SAGE has an agreement with The Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN). CRKN is a partnership of Canadian Universities dedicated to empowering researchers, educators, and society with greater access to the world’s research and Canada’s preserved documentary heritage, now and for future generations. The agreement will run for three years (commencing 1st January 2021).
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.
The participating member institution list is available here. The details of the agreement are as follows:
Subscription journals: Corresponding authors publishing an article in 900+ subscription journals in the current SAGE Premier package, as well as in the IMechE Journal Collection and the Royal Society of Medicine Collection, 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 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.
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 40% 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.