SAGE has an agreement with the Bibsam consortium of Swedish universities, governmental agencies and research institutes to publish articles open access. The agreement for participating organizations (see list below) will run (commencing 1st January) between 2020 and 2022. The details of the agreement are as follows:
Subscription journals: Corresponding authors publishing an article in 900+ subscription journals (the 2020 SAGE Premier package): which offer hybrid open access publishing (SAGE Choice) 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 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 Unit 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 20% discount on the prevailing article processing charge (APC) for that journal. Click here for the participating 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.
Participating Bibsam organizations: View the list of organizations participating in the Bibsam consortium agreement with SAGE. Note: Organizations highlighted in yellow, additionally subscribe to (and can publish open access, also at no charge) in the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) package set.