SAGE Publishing, formerly SAGE Publications, is an independent publishing company founded in 1965 in New York by Sara Miller McCune and now based in Newbury Park, California. It publishes more than 1,000 journals, more than 800 books a year, reference works and electronic products covering business, humanities, social sciences, science, technology and medicine. SAGE also owns and publishes under the imprints of Corwin Press (since 1990), CQ Press (since 2008), Learning Matters (since 2011), and Adam Matthew Digital (since 2012). It has more than 2,000 employees in its principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington, D.C., and Melbourne.


SAGE was founded in 1965 in New York City by Sara Miller (later Sara Miller McCune) with Macmillan Publishers executive George D. McCune as a "mentor"; the name of the company is an acronym formed from the first letters of their given names. SAGE relocated to Southern California in 1966, after Miller and McCune married; McCune left Macmillan to formally join the company at that time. Sara Miller McCune remained president for 18 years, shifting to board chairman in 1984 (and still retains the title of executive chairman). The couple continued to develop the company together until George McCune's death in 1990. In 2018, SAGE reported a mean 2017 gender pay gap of 13.1% for its UK workforce, while the median was 10.3%. In 2019, products by SAGE like Lean have faced opposition by part of the academic community for being owned by a for-profit, as opposed to open data, open source and non-profit products like Unpaywall which facilitates usage of open access works. In March 2021, SAGE published ''The SAGE Encyclopedia of Trans Studies'', which contains more than 300 articles related to or directly about transgender issues.

OASPA membership

SAGE Publishing was a founding member of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) when it was established in 2008. In November 2013, OASPA reviewed SAGE's membership after the ''Journal of International Medical Research'' accepted a false and intentionally flawed paper created and submitted by a reporter for the journal ''Science'' as part of a "sting" to test the effectiveness of the peer-review processes of open access journals . SAGE's membership was reinstated at the end of the six month review period following changes to the journal's editorial processes.


SAGE has acquired a number of other companies, including: *Pion Limited, founded in 1959 by Adam Gelbtuch and John Ashby, was the publisher of four journals in the ''Environment and Planning'' series. SAGE acquired Pion in May 2015. *Global Village Publishing, which develops software and services for electronic publishing, was acquired by SAGE in May 2018. *Talis, an educational technology company which developed the learning management system Talis Aspire, was acquired by SAGE in August 2018.

See also

* Journals published by SAGE * ''Cambridge University Press v. Patton'', a long-running copyright infringement case in which SAGE Publications is suing Georgia State University for faculty providing excerpts of materials to students


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