We just learned about a new open access publication from the SAGE publishing company, called SAGE Open.
“SAGE Open publishes peer-reviewed, original research and review articles in an interactive, open-access format. With more than 400 manuscripts already submitted since January 1, 2011, articles span the full spectrum of the social and behavioral sciences and the humanities.” Learn more.
We’re excited to see the publishing world making a greater commitment to open access, and hope to see the trend continue. Open access refers to free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals (www.doaj.org/). It’s an especially important way to disseminate scholarly information, as fewer library budgets are able to cope with escalating journal costs.
Here’s a sampling of articles from the first issue of SAGE Open:
- A Transformative Collegiate Discourse by Evan Ortlieb
- Lars and the Real Girl: Lifelike Positive Transcendence by Ted Remington
- Fostering Collaborative and Interdisciplinary Research in Adult Education: Interactive Resource Guides and Tools by Elizabeth Anne Erichsen and Cheryl Goldenstein
- Intangible Heritage of Standard English Learners: The “Invisible” Subgroup in the United States of America? Implications for Closing the Achievement Gap by Ogo Okoye-Johnson
- Designing for Explanation in Health Care Applications of Expert Systems by Keith W. Darlington
- Personal Meaning Orientations and Psychosocial Adaptation in Older Adults by Gary T. Reker and Louis C. Woo