ResearchGate and Sage expand Journal Home partnership to cover 100 journals

ResearchGate, the professional network for researchers, and Sage, a leading global academic publisher, are excited to announce an expanded partnership that promises greater research impact for Sage open access journals’ authors. This collaboration more than doubles the number of open access Sage journals now available through ResearchGate’s Journal Home, bringing the total to 100.  

The expanded agreement builds on an initial collaboration that began in January 2023, and now includes all frontlist and backlist content from open access journals covering a broad range of disciplines. The version-of-record for more than 85,000 open access articles from these 100 journals will now be available to ResearchGate’s 25 million-plus researcher members, with new articles from these journals to be made available through ResearchGate upon publication.

Participating journals will have their content automatically uploaded to ResearchGate, and will benefit from the unique features of ResearchGate’s Journal Home. This includes dedicated journal profiles, clear visibility of journal communities and enhanced branding across the platform. Additionally all associated article pages and other key points of interaction with ResearchGate members will prominently feature the journals’ branding and links to their profile(s). This strategic placement will significantly boost the visibility of these journals and their content among key global audiences of authors and readers – enhancing their reach and impact within the academic community. 

Authors publishing in these journals will see their articles automatically added to their profiles on ResearchGate, removing the need for them to manually manage this themselves. This integration will provide valuable insights to authors, including readership and citation data, allowing them to measure the impact of their work, and provide journals with the ability to even better connect with their readers. 

“We’re excited to continue our collaboration with ResearchGate to expand readership and accessibility for more of our journals with ResearchGate’s highly engaged community,” said Jane Makoff, Global VP of Marketing, Sage Publishing. “ResearchGate users will receive access to high quality Sage content across a diverse range of disciplines from nursing to neurology, all of which has been published using our hallmark robust peer review process. We also look forward to welcoming new authors to the Sage community through this partnership, and introducing them to the specialist author support we offer.” 

“It’s thrilling to see Sage take this next step with ResearchGate after this first year working together,” said Sören Hofmayer, Chief Strategy Officer at ResearchGate. “As a leading independent scholarly publisher, Sage’s genuine appetite to increase the accessibility of research for real world impact reflects ResearchGate’s mission to connect researchers, open up research, and make a better world for all. I look forward to seeing this partnership continue to go from strength to strength.”