SAGE Publishing is currently commissioning a new collection for its research methods online platform: SAGE Research Methods Cases. The group is looking for researchers to write a short (2,000-5,000 words) original case study about experiences in doing their research – the highs and lows, the challenges and benefits of particular research approaches, the reasons for choosing one methodological approach over another.

The intended audience for the resource is students and early career academics and it aims to inspire and guide them as they plan their own research. The case studies tell the real stories behind doing research, and SAGE is looking for an engaging style – more conversational than academic. The group is particularly keen to commission cases on the methods used in Psychology research.

Please visit the SAGE website for more information about the types of cases they are looking for and the publication process. Style Guidelines and FAQs are available there as well as a link to their Case Submission Template – which all submissions must follow. Please send questions to Michael Gill (

If you are interested in writing a case, please do get in touch with the following information:

  • Names of authors and e-mail address for lead author
  • Preliminary title
  • Topic you will focus on (i.e. what was the focus of the research?)
  • Method you will focus on. (e.g. cross-sectional analyses)

The current deadline dates for submissions are the 17th and 31st of March. The group is open to submissions until the end of July, and have future submission available.