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SAGE strengthens medical portfolio with SingHealth partnership to publish Proceedings

SAGE

London, UK (02 July 2015) - SAGE and SingHealth have today announced a new partnership to publish SingHealth's flagship journal, Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare, as of September 2015. The journal will remain owned by SingHealth but will be published by SAGE.

Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare is an international, peer-reviewed journal that publishes quality research on all aspects of healthcare and biomedical sciences, with an emphasis on research of direct clinical relevance. The journal aims to improve the quality of care to patients by informing and stimulating discussion among health professionals. The journal's geographic focus on healthcare and biomedical research enables it to provide a unique insight into a specialist area of research within Southeast Asia; however, the editors encourage contributions from all parts of the globe.

Prof Soo Khee Chee, Deputy Group CEO (Research & Education), SingHealth, commented:

"As SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre's flagship journal, Proceedings publishes high quality research to stimulate healthcare discussion in the region. SAGE is a renowned publisher that shares our publishing values and will definitely enhance the engagement with Proceedings' content. We look forward to seeing this partnership expand the global impact of our research."

Dan Huke, Commissioning Editor, SAGE Asia Pacific, further commented:

"Since our founding in 1965, SAGE has developed a strong standing across the academic fields and has since been named one of the top five medical journal publishers by number of journals published. Key to our growth and development has been our publishing mission - to support both access to and engagement with high quality academic research. Announcing our partnership with Singapore Health to publish their flagship title is not only a testament to our growth within the Asia Pacific region as a publisher, but also our growing strength within the medical field. We look forward to working with the esteemed editorial board to develop the reach and standing of this influential journal."

Chief Editor for Proceedings, Associate Professor Lo Yew Long also added:

"We are very much looking forward to developing the global scope and reach of our journal under SAGE's publishing direction. As one of the leading, academic publishers, we are excited by SAGE's international market insight and growing strength within the medical disciplines. This is something that we look forward to both benefiting from and developing together in our working relationship."

Published quarterly as an open access (OA) journal, the journal is free for authors to publish in and papers will be published with a CC-BY-NC license. More information on the journal can be found here.

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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 and Washington DC. http://www.sagepub.com

Singapore Health Services (SingHealth)

The SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre draws on the collective strengths of SingHealth and Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore to drive the transformation of healthcare and provide affordable, accessible, quality healthcare. With 42 clinical specialties, a network of 2 Hospitals, 5 National Specialty Centres, 9 Polyclinics and a Community Hospital, it delivers comprehensive, multi-disciplinary and integrated care. Sengkang Health, a new healthcare system to deliver patient-centric care to the community in the north-east of Singapore is currently being developed. Sengkang General and Community Hospitals are expected to be fully operational in 2018.

For more information, please visit: http://www.singhealth.com.sg

Members of the SingHealth group:

Hospitals (Tertiary Specialty Care):
Singapore General Hospital, KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Sengkang Health

National Specialty Centres (Tertiary Specialty Care):
National Cancer Centre Singapore, National Dental Centre Singapore, National Heart Centre Singapore, National Neuroscience Institute, and Singapore National Eye Centre

SingHealth Polyclinics (Primary Care):
Bedok, Bukit Merah, Geylang, Marine Parade, Outram, Pasir Ris, Queenstown, Sengkang, and Tampines

Community Hospital (Intermediate and Long-term Care):
Bright Vision Hospital

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