DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 30th October 2019 – Today, Zendy added new titles from SAGE Publishing to its existing library of academic literature! The new partnership expands over Middle East and Africa with the exception of South Africa.
ZendyPlus users can now access more than 40,000 academic journals, 180,000 eBooks, and 5 million reference records across all disciplines through a simple and affordable monthly subscription model.
The Zendy team is excited by the progress made so far and expects to one day provide individuals with the best resources available in their pursuit for knowledge.
In the current academic environment, individuals have to navigate institutional login pages, subscriptions, and exorbitant paywalls. Meanwhile, outside academia, restricted access to research has an added impact on people’s lives. In business, there are countless missed opportunities to innovate when individuals have no access to up-to-date research. Growth in healthcare suffers when doctors have limited access to medical research, and restricted access is a significant obstacle in developing countries where medical professionals have even fewer resources at hand.
“This partnership with SAGE Publishing is yet another step towards a more knowledgeable world. We are very excited and hope to one day grant our users an over-arching view of all current discoveries in their field of interest.” – Founder and CEO, Knowledge E, Kamran R. Kardan
“Our main goal has always been to disseminate knowledge and information as widely as possible and we are really pleased that this licensing opportunity will allow us to reach more individuals who are looking for high quality research.” – Manager of Global Rights and Licensing, SAGE Publishing, Claire Louise Harper
Zendy is an online platform created to provide individuals with access to scholarly research and literature. Zendy originates from the notion of building a more knowledgeable world, as there has never been a time where easy, affordable access to content has been more needed.
Current scholarly databases exist behind crippling paywalls or require university facilitated access, which is a challenge for individuals across the globe not affiliated with institutions. Access to scientific publications is particularly troublesome in developing countries, where many universities cannot afford the subscription databases required for advancing research and studies.
Zendy is working to remove barriers from scholarly discovery to make academic literature affordable and accessible to everyone, all academic and non-academic professionals, students, and knowledge enthusiasts.
About Knowledge E
Established in 2012, Knowledge E’s name was fast to become synonymous with collaboration, professionalism and innovation. Head-quartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and supported by a team of 30 highly engaged professionals, Knowledge E works closely with over 100 clients world-wide from various types of organisations and government entities within the research and education sector to support their continued innovation and development. This is achieved by providing leading expertise, information resources and software solutions. Since its inception, Knowledge E has prudently expanded its expertise, services and technology in line with its vision of developing ‘a more knowledgeable world’.
Knowledge E’s three core offerings are the 3D’s; ‘Discover’, ‘Develop’ and ‘Disseminate’. ‘Discover’ through the KnE Digital Library Solutions powered by Zendy for research literature discovery, as well as tailored content packages; ‘Develop’ through the KnE Learning Programmes, supporting capacity building and skills development within academia as well as the KnE Consulting Projects, serving universities on their mission to become ‘world-class universities’; and ‘Disseminate’ through the KnE Publishing Services and the platform for Open Access publishing of regional journals and conference proceedings.
About SAGE Publishing
Founded in 1965, SAGE Publishing is a leading independent, academic and professional publisher of innovative, high-quality content. Known for our commitment to quality and innovation, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students across a broad range of subject areas.
With over 1,500 employees globally from principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, and Washington, D.C., we publish more than 1,000 journals and over 800 books, reference works and databases a year in business, humanities, social sciences, science, technology and medicine.
Believing passionately that engaged scholarship lies at the heart of any healthy society and that education is intrinsically valuable, SAGE aims to be the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher. This means playing a creative role in society by disseminating teaching and research on a global scale, the cornerstones of which are good, long-term relationships, a focus on our markets, and an ability to combine quality and innovation.
Leading authors, editors and societies should feel that SAGE is their natural home: we believe in meeting the range of their needs, and in publishing the best of their work. We are a growing company, and our financial success comes from thinking creatively about our markets and actively responding to the needs of our customers.