Taken from the SAGE website!
London (April 9 2015)- SAGE, one of the world’s leading independent and academic publishers, has today announced that it is to publish the International Journal of Stroke,the official journal of the World Stroke Organization (WSO) incorporating the International Stroke Society (ISS) and the World Stroke Federation (WSF).
Focused on the clinical aspects of stroke, the International Journal of Stroke reviews not only current topics and recent advances of global interest, but also those which may be more prevalent to certain regions to help facilitate the international debate and awareness around stroke. The journal accepts leading opinion pieces, topical reviews and original contributions from clinical or basic science researchers, alongside pieces focused on the associated structures to manage protocols within the field. The journal is edited by the internationally recognised stroke expert Professor Geoffrey Donnan, who was awarded the prestigious Bethlehem Griffiths Research Foundation (BGRF) medal in 2008.
Speaking about the new partnership, Karen Phillips, Editorial Director, SAGE, remarked that:
“SAGE has developed a strong medical portfolio over the past decade and to have been selected to publish the International Journal of Stroke is a testament to the dynamic nature and breadth of our titles and an indication of our growing strength across these disciplines. We are delighted to be working closely with the leading editorial board and WSO to continue to support access to cutting edge research on stroke awareness, further developing the reach of the journal and making it an excellent platform for sharing international stroke research.”
The International Journal of Stroke Editor- in- Chief Geoffrey Donnan, further stated:
“We are thrilled to now be publishing with SAGE, a publisher whom we feel not only is closely aligned with both our editorial goals but who has proven itself a leader within the field, now being ranked in the top 4 for publication of medical journals. Their growing medical background and clear vision for our future development is what we are most looking forward to when we begin working together. With SAGE behind us we are confident in the continuation of our key aim: reducing the global burden of stroke through prevention, treatment and long term care.”
WSO President Professor Stephen Davis added:
“SAGE offered everything that we were looking for when finding a new home including: the opportunity for international development and a great understanding of the field in which the journal is situated. We are all excited at WSO about this new partnership with SAGE and delighted with the upward trajectory of our Journal as the truly global medium for stroke research and education.”
The first SAGE issue will publish in January 2016. Please click here for more information on the journal.
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SAGE Founded 50 years ago by Sara Miller McCune to support the dissemination of usable knowledge and educate a global community, SAGE publishes more than 800 journals and over 800 new books each year, spanning a wide range of subject areas. A growing selection of library products includes archives, data, case studies, conference highlights and video. SAGE remains majority owned by our founder and after her lifetime will become owned by a charitable trust that secures the company’s continued independence. Principal offices are located in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC and Boston.www.sagepub.com
The International Journal of Stroke is the flagship publication of the World Stroke Organization and publishes high quality research articles, reviews and clinical trial protocols from around the world. IJS is dedicated to building a global stroke community, making it a global voice for stroke research and an excellent platform for sharing international stroke research.
The World Stroke Organization (WSO) is the world’s leading organization in the fight against stroke. It was established in October 2006 through the merger of the International Stroke Society and the World Stroke Federation with the purpose of creating one world voice for stroke. Today, WSO has more than 2000 individual members and over 60 society members from 85 different countries. www.world-stroke.org