Note: This is a new agreement commencing in January 2023.
SAGE is a global academic publisher of books, journals, and a growing suite of library products and services.
Driven by the belief that social and behavioral science has the power to improve society, we focus on publishing impactful research, enabling robust research methodology, and producing high-quality educational resources that support instructors to prepare the citizens, policymakers, educators and researchers of the future. We publish more than 1,000 journals and 600 new books globally each year, as well as library resources that include archives, data, case studies, video, and technologies for discovery, access, and engagement. SAGE’s founder, Sara Miller McCune, has transferred control of the company to an independent trust, guaranteeing its independence indefinitely.
Further details about this agreement can be found on the SAGE Open Access Agreements page.
This page was last updated on 17 March 2023.
Authors who do not see their institution listed above should contact library staff to enquire further.
The agreement allows for publishing in 924 titles. This includes:
Titles not include in the agreement for open access publishing may still benefit from a 20% discount on open access article processing charges (APCs). Please check the full title list to see which journals offer a discount.
Open access publishing covered under this Read & Publish agreement includes the following article types:
Authors who wish to make other article types openly available may choose to:
Eligible articles that have an acceptance date during the term of this agreement (2023) are eligible to be published open access under the terms of the R&P agreement.
There is no limit on the number of articles by participating institutions allowed to be published as part of this agreement.
There are no other transactional charges for authors.
Corresponding authors from institutions listed under 'Participating institutions' may publish immediately to open access on the publisher's platform once the article has been accepted, with no transactional APCs.
Articles from authors at participating institutions may be published under the author's choice of the following licences:
Further information about the licences is available on the publisher's website.
The Creative Commons licenses allow reuse (some with conditions) while protecting the authors' rights of acknowledgment as authors. Authors retain copyright.
Each SAGE journal has its own Editorial office and its own Manuscript Submission guidelines. To submit your article, go to the list of SAGE journals, search for the one you wish to submit to, click on the Manuscript Submission guidelines tab to get details on how to submit your article. For help finding an open access journal, use the SAGE Journal Recommender – enter keywords and the title of your manuscript to search over 1,000 SAGE journals and compare those most relevant for your research. Search results can be limited to those participating in SAGE Path, a service that helps you quickly and easily find, submit, and get published with the right SAGE journal.
Authors will be identified as eligible for open access publishing by their
Authors must use their institutional email address when submitting an article for publication in order for the publication to be approved to be published open access with no transactional APCs.
Authors do not need to take any action to benefit from this offer. SAGE will contact all eligible authors to inform them of the agreement and invite them to the SAGE Open Access Portal to take up the offer as soon as their accepted article has been received into SAGE’s Production department.
The license is available for download from ConsortiaManager. Library staff should contact the designated Content Coordinator at their institution regarding any license enquiries.
The agreement provides unlimited access to all journals listed under ‘Included titles’, including perpetual access for subscribed to years.
View the publisher’s site for further information.
The publisher will supply CAUL with reports on publishing output with article-level information on a quarterly basis. CAUL will share publishing output data with participating institutions on a regular basis.