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Advance: a Sage preprints community

SAGE Advance

Advance: a Sage preprints community allows researchers within the fields of humanities and social sciences to post their work online and free of charge. Advance welcomes a variety of preprint* types, including, but not limited to, original research, literature reviews, commentaries, and case studies. 

Advance facilitates broad dissemination of ideas earlier in the research process and extends Sage's mission of disseminating research on a global scale, in turn further supporting open science. 

Why preprints? 

  • Ensure credit for your work - accepted preprints on Advance receive a digital object identifier (DOI), allowing you to ensure credit for your research by making it available within your scholarly community in a clearly identifiable way - especially important for time-sensitive projects
  • Obtain feedback on your research - Advance includes a commenting feature allowing you to seek and receive constructive feedback from your peers. You can share your preprint via social media and email.
  • Share your research quickly - once moderated and accepted to Advance, your preprint will typically be available online within 5-6 business days allowing you to start communicating about your work and ideas quickly and boosting its online discoverability - particularly important for time sensitive projects.

Submitted research can be in any stage of its lifecycle: draft, final version or anything in between. Papers that have been accepted to be published in a journal may be submitted to Advance, as long as you have permission to do so. Once your preprint is accepted, it will be freely available online to the research community and peers and will benefit from our commenting feature. 

For more information, see Advance's Submission Guidelines

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 *A preprint is a version of a scholarly piece of research that precedes review and publication in a peer-reviewed journal and has been posted to an open-access online platform. A preprint is typically available for free, before and after the peer-reviewed version of the paper is published.