Sage is a global academic publisher of books, journals and library resources with a growing range of technologies to enable discovery, access and engagement. Believing that research and education are critical in shaping society, 24-year-old Sara Miller McCune founded Sage in 1965. Today, Sage is controlled by a group of trustees charged with maintaining its independence and mission indefinitely.
Sage’s guaranteed independence means it is:
- Free to do more. Supporting an equitable academic future, furthering disciplines that drive social change and helping social and behavioral science make an impact.
- Free to work together. Building lasting relationships, championing diverse perspectives and co-creating resources to transform teaching and learning.
- Free to think long term. Experimenting, taking risks and investing in new ideas.
Sage’s mission is building bridges to knowledge — supporting the development of ideas through the research process to scholarship that is certified, taught and applied.
The Sage story
With $500 in start-up capital, a one-room office in New York City, and the mentorship of her future husband George McCune, Sara Miller launched Sage’s first journal in 1965—the first of what now numbers more than 1000.
The new company, named after its founders, Sara and George, moved to Southern California in 1966, and within its first decade had established an office in London, the start of Sage’s international presence.
Sage is known for its commitment to the social sciences: the Little Green Book Series; an expansive reference collection; research methods journals, videos and texts; and content emphasising critical thinking, data analysis and computational tools are all published with the aim of training current and future social scientists.
When Sara passed her shares of Sage to an independent trust, she enabled the company to invest with confidence in a mission that benefits academia and society for the long-term.
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Sage’s portfolio of more than 1,100 journals, including over 200 gold open access journals, and 400 society partners, helps researchers, educators, institutions and society partners shape the future. Find out more about Sage journals today.