About Us

SAGE Ocean is an initiative from SAGE Publishing to help social scientists navigate vast data sets and work with new technologies.

Alongside our book and journal publishing, we provide new types of resources for social scientists to promote methodological innovations and provide practical tools for a new era of social science research.  The new products emerging from SAGE Ocean will support social scientists to develop new computational social science skills, and to access and work with data at a scale previously unimaginable. 

We partner with leading academics across disciplines to tell their inspirational stories and to cultivate new ideas that will have a broad application.  We are investing in nascent product ideas, software and applications that support social researchers to work with big data.  Read more about our investments here.

Through SAGE Ocean we are also looking to encourage new interdisciplinary collaborations. We hold events that bring together people from different sectors and disciplines, including data science, to share knowledge and work towards common goals.

Our hope is that our work will help to make it easier for social researchers to work with big data and new technology in order to advance our understanding of the world. 


We believe that social science has a critical role to play in shaping the future of society for the better.

As technology changes the world around us, big data and computational methods  provide an opportunity to address current social science questions in different ways - as well as to pose entirely new questions that will help improve our understanding of humanity.

There are challenges too. Alongside ethical, methodological and theoretical challenges, social scientists need an array of additional tools, skills and experiences to take full advantage of this opportunity, while maintaining the integrity of the research process.

Our mission is to support social science by equipping social scientists with the skills, tools and resources they need to work with big data and new technology.