Sage launches networking sites

Sage has launched two new online community networking sites so students and researchers can interact and share information.<br /><br />The academic publisher launched, for criminology and criminal justice students or researchers; and, for those involved with media studies and communication. The sites are free to join and allow users to discuss issues in the forum, read free content from selected Sage books and journals, view podcasts and videos and also find information on relevant events, jobs, funding and training.<br /><br />Jayne Marks, Sage vice president and editorial director, Library Information Group, said: &quot;What we have found through our own research and implementation of social media is that researchers are looking for a space online to interact with peers and share information. We believe these discipline networks will become the go-to place for their collaboration needs online.&quot;<br /><br />Sage launched a research methods network, Methodspace, in March, which has now got more than 7,500 members globally.