Earlier this week, Jim Gilden, Editor, SAGE Open Sales, took part in two panel discussions on Open Access publishing in the humanities and social sciences as part of the extensive Open Access Week Activities conducted by both Rutgers and Northeastern University.
Jim’s presentations focused on open access initiatives for libraries and showcased our open access publication SAGE Open, which launched last spring (2011). Thus far the journal has had more than 1,200 submissions from 62 countries and has presently had over 116,800 full text downloads. Speaking to faculty, students and librarians, Jim provided an overview of the journal, sharing responses to the journal and a detailed overview of submission and acceptance rates as well as an indicator of the type of content that is being read.
Jim appeared alongside a panel of prolific OA speakers at Rutgers University including; Helen Berman, Director of the Open Access Protein Databank; Nancy Kranich, Lecturer Rutgers University School of Communication and past President of the American Library Association and both Hillary Corbett, Northeastern’s Scholarly Communication Librarian and Todd Hummell, BioMed Centall at Northeastern University.
The full version of the presentation is available here.