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Executive Leadership

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Sara Miller-McCune
Founder and Executive Chair
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Blaise R. Simqu
President and Chief Executive Officer
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Chris Hickok
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
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John Shaw
Chief Technology Officer
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Tracey Ozmina
Chief Operating Officer
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Katharine Jackson
Executive Vice President, SAGE Limited
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Stephen Barr
President, SAGE International

Company Ownership

Sage Publications is privately owned by its co-founder Sara Miller McCune

Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers and Acquisitions for SAGE

Documents or articles featuring SAGE

Breeding, Marshall. SAGE Publishing Expands Its Tech Offerings. October 2018. Smart Libraries Newsletter. There has been a strong trend in recent years for publishers to become involved with technologies supporting the broader scholarly communications process. SAGE Publishing has likewise joined this trend. Throughout its business history, SAGE Publishing has consistently expanded its portfolio of publications and its international involvement, both through launching new publications and through acquisitions. The company has increasingly been involved in open access publications. This year, SAGE has also ventured in to the technology arena, through the acquisitions of Talis and Lean Library and with the launch of the Advance preprint archiving service.

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News Announcements

December 8, 2021. SAGE Publishing founder Sara Miller McCune passes control of SAGE to the SAGE-SMM Trust. SAGE Publishing founder and owner Sara Miller McCune has signed over her voting shares and control of the company to the independent SAGE-SMM Trust. The move takes an irrevocable step towards her long-standing estate plan goal of ensuring SAGE remains an independent company focused on its mission to build bridges to knowledge through educational and research publishing.

December 2, 2021. SAGE Publishing and Bodyswaps launch virtual reality resource for health and social care training. SAGE Publishing is partnering with Bodyswaps, an award-winning virtual reality (VR) platform, to launch a cutting-edge resource for health and social care training. The Mental Health Practitioner VR experience supports students in developing soft skills through an immersive virtual environment, representing a first step into a new generation of learning.

August 11, 2021. Funded by SAGE Publishing, new software tool Empirica will make online experiment design more accessible for social scientists. Six innovative software tools benefitting the social and behavioral sciences will receive SAGE Publishing's 2021 SAGE Concept Grants, with £15,000 awarded to Empirica, a customizable virtual lab platform for conducting human-participant experiments. An additional five seed grants of £2,000 will enable the development of earlier-stage tools that support research methods in the social sciences.

July 21, 2021. Lean Library partners with Ex Libris to bring Primo and Summon discovery further into the patron workflow. Lean Library, a SAGE Publishing company, announced its partnership with Ex Libris, a ProQuest company and the provider of the Ex Libris Primo® and Summon® library discovery services. The Lean Library–Ex Libris collaboration enables users to query their library's Primo or Summon service from wherever they start their search online, on sites such as Google, Google Scholar or Wikipedia. For example, when a patron is using Google Scholar to search for content, the Lean Library browser extension enables them to surface relevant results from their library's instance of Primo or Summon, directly alongside the Google Scholar results.

July 15, 2021. SAGE enters three-year partnership with Universal Write Publications to publish African- and Black-centered titles. SAGE Publishing and Universal Write Publications LLC (UWP) signed an agreement for SAGE to sponsor nine titles to support the growth of UWP, a Black-owned social science publishing company. Through the publication and promotion of academic books and articles, UWP represents voices of the Academic Diaspora to broaden worldviews through research that uses interdisciplinary theories with an emphasis on African- and Black-centered scholarship.

May 20, 2021. Lean Library partners with EBSCO Information Services to bring library search into Google Scholar and other parts of the patron workflow. Lean Library, a browser extension from SAGE Publishing that delivers library services directly into the patron's workflow, is pleased to announce its partnership with EBSCO Information Services, leveraging EBSCO Discovery Service™. The partnership will give libraries the ability to deliver relevant search results from their library to patrons ‘in the workflow', on academic resources and websites including Google Scholar.

July 27, 2020. The University of Southampton adopts Talis Aspire to improve the online student experience of digital resources. The University of Southampton has adopted Talis Aspire as they focus on the use of digital resources. They aim to improve students' experience of accessing online resources with reading lists in Talis Aspire. The library will also benefit from streamlined workflows to enhance the resourcing and acquisitions processes.

July 22, 2020. New Lean Library App Helps Patrons Conduct Research On The Go. Lean Library, a browser extension from SAGE Publishing that delivers library services directly into the patron's workflow, has launched a new mobile app, Academic Browser, to further improve remote access.

February 4, 2020. SAGE signing a transformative agreement with Sweden’s Bibsam Consortium. SAGE Publishing is signing a new open access publishing agreement with Bibsam Consortium, serving 42 of the member institutions including universities, university colleges, and government funded research institutions.

October 22, 2019. SAGE announces new open access publishing agreement with UNC-Chapel Hill Libraries. SAGE Publishing announces an open access pilot program with the University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Beginning in 2020, the program will grant UNC-Chapel Hill access to SAGE Journals and provide funding to cover article publishing fees for University researchers to make their SAGE research articles fully open access.

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Corporate Chronology

Sep 11, 2018 SAGE Publishing acquires Lean Library
SAGE Publishing has acquired technology start-up Lean Library and its associated products to promote the value of the academic library to patrons and bring library services directly into the patron's workflow via their web browser. The Lean Library browser extension provides seamless, one-click access to all licensed library resources, both on and off campus, and offers up legal routes to discover open access full text. At the same time, the service enables libraries to promote their services exactly when and where they are needed by delivering targeted, customisable messages directly into users' workflows.

Aug 2018 SAGE Publishing acquires Talis Group Ltd
Talis has been acquired by SAGE Publishing, a leading global and independent academic publisher. SAGE Publishing will provide Talis with the opportunity to expand into new markets whilst maintaining their existing relationships with customers and partners. Talis will continue to be run as a separate business by its existing management as a SAGE company from its offices in Birmingham UK.

Apr 2018 SAGE Publishing acquires software and services developer GVPi
SAGE Publishing has today announced the acquisition of Global Village Publishing (GVPi), a software and services provider specializing in the delivery of customized digital publishing solutions.

Nov 2016 Lean Library founded by Johan Tilstra and Jan Thij Bakker

Apr 2016 SAGE Publishing acquires full portfolio of IP Publishing
SAGE Publishing purchases the full journal portfolio of academic journals publisher, IP Publishing Ltd. IP Publishing Ltd is an independent company specializing in the publication of referred academic and professional journals within the humanities and social sciences.

Jan 2016 SAGE Publishing makes investment in Publons
SAGE Publishing announces that it has led an investment round for a minority stake in Publons with additional participation by existing investors. Known for its mission to use peer review to speed up science, Publons will remain completely independent and publisher-neutral following this investment, allowing for continued participation from other parties.

May 28, 2015 SAGE Publications acquires Pion Limited
SAGE announced the purchase of Pion Limited, independent publisher of high quality academic journals founded by Adam Gelbtuch and John Ashby in 1959.

Feb 26, 2015 SAGE acquires The Goodwin Group International
SAGE, the global independent scholarly and professional publisher, announced today the acquisition of The Goodwin Group International, LLC, publisher of MD Conference Express, the first publication to subject medical conference highlights to the rigorous test of peer review.

Dec 09, 2014 SAGE Publications acquires Baywood Publishing Company
SAGE announced the purchase of 19 journals from Baywood Publishing Company, Inc. With this acquisition, SAGE will publish journals in counseling, gerontology & aging, health & healthcare, education, anthropology, beginning in 2015. Baywood Publishing Company, Inc. has published scholarly and professional journals and books in the social sciences and humanities for more than 50 years.

Aug 08, 2014 SAGE Publications acquires Symposium Journals
SAGE purchased Symposium Journals, adding nine titles to its education portfolio;

Jul 03, 2014 SAGE Publications acquires Vathek Publishing
SAGE announced the purchase of legal journal publisher, Vathek Publishing. Vathek Publishing, incorporated in the Isle of Man in 2000 by Lilli Waterford, is best known for supporting academics and law practitioners with cutting edge research and practical evaluation.

Oct 05, 2012 SAGE Publications acquires Adam Matthew
SAGE has acquired Adam Matthew Digital and Adam Matthew Education. The acquisition was concluded on 5th October 2012 and was officially announced on Thursday 11th October. There will be no changes to the Adam Matthew team or structure. The business will continue to operate from its offices in Marlborough, Wiltshire and Chicago, Illinois under its existing management team who will continue to maintain all existing customer relationships

Aug 01, 2011 SAGE Publications acquires Learning Matters
SAGE acquired Learning Matters, a leading publisher of market focused books and e-Books for professional and vocational courses in education, social work, nursing, and health. Founded in 1999, Learning Matters is a leading publisher of market focused books and ebooks for professional and vocational courses in education, social work, nursing and health.

2011 SAGE Publications launches Research Methods as its first online resource for research methods

May 2008 SAGE Publications acquires CQ Press
SAGE acquired CQ Press, the book-publishing unit of Washington-based Congressional Quarterly. In May 2008, CQ Press was acquired by SAGE, a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets.

Jun 12, 2006 SAGE Publications acquires Hodder Arnold Journals
SAGE Publications and Hodder Education announce the acquisition by SAGE Publications of Hodder Arnold's journals list, incorporating 33 titles. The Arnold list complements SAGE's existing portfolio of over 400 academic and professional journals and enhances significantly its offering in the medical market.

Jun 2006 Follett Corporation acquires Sagebrush Corporation
Follett Corporation acquires Sagebrush Corporation. The newly formed separate company was not part of the sale.

Mar 2006 Sagebrush Educational Resources acquires Turtleback Books
Sagebrush Educational Resources acquires Turtleback Books from Demco Media.

2006 Kevin Muha and Michael Sisolak acquire Global Village Publishing from its founders

Aug 2004 Goodwin Group International founded by Jennifer Goodwin Schünemann
The Goodwin Group International, LLC works to overcome geographic, technological and linguistic barriers to connect physicians around the world with the state-of-the-art in clinical practice. We work with world renowned institutions such as the American Heart Association, the European Association for the Study of Diabetes and the European League Against Rheumatic Illness to bring peer-reviewed news from major medical meetings to doctors around the globe.

2004 SAGE Publications discontinues Scolari software division

2004 SAGE Publications appoints Blaise Simqu as Chief Executive Officer

Sep 2001 SAGE Publications acquires Technomic
Sage Publications has acquired 20 journals and seven newsletters from Technomic that cover the fields of environmental sciences, food science and technology, materials science and pharmaceutical sciences.. The Technomic imprint included over 20 engineering journals. Sage Publications has acquired 20 journals and seven newsletters from Technomic that cover the fields of environmental sciences, food science and technology, materials science and pharmaceutical sciences.

2001 SAGE Publications launches SAGE REFERENCE

Aug 1999 Sagebrush Technologies acquires Winnebago Software Company
Sagebrush Technologies announces it will acquire Winnebago Software Company. Jeb Griffith exits. Sagebrush now employs 600 with $75 million revenue.

1999 SAGE Publications appoints Michael Melody as Chief Executive Officer

1999 Learning Matters founded
Founded in 1999, Learning Matters has become one of the UK’s leading independent academic publishers. We publish books and ebooks for professional and vocational courses studied at universities and colleges.

Sep 1998 Sagebrush acquires Nichols Advanced Technologies
Sagebrush acquires Nichols Advanced Technologies from Bruce Butler.

1998 SAGE Publications acquires Paul Chapman Publishing

1995 SAGE Publications establishes Scolari software division
Scolari software division was created to market several qualitative data analysis products, including NUD.IST, NVivo, SAGE/SAGE Research Methods Database of Social Research Methodology on CD-ROM, Diction, and Decision Explorer.

Jan 01, 1994 Sagebrush acquires Catalog Card Company
Sagebrush acquires 100% of Catalog Card Company from NCS for $2.35 million. Catalog Card Company operates under the name Library Services Company

1992 SAGE Publications establishes Pine Forge Press
Pine Forge Press was launched as a social science textbook imprint for the midlevel undergraduate curriculum.

1990 SAGE Publications launches Corwin
IN 1990, SAGE launched Corwin with a vision to assist administrators and teachers to be more effective in improving student learning and achievement.

1990 IP Publishing Ltd established by John Edmondson
IP Publishing Ltd is an independent company that specializes in the publication of refereed academic and professional journals.

1988 GVPi founced by William H. Donellan

1981 SAGE Publications India Pvt. Ltd. established in New Delhi

1971 SAGE Publications, Ltd. established in London

1965 SAGE Publications founded by Sara McCune

1945 Nelson Poynter founds Congressional Quarterly