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SAGE is an international, leading publisher of 70 titles in Engineering, Materials Science and Computing. The collection includes the 18 journals of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers alongside other essential research from a diverse range of subjects including rehabilitation and assistive technologies, mechanical engineering and polymer materials. The collection now features the leading open access journal in its field, Advances in Mechanical Engineering.

Manuscript Submission

Please ensure the manuscript…

  • Is a Word file (.doc or .docx) or TeX file.
  • Conforms to the appropriate style throughout (APA, AMA, etc.).
  • Is the final version for publication, with developmental editing completed.
  • Includes title, short title, abstract, and keywords.
  • Includes names, e-mails, affiliations, degrees, and biographies for ALL authors and a mailing address for the corresponding author.

Issue Production

Adherence to issue due dates is imperative to ensure on-time issue publication, as this can affect your journal’s institutional subscriptions, impact factor, and subscription revenue. Please remember the following for smooth sailing through issue production:

Page Budgets

Your journal has a contractual number of pages allowed per volume. Maintaining awareness of your page usage (both when accepting manuscripts and planning issues) is important for optimizing publication schedules and minimizing extra costs. Exceeding your page budget can be costly and we strive to help you keep your journal within its page budget:

Who to Contact

In matters relating to your journal, you may need to contact several people at SAGE.
To route your questions, comments, suggestions, or needs to the appropriate person, please use this guide.

New Journal Proposals

To submit a journal launch proposal, please download our Proposal Guidelines for a New Journal launch at SAGE.

Authors, Editors and Societies in North America should contact:

Eric Moran
Vice President, Research

Authors, Editors and Societies in UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa should contact:

Increasing Citations and Improving Your Impact Factor

What You Can Do to Increase Citations and Improve Your Impact Factor

Quantitative metrics are important in the evaluation of scholarly research as universities, governments, and funding bodies try to find ways to make their hiring, funding, and investment decisions based on measurable criteria. This has had a significant effect on journals publishing, with the well-known Impact Factor functioning as a ready-made, albeit controversial, indicator of the quality and significance of a published piece of work.

Making the Most of Your Editorial Board

Editorial boards are an essential and valuable resource for journals, but members typically have other responsibilities and often sit on the editorial boards of competing journals. How do you make sure you are using your board effectively?

Publishing Quality Content

How to Attract and Publish High Quality Content

Below are some ideas on encouraging submissions to your journal which you may like to discuss with your SAGE editor.