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Sage Publications

Sage Publications
SAGE Publications logo
Status Active
Founded 1965 (1965)
Founder Sara Miller McCune and George D. McCune
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location Thousand Oaks, California
Distribution Worldwide
Key people Blaise R. Simqu, Mike Soules, Sara Miller McCune
Publication types Academic books, journals, and reference products
Nonfiction topics Social science, Science, Medicine, Humanities, Technology
Imprints Corwin, CQ Press, Pine Forge Press, Learning Matters
Official website
2008 conference booth

Sage Publications is an independent publishing company founded in 1965 in New York by Sara Miller McCune. Sage has more than 1,500 employees globally from principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC, and Boston. Sage’s publishing program includes more than 800 journals and over 800 books,[1] reference works and electronic products covering business, humanities, social sciences, science, technology and medicine.

Sage also owns and publishes under four imprints: Corwin Press[2] (since 1990), CQ Press[3] (since 2008) Learning Matters[4] (since 2011), and Adam Matthew Digital (since 2012).[5]

In 2012 Sage was named the Independent Publishers Guild Academic and Professional Publisher of the Year.[6]


Sara Miller McCune is executive chairman of Sage Publications, which she founded in 1965 in New York City. The company moved to Southern California in 1966. McCune remained president for 18 years and became chairman in 1984, developing the company with her husband George D. McCune.

Sage Publications was a founding member of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association when it was established in 2008.[7] In November 2013 Sage's membership was placed under review for six months after a Sage journal, the Journal of International Medical Research, published a false and intentionally flawed paper created and submitted by a reporter for Science as part of a "sting" to test the effectiveness of the peer-review processes of open access journals (see Who's Afraid of Peer Review?).[8] Sage's membership was reinstated at the end of the review period following changes to the journal's editorial processes.[9]


Sage sponsors a social networking service called "Methodspace" that is intended "for the community of researchers, from students to professors, engaged in research methods."[10]

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  1. ^ "Sage Publications". Sage at a glance. Sage Publications. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Sage Imprints". Sage Imprints Page. Sage Publications. Retrieved 1 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Sage Publications USA acquires CQ Press from Times Publishing Co — May 30, 2008 - M&A Deal Snapshot". Retrieved 2010-08-08. 
  4. ^ "Sage acquires Learning Matters". The Bookseller. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
  5. ^ Verma, Henrietta (October 11, 2012). "SAGE Acquires Adam Matthew". Reviews. Library Journal. 
  6. ^ Shine, Bridget (March 2012). "The IPG Independent Publishing Awards 2012". Independent Publishers Guild. Archived from the original on 14 April 2012. Retrieved 25 September 2013. IPG Academic & Professional Publisher of the Year - SAGE 
  7. ^ Brynko, Barbara (June 2011). "Simqu: Leading the Change at SAGE Publications". Information Today. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  8. ^ Malakoff, David (11 November 2013). "Open-Access Group Sanctions Three Publishers After Science 'Sting'". Science Insider. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  9. ^ Shaffi, Sarah (29 April 2014). "OASPA reinstates Sage membership". The Bookseller. Retrieved 29 April 2014. 
  10. ^ "About this space,", (accessed 24 March 2013)

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