Sage has an agreement with eligible Austrian research institutions, members of the Austrian Academic Libraries Consortium, to publish articles open access. The agreement for participating organizations will run between January 1st 2023 and 31st December 2025. The details of the agreement are as follows:
The corresponding author must be affiliated with a member institution participating in the license agreement for their article to qualify for the article processing charge (APC) discount.
Please review the participating member institution list and the specific packages that their institution subscribes to for more information.
Subscription journals: Corresponding authors publishing an article in either Sage Premier 2023, Sage Humanities & Social Sciences 2023, or Sage Science, Technology and Medicine 2023 which offer hybrid open access publishing (Sage Choice) and dependent on the package their institution subscribes to, can be published open access, free of charge*. Charges other than the author article process charge (APC) may still apply, please refer to individual journal submission guidelines.
*Authors affiliated with FHWien of WKW can publish open access at a highly discounted rate of £200 GBP.
Authors in subscription journals do not need to take any action to benefit from this offer. Sage will contact all eligible authors informing them of the Open Access agreement with KEMÖ inviting 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.
Please note all authors should still complete the steps to sign Sage’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement on acceptance as normal. Sage still requires this agreement for your article to proceed to production at Sage. Through the Sage Open Access Portal, you will automatically receive an open access (Sage Choice) Contributor’s Agreement that will replace the earlier signed agreement.
Gold open access journals: Corresponding authors publishing an article in a gold open access journal are also entitled to a 10% discount on the prevailing article processing charge (APC) for that journal. For participating journals view the Gold journal title list. This discount will be applied automatically in the Sage Open Access Portal. Where an author is eligible for more than one discount, discounts cannot be combined but the highest discount available to the author will be applied to the APC due.