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Open Access Publishing: Sage

The Glucksman Library's guide to assist researchers to publish their work Open Access

SAGE Open Access Publishing Deal

This agreement as part of the IReL consortium, covers the period of the 1st of January 2021 - 31st of December 2023. It  will allow all accepted articles In Hybrid Journals from current UL staff or students to be made open access immediately upon publication. UL authors will also receive a 20% discount on Gold Open Access Journal Charges.

Journal Covered

Our agreement includes:

  • unlimited hybrid* journal articles at no extra cost
  • a 20% discount on articles in most Gold-APC journals

SAGE has a small number of Gold-APC titles that do not offer a discount. 

A full list of SAGE journals and if they are covered by the agreement is available in the spreadsheet below.

*Hybrid journals are those which are published under the subscription model but where individual articles are Open Access

Author Information

SAGE have two stages of acceptance for authors:

  1. On acceptance for publication, authors are asked to accept a standard publication SAGE form. This triggers the step to locally approve the author's affiliation. 
  2. After local approval, the author is asked to select their preferred OA publication license. If the author does not respond to this within 14 days, SAGE will proceed with publication on a subscription basis. The author may request the offer be resent at any time before article proofs have been issued.

Author affiliations

Corresponding authors must be a current staff member or student of UL.  

In the article submission process you must correctly identify your institution.

You should use your UL email address when submitting your article. 

If your manuscript is accepted for publication, the publisher will give you the opportunity to make your article Open Access and apply a Creative Commons license. The publisher will then contact the participating institution to confirm your eligibility under the agreement.