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SAGE Open Access Publishing Agreement

Author: Ashlin Hayes
Categories: Sage Open Access IReL
When: Friday, March 26, 2021 - 10:15

The Glucksman Library is pleased to announce our latest Open Access publishing agreement with SAGE publishers

  • SAGE Read and Publish agreement, negotiated by IReL, allows corresponding UL authors to publish articles open access:
    • in SAGE Choice hybrid journals (subscription journals where some of the articles are open access) at no extra cost
    • with a 20% article processing charge (APC) discount in most SAGE Gold journals (fully open access journals) 
  • For articles accepted for publication from Fri 19 Mar 2021: SAGE will invite eligible corresponding authors to make their articles open access on acceptance.
  • For articles accepted between 1 Jan 2021 and 19 Mar 2021: eligible corresponding authors will be contacted by SAGE in late April 2021, inviting them to make the article open access retrospectively. 

SAGE has a small number of Gold-APC titles that do not offer a discount. A full list of SAGE titles and their status in relation to this agreement is available on our Open Access Publishing Libguide.

Other publishers with whom agreements have been negotiated through IReL are:

For more information see our Open Access Libguide, and remember, when choosing a journal in which to publish, always check that publisher’s Open Access policy to ensure that you can comply with funders’ Open Access policies. Where there is no agreement with a publisher, you may need to include APC (Article Processing Charge) costs in a funding application. Policies can be checked at https://v2.sherpa.ac.uk/ (Romeo for publishers, and Juliet for funders).

Authors can also make their articles open Access by depositing a compliant version of their articles in ULIR, The University of Limerick’s Open Access Repository.

If you have any further Open Access queries please contact Head of Research Services, Ashling Hayes