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SAGE to begin publishing the International Bulletin of Mission Research

SAGE

London, UK (December 2, 2015). SAGE, a world leading independent and academic publisher, today announced that it is to begin publishing the International Bulletin of Mission Research (IBMR) in partnership with The Overseas Ministries Study Center (OMSC), as of January 2016. With in-depth analyses of worldwide Christianity and mission-focused book reviews, the IBMR is an unparalleled source of information on the world church in mission.

Reflecting on the journal's transition, Dr Darrell L. Whiteman, IBMR's Editor in Chief and Executive Director of OMSC, remarked:

"We are excited about this new partnership between OMSC and SAGE, a partnership that will not only support and increase the accessibility of the IBMR, but also increase its global discoverability. Under SAGE we are confident that the journal will go from strength to strength; its future is bright and promising as we work in partnership to develop and deliver the IBMR's mission."

Karen Phillips, Editorial Director, SAGE, additionally commented:

"SAGE has a strong portfolio of journals across theology and religion, and we are delighted to be working with the OMSC to support the dissemination of their research to a wider global audience. IBMR has established itself as a leading analytical forum of information on the world church in mission, and we look forward to further supporting its growth and developing this journal as part of our portfolio."

More about the journal can be found here.

OMSC and the IBMR editorial team are pleased to announce a slight change in the title of the journal: it is now the International Bulletin of Mission Research. The word "missionary" has been replaced with "mission" to reflect the global shift in World Christianity. Articles appearing in the International Bulletin of Mission Research are focused on the broad area of mission studies and missiology.

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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 850 journals and over 800 new books each year, spanning a wide range of subject areas. A growing selection of library products includes archives, data 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

OMSC invites missionaries, international church leaders, and others to live in community where they find spiritual renewal and professional challenge. Residents bring unique contributions, enriching all. Community life is guided by the principles of unity in Jesus Christ and fellowship in the work of his kingdom. http://www.omsc.org/

International Bulletin of Mission Research provides in-depth analyses of worldwide Christianity and mission-focused book reviews, and is an unparalleled source of information on the world church in mission. The editors are committed to maintaining the highest possible academic editorial standards. IBMR provides an editorial voice that is dispassionate, analytical, fair minded, and nonpartisan. https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/international-bulletin-of-mission-research

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