Beijing….”