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Open Access Publishing Agreements

Sage Publishing

This guide provides details of open access agreements with publishers facilitated by IReL (Irish Research eLibrary) which typically allow corresponding authors from eligible institutions to publish their articles open access immediately on publication.

Sage Publishing

Sage Publishing

Agreement period: 1 Jan 2024 – 31 Dec 2026

Agreement Details:

Access to current content from the SAGE Premier 2021 journal collection.
The ability to make articles accepted for publication in eligible Sage journals open access, without the author paying an article processing charge (APC). 

Eligible authors:

The corresponding author must be a current staff member or student of a participating institution at the time the article enters production (this is usually shortly after the article being accepted for publication). The corresponding author must ensure their correct affiliation details are known to the publisher at this time.
Requests to publish OA under the agreement are subject to approval by participating members.
Eligible journals:
See the list of all eligible journals in all IReL open access agreements:

OA quota per year:

  • unlimited OA publishing in SAGE Choice hybrid journals (subscription journals where some of the articles are open access) at no extra cost. See the Hybrid @ (£0) list here
  • unlimited OA publishing with a 20% article processing charge (APC) discount in most SAGE Gold journals (fully open access journals). See the Gold OA (20% discount) list here

Eligible article types:

“[including] but not limited to: Original Research Papers, Review Papers, Brief Communications, Short Reports, Case Reports”

“Articles published as part of commercially sponsored supplements, errata, book reviews, editorials, published abstracts, call for papers, news items or similar are excluded from this service.”

OA publishing license: CC-BY or CC-BY-NC

Further Information
•     Press release from Sage
•    SAGE