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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 2024 - 31st of December 2026. It  will allow all accepted articles In Hybrid Journals by submitting authors from current UL staff or students to be made open access immediately upon publication.


Gold Open Access journals - These journals are not covered under the agreement but UL authors will  receive a 20% discount on Gold Open Access Journal Charges. The author will be responsible for paying the balance. 

What journals are covered

Approximately 10,000 journals are covered by IReL agreements.  IReL have created a google doc that is updated regularly with all the journal titles covered by this agreement

Columns G and H of the linked spreadsheet will also give an indication if a fund is due to run out before the year end and the projected date it will run out. 

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.