SAGE is the world's 5th largest journals publisher. Our portfolio includes more than 1000 journals spanning the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology, and Medicine, and more than 400 are published on behalf of learned societies and institutions.
*From the Journal Citation Reports (Web of Science Group, 2019)
With 627 journals now ranked in the JCR, SAGE continues to experience consistent growth within the reports, achieving a 22% increase over the past five years. In this year’s reports, 90 SAGE journals have received a top 10 category rank, with 6 journals receiving their first Impact Factor (IF). 192 titles are now placed in the top 30% of the JCR, and 53% of SAGE journals are ranked within the top half of their subject category. In the 2018 release SAGE publishes the market leading journal within 16 categories shown below.
A 17% increase in coverage in the SSCI over the last five years means that there are now 420 SAGE journals in the SSCI. 69% of the SSCI journals received an increased IF, of which 11 are newly acquired titles ranked in the 2018 release. 126 journals are now placed in the top 25% of the JCR rankings for their category.
In the 2018 release SAGE publishes the market-leading journal within 14 SSCI categories: Criminology & Penology; Cultural Studies; Education & Educational Research; Education, Special; Family Studies; History; Psychology, Applied; Psychology, Multidisciplinary; Psychology, Psychoanalysis; Psychology, Social; Rehabilitation (SSCI); Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary; Social Work; and Women’s Studies.
Over the last five years, SAGE has seen a 40% increase in the number of titles in the SCI index, primarily due to strategic acquisitions and organic growth across the medical, engineering and technology disciplines, with SAGE now being marked out as one of the top five publishers of medical journals in the world. SAGE continues to significantly grow its coverage within SCI with 254 journals now ranked and 38 journals in the top 25% of their SCI category.
In the 2018 release SAGE publishes the market leading journal within 2 SCI categories: Materials Science, Characterization and Testing; and Orthopedics. By 5 year Impact Factor, SAGE publishes the market-leading journal in Materials Science, Characterization and Testing; and Orthopedics.
Ziyad Marar, President of Global Publishing at SAGE, commented:
‘We’ve been aware for a long time that social science is ill-served by the dominant metrics of measuring journal and article quality; and of the tendency to fetishize the JIF in particular, hence our decision to announce the five-year Impact Factor instead. It’s a small gesture, but the increased focus on impact in recent years has exacerbated this problem. As detailed in my recent post for the LSE Impact Blog, we are keen to help move this conversation along by convening expert voices to reflect on what is a difficult, but important issue in today’s higher education environment.”
To view highlights across the SAGE portfolio and see a listing of Impact Factors by Journal, download: