Sage Journals’ New Publishing Platform to be Launched

| May 18, 2010

According to the recent SAGE news, all 560+ SAGE journals will be migrate individually onto its new online publishing platform, supported by HighWire Press’ “2.0” technology (H2O). Some new features and functionality will include:

* Abstract preview – Mouse-over entries available from tables of contents and search results provide pop-up previews of abstracts, without leaving the page.
* Popular articles list – Most-viewed and most-cited articles lists are readily available from all pages within a journal site.
* Tag-along navigation – Content features follow alongside as users scroll down the article page.
* Pop-up references – For full-text journals, full citations pop up when you hover over reference numbers within the text of an article.
* Keyword pivot searches – For all journals, keywords are now hyperlinked and perform quick searches of that term within all content in that journal.

More changes can be viewed via the screenshots here.

SAGE’s transition to its new online publishing platform further demonstrates a trend of new web 2.0 publishing platforms for online journals. Features such as pop-up references and abstract preview might worth being considered for the future development of TCR.