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SAGE to publish The Bible Translator from April 2013


Los Angeles, CA (February 27, 2013) - SAGE and United Bible Societies (UBS) today announced a new agreement to publish The Bible Translator from April 2013.

The Bible Translator, edited by Dr Stephen W. Pattemore, is a refereed journal dedicated to articles about the theory and practice of Bible translation. With effect from the first SAGE issue in April 2013, the journal will be taking on a new format. Having previously appeared in two separate series (Technical and Practical papers), the journal will now publish three more substantial issues, combining both the major theoretical contributions previously discussed in the technical series, and the papers previously published within the practical series. The second and third issue of the journal will be published in August and December respectively.

"We are growing a strong portfolio in Theological and Biblical studies, and to have been selected by United Bible Societies to publish their prestigious journal is a credit to the strengths SAGE has developed working closely with this community," said Karen Phillips, Editorial Director, SAGE. "Over many decades, The Bible Translator has published authoritative, high quality material to guide, support and inform the Bible translation community. In an increasingly competitive journals environment, we will ensure the Journal continues to build its readership, exposure and impact."

"United Bible Societies and the editorial team at The Bible Translator are delighted to be working with SAGE and we are excited about the benefits that our new partnership will bring," commented Dr Simon Crisp of UBS. "We believe that SAGE shares our commitment to promoting research of the highest quality and ensuring that it reaches a truly international audience. We look forward to developing a successful future with them."

The first SAGE issue will publish in April 2013. The new website will be


SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. Since 1965, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine. An independent company, SAGE has principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC.

United Bible Societies is made up of 146 national Bible Societies operating in over 200 countries and territories. Together, they are the largest translator, publisher and distributor of the Bible in the world. UBS is active in a wide range of areas related to the Bible, and also makes a substantial scholarly contribution through its investment in original-language critical editions of the biblical text, its respected series of commentaries on individual books of the Bible, and the involvement of its translation specialists in scholarly discourse and publication. Its flagship journal The Bible Translator, founded in 1950, has served for six decades as a major resource for Bible translators and scholars around the world.

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