Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Social Networking + Academic Publisher

Academic Publisher Unveils Social-Networking Service for Social Sciences:
A major academic publisher is pushing further into the social-networking business. Sage Publications today unveiled a Facebook-like site for social scientists, called socialsciencespace, with the goal of bringing together academics, agency officials, and policy makers through forums, blogs, and other user-generated content. Sage already runs similar sites for research methods, criminology, and media studies and communication.

Sage is working in partnership with academic societies to provide content and promote events on the site. Its listed partners, which include the Academy of Social Sciences and the British Sociological Association, are all based in Britain, but Sage plans to work with organizations in the United States as well, says Mary Kay Jezzini, a company spokeswoman.

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