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SAGE Publishing and Adam Matthew announce major deal with Egyptian Specialized Presidential Council for Education

December 18, 2015

London, UK. SAGE Publishing, a leading international disseminator of journals, books and digital media for academic and educational communities, and Adam Matthew, a leading provider of unique primary resource collections, are delighted to announce a partnership with the Egyptian Specialized Presidential Council for Education to provide enhanced research opportunities to the community.

This deal forms part of an international engagement with the Egyptian Knowledge Bank Project which is aimed at providing all Egyptian citizens with access to quality research, digital products and education materials. This national license is a great step in ensuring increased access to global research stays at the heart of the wider community. The agreement with SAGE Publishing and Adam Matthew enables all Universities, research institutes, hospitals, corporations, schools and the general public to have access to:

  • Over 4,400 eBook and eReference titles via the SAGE Knowledge platform;
  • Over 820 peer-reviewed journals from SAGE; and
  • Two primary source collections from Adam Matthew: ‘Confidential Print: Africa, 1834-1966’ and ‘Confidential Print: Middle East, 1839-1969’ covering formerly restricted government files from the UK government’s official archive.

In addition the partnership will also support both training and development opportunities across seminar engagement as the Egyptian Knowledge Bank develops its initiatives and drive to better support research and learning within the region.

Speaking of the deal Tony Histed, International Sales Director, SAGE Publishing remarked:

“This is an exciting collaboration, and one that we are very proud to be a part of. At SAGE, education and research has always been at the heart of a healthy society. Egypt has taken significant steps in investing in its research output and support of the wider scholarly community in developing its status as a center of research and learning excellence. We look forward to being a supporting part of this by facilitating greater access and engagement with a wide range of educational resources and digital products.”

Oliver Stacy, Head of International Sales, Adam Matthew further remarked:

“We are delighted to be involved with this wonderful initiative to advance the provision of educational resources to the people of Egypt. It is very exciting for us that our digital primary source collections of essential Middle Eastern history are being made available through a national portal and we look forward to being part of this drive to inspire learning and innovation in Egypt.”

The agreement was signed on behalf of SAGE and Adam Matthew by Tony Histed at a signing ceremony held in Egypt. This agreement forms part of a larger national license agreed by The Egyptian Government with several leading international publishers.


SAGE Publishing – Founded 50 years ago by Sara Miller McCune to support the dissemination of usable knowledge and educate a global community, SAGE Publishing is a leading international publisher of innovative, high-quality content.  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 Publishing 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, Washington DC

Adam Matthew, an imprint of SAGE, is an award winning publisher of digital primary source collections for the humanities and social sciences. Sourced from leading libraries and archives around the world, their unique research and teaching collections cover a wide range of subject areas from medieval family life to 20th century history, literature and culture.

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