Founded in 1965, SAGE is the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher.
Known for our commitment to quality and innovation, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students across a broad range of subject areas.
With over 1000 employees globally from principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, and Washington DC, our publishing programme includes more than 600 journals and over 800 books, reference works and databases a year in business, humanities, social sciences, science, technology and medicine.
Believing passionately that engaged scholarship lies at the heart of any healthy society and that education is intrinsically valuable, SAGE aims to be the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher. This means playing a creative role in society by disseminating teaching and research on a global scale, the cornerstones of which are good, long-term relationships, a focus on our markets, and an ability to combine quality and innovation.
Leading authors, editors and societies should feel that SAGE is their natural home: we believe in meeting the range of their needs, and in publishing the best of their work. We are a growing company, and our financial success comes from thinking creatively about our markets and actively responding to the needs of our customers.
The SAGE Story - a little history of SAGE
Founder and Chairman
Dr. Sara Miller McCune
Publisher and Chairman
SAGE London Senior Management
President, SAGE International
Global Marketing Director
Chief Information Officer
Human Resources Director
Deputy Managing Director and Executive Vice President /Global Publishing
International Sales Director
Chief Operating Officer (COO) SAGE International
SAGE California Senior Management
Blaise R. Simqu
President & Chief Executive Officer
Executive Vice President & Managing Director Sage London
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
President, Corwin Press
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
SAGE Board of Directors
Dr. Sara Miller McCune
Publisher and Chairman
Blaise R. Simqu
President & Chief Executive Officer
Director, Vice-President, Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Chief Communications Officer, Office of the Chancellor, DC Public Schools
David J. Walsh
David F. McCune
President, University of North Texas
Believing passionately that engaged scholarship lies at the heart of any healthy society and that education is intrinsically valuable, SAGE aims to be the world's leading independent academic and professional publisher. This means playing a creative role in society by disseminating teaching and research on a global scale, the cornerstones of which are good, long-term relationships, a focus on our markets, and an ability to combine quality and innovation.
Leading authors, editors and societies should feel that SAGE is their natural home: we believe in meeting the range of their needs, and in publishing the best of their work. We are a growing company, and our financial success comes from thinking creatively about our markets and actively responding to the needs of our customers. We aim to be the envy of our competitors - to be people with high standards, who care for each other, and above all who take pride in working at SAGE.
Celebrating the Social Sciences
SAGE has been part of the global academic community for 45 years, supporting quality research that transforms society and our understanding of individuals, groups, and cultures. SAGE is the independent, innovative, natural home for scholars and educators who share our commitment and passion for the social sciences.
- The SAGE Story
- A letter from SAGE founder, Dr. Sara Miller McCune
- SAGE through the years
- View photos and images from the SAGE archives
- History Defines the Future: SAGE at 45.
A short (under 10 minute) edited video of longtime SAGE authors and editors honoring Dr. Sara Miller McCune in Santa Barbara in February
- Watch SAGE founder Dr. Sara Miller McCune discuss how SAGE became the world's leading publisher in research methods
- How SAGE has shaped research methods: a 40-year history — by John Creswell, University of Nebraska, Lincoln — a short book [PDF]
- SAGE 45th anniversary celebration in Santa Barbara
- Vice President of India addresses SAGE 45th celebration in New Delhi
- The crucial role of social science: a SAGE and British Academy workshop
- Making the case: an Academy of Social Sciences report
- SAGE sponsors the Joseph Lister Award lecture at the British Science Festival
Dr. 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. With her husband and mentor George D. McCune, Sara built SAGE into a leading independent publisher of books and journals. She currently serves as a Director of SAGE Publications Ltd, SAGE’s affiliate in London, and also of Corwin, a SAGE company that has become the premier publisher for educational administrators and teachers. In 1981, Sara and George established SAGE Publications India Private Ltd in New Delhi; in 2006, the SAGE Asia-Pacific office was opened. Each year, SAGE and its affiliates publish hundreds of peer-reviewed journals, textbooks, reference works, handbooks, research, and online content in multiple disciplines.
Sara founded the McCune Foundation in 1990 in memory of her late husband, George. The Foundation sponsors a Graduate Dissertation Fellowship in the Department of Communication at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and it also funds community grants to grassroots organizations that provide opportunities for the poor and underserved in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. Believing that research offers solutions, in 2007 Sara established the Miller-McCune Center for Research, Media, and Public Policy and currently serves as President. The Center publishes the magazine Miller-McCune, winner of awards from the Library Journal, Utne Reader, and the Society of Environmental Journalists, and the magazine’s online counterpart, miller-mccune.com.
For her enduring work in and commitment to education, research, social policy, and community service, Sara has been awarded numerous honours. These include awards from the American Evaluation Association (1988), the Knowledge Utilization Society (1993), the Anti-Defamation League and Santa Barbara B’nai B’rith Lodge (2002), and the Multiple Sclerosis Society (2004). She was named Philanthropist of the Year for Santa Barbara County in 1998 by the National Society of Fundraising Executives, and Fielding Graduate University awarded her Lifetime Fellow in 2002. In 2003, Ernst & Young chose Sara as Entrepreneur of the Year for the “Spirit of Entrepreneurship” award. She was a 2005 Alumni of the Year of the University of California, Santa Barbara, and she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Santa Barbara News Press in 2006. Most recently, Sara was named Santa Barbara Entrepreneur of the Year by the Santa Barbara Scholarship Foundation.
Sara is a Board of Directors member of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, a member of the University of California, Santa Barbara Foundation Board of Trustees, and a member of the UCSB Chancellor’s Council. From 1998 to 2009, she served on the Board of the Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts and was Chief Financial Officer for much of that period, during which the historic Granada Theatre was restored and reopened. Sara is a past President of the Santa Barbara Foundation Roundtable and a new member of the Santa Barbara Social Venture Partners, serving as a member at-large on the Executive Committee.
A graduate of Queens College of the City University of New York, Sara is the stepmother of four, the grandmother of four, and the great-grandmother of two. She resides in Montecito, California.
SAGE publishes and disseminates research and learning on a global scale, with registered publishing offices in Los Angeles, Washington DC, London, New Delhi, and Singapore.
To ensure the widest possible dissemination of our content, we work with representatives and agents across five continents. SAGE has sales offices in Beijing, Cairo, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, Seoul, and Taipei.
SAGE employs some 1000 individuals around the world. In the United States, SAGE has two main offices, with more than 380 employees based in Los Angeles, California and more than 120 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 more than 180 employees based in New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata and Hyderbad.
In the UK and Europe, SAGE employs more than 260 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 recently 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.
SAGE has been strongly adding to its presence in the Asia Pacific region since 2006, when it created a regional headquarters in Singapore. The rapid expansion of the Asia Pacific team reflects SAGE’s growth and increased distribution of books, journals and reference works in the region. The team now has 20 permanent office staff based in the regional headquarters in Singapore or in local sales offices in China (Beijing and Shanghai), Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines and Australia.