Repository: Advance (Sage preprint)

Full Name: Advance (Sage preprint)
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Description: Advance: a SAGE preprints community allows researchers within the fields of humanities and social sciences to post their work online and free of charge.
Accepted Content Types: Original research, literature reviews, commentaries, and case studies
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Contact: [email protected]
Disciplinary Scope: Humanities and social sciences
Keywords: Social Sciences, Humanities, SAGE
Launch Date: Aug-18
Platform: Figshare (Digital Science) preprint framework
Platform Languages: English
Record Count: Total submissions since launch : 2,522 Total preprints live on the site : 1,118
Repository Type: Disciplinary
Service Pricing: None
Status: Open
Terms of Use: Yes
Last Update: 8/13/21
Accessibility of Conflict of Interest Procedures:
Business Model: For Profit
Funding: Internal funding
Objectives: "Our mission is building bridges to knowledge — supporting the development of ideas through the research process to scholarship that is certified, taught, and applied."
Countries: <a href="">United States</a>
Owner Full Name: SAGE Publishing
Owner Short Name: SAGE
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Ownership Type: Publishing organisation (publisher)
Scientific Technical Committees: Yes : includes researchers.
User Committees: No
Access to Content: Anyone may access all content free of charge
Access to Metadata: Openly available
Account Creation: Only needed for submission
Functional Description: Yes : Tutorials via Google Doc
Metadata Formats: No
Metadata Languages: English
Metadata Properties: Title, Identifier, Publication/deposition date, Author name(s), Abstract, Author affiliation(s), Funder acknowledgement(s), License type(s), Subject category, Full-text content, References
Method for Reuse of Metadata: via API
Open Source: No
Permission for Re-use of Metadata:
Persistence of Content:
Preservation Policy: Not currently, but we are actively looking into this
Function Service Details
Bibliographic References Management Local function Yes : RefWorks, BibTex, Ref. manager, Endnote, DataCite, NLM, DC
Commenting/Annotation Local function Yes : you just need an account to comment on preprints
Indexing/Search Local function Yes : Google Scholar and CrossRef
Indexing/Search Google Scholar
Indexing/Search Crossref
Metrics Local function Downloads, Views and Citations are visible to everyone
Peer Review Local function Yes : You can transfer your paper for publication in SAGE journals
Academic Applicant Only?: Yes
Accepted Content Formats: Word doc and PDF but if interested in using our submit to a journal feature, it will need to be a word doc
Accepted Content Languages: English
Accepted Content Level: Research only
Accepted Supplementary Content: Your paper may include all of your tables and figures, or you can choose to upload them as separate files.
Associated Editor: SAGE publishing
Associated Journal: SAGE journals
Availability of Associated Content: Additional data and supplementary materials can also be uploaded alongside your paper. If you have your data stored in a publicly available online data repository (for example, Figshare Data Repository), you can include a link to the data set in the "References" field.
Journal Submission: Unrestricted but submission is facilitated : You can easily transfer your preprint from Advance to the SAGE journal of your choice.
Licensing: Authors are provided with a choice of licenses: CC-BY, CC-BY-SA, CC-BY-ND, CC-BY-NC, CC-BY-NC-SA and CC-BY-NC-ND
Mechanisms to Report Concerns About Content: Email administrator
Mechanisms to Report Concerns About Plagiarism: No
Moderation: Advance undergo a moderation process to ensure that the paper is of a scholarly nature, is based in the social sciences or humanities, is written in English, and does not contain any inappropriate, confidential, harmful, or copyrighted materials used without permission. Papers reporting human studies must include a statement that specifies whether informed consent was obtained from study participants.
Peer Review Status Indication: Yes
Persistent Identifier: DOI
Remaining Indrawn Item: It will be replaced with a public notice to provide a record of the removal
Text Embargo: No, only if the publisher imposes an embargo period
Time from Submission to Posting: 3 to 4 business days
Versioning Policy: Accepts new version. All version are available for readers.
Who can Deposit?: Anyone can post on the platform. Only an account is required ( The creation of the account is free).
Withdrawal Authorisation: Platform
Withdrawal Policy: Yes. Only in rare cases, and as determined by SAGE, will a preprint be removed : serious legal or ethical concerns, such as violating copyright, privacy rights, or Advance's Terms of Use.