If you would like your article to be published in one of SAGE’s gold open access journals, but you genuinely cannot afford the Article Processing Charge (APC), the corresponding author should submit a waiver request to the journal when payment is requested, after acceptance of the manuscript. Your ability to pay will not affect the editorial peer review outcome. Requests will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and priority for partial and full waivers will be given to authors who reside in the countries described by the Research4Life program. Waiver requests are assessed and granted by SAGE, not the Editor or editorial board, to ensure editorial independence.
The following journals use World Bank income levels to prioritise full and partial waivers. Please consult the journal’s website or contact the journal’s editorial office for more information.
Exceptions to the waiver scheme are: