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Sage Publications
SAGE Publications logo
Status Active
Founded 1965 (1965)
Founder Sara Miller McCune and George D. McCune
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location Thousand Oaks, California
Distribution Worldwide
Key people Blaise R. Simqu, Mike Soules, Sara Miller McCune
Publication types Academic books, journals, and reference products
Nonfiction topics Social science, Science, Medicine, Humanities, Technology
Imprints Corwin, CQ Press, Pine Forge Press, Learning Matters
Official website
2008 conference booth

Sage Publications is an independent publishing company founded in 1965 in New York by Sara Miller McCune. Sage has more than 1,000 employees globally from principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, and Washington DC. Sage’s publishing program includes more than 650 journals and over 800 books,[1] reference works and electronic products a year in business, humanities, social sciences, science, technology and medicine.

Sage also owns and publishes under three imprints: Corwin Press[2] (since 1990), CQ Press[3] (since 2008) and Learning Matters[4] (since 2011).

In 2012 Sage was named the Independent Publishers Guild Academic and Professional Publisher of the Year.[5]


Sara Miller McCune[edit]

Sara Miller McCune is Executive Chairman of Sage Publications and President of the McCune Foundation. She founded Sage in 1965 in New York City and moved the company to Southern California in 1966, serving as its President for 18 years and becoming its Chairman in 1984, developing the company with her husband George D. McCune. She currently serves as a Director of Sage Publications Ltd, Sage’s affiliate in London, and also of Corwin Press.


Year Event
1965 Sage granted its corporate charter in New York City. Urban Affairs Quarterly is the first journal to be published nine months later.
1966 Sara Miller moves to California, marries George McCune, forming the union that inspired the company’s name -- SAra and GEorge (Sage).
1971 Sage Publications, Ltd. established in London.
1981 Sage Publications India Pvt. Ltd. established in New Delhi. Sage London publishing program launched.
1986 Sage corporate headquarters in California moves from Beverly Hills to Thousand Oaks.
1990 Corwin Press launched as a Sage imprint.
1995 Sage extends journals program into science, technology and medicine.
1998 First Sage journals content online. Paul Chapman Publishing joins Sage.
2001 Sage Reference launched.
2003 Sage Full-Text Collections databases launched.
2004 Sage Journals platform launched in partnership with HighWire Press.

Lucky Duck Publishing acquired and published as a Sage series.

2006 Sage Asia-Pacific established in Singapore.
2008 CQ Press acquired as an imprint of Sage.
2010 Sage acquires the journals publishing programme of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
2011 Learning Matters is acquired as a Sage imprint.

Offices and employees[edit]

Sage employs around 1,000 people worldwide. In the United States, Sage has two offices, with about 390 employees based near Los Angeles, California and about 110 in Washington DC. Sage also has sales representatives and agents based across North and South America in Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Mexico City, and Rio de Janeiro.

Sage has recently expanded its North American team with Canadian representatives in Vancouver and Toronto, as a result of continued growth in this market in recent years. There is also a Sage editor based in Canada, enabling the company to expand its existing publishing in the region.

In India, where Sage has held a publishing company since 1981, there are around 230 employees based in New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata and Hyderbad.

In the UK and Europe, Sage employs around 340 people in London and Peterborough, with agents across Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland and Greece. Sage also has employees based in the Netherlands and Sweden covering the Benelux region and Scandinavia.

Sage has also opened an office in Cairo and extended its team to cover both books and journals across the Middle East and North African regions. As part of its coverage of the African continent Sage also has an agent based in Johannesburg covering Southern Africa.

The team now has over 30 permanent office staff based in the regional headquarters in Singapore or in local sales offices in China (Beijing and Shanghai), Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Malaysia, Brazil, the Philippines and Australia.


Sage sponsors a social networking service called "Methodspace" that is intended "for the community of researchers, from students to professors, engaged in research methods."[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Sage Publications". Sage at a glance. Sage Publications. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Sage Imprints". Sage Imprints Page. Sage Publications. Retrieved 1 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Sage Publications USA acquires CQ Press from Times Publishing Co — May 30, 2008 - M&A Deal Snapshot". Retrieved 2010-08-08. 
  4. ^ "Sage acquires Learning Matters". The Bookseller. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
  5. ^ Shine, Bridget (March 2012). "The IPG Independent Publishing Awards 2012". Independent Publishers Guild. Archived from the original on 14 April 2012. Retrieved 25 September 2013. "IPG Academic & Professional Publisher of the Year - SAGE" 
  6. ^ "About this space,", (accessed 24 March 2013)

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