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Arrangements: 

UK Jisc Agreement

SAGE has an agreement with Jisc for subscribing Jisc institution members to cover open access article processing charges (APCs) for affiliated corresponding authors. The UK Jisc Agreement, open to all UK institutions wo are members of the consortium, will run between 2020 and 2022 and includes back dating to the 1st January. UK member institutions can opt-in to this agreement via the Jisc ordering website. Please contact the open access team at your university if you are unsure if your institution is participating in the agreement. 

The details of the UK Jisc 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 in subscription journals do not need to take any action to benefit from this offer. As soon an institution is set up as part of the agreement, SAGE will contact all eligible authors to inform them of the Open Access agreement with Jisc and to 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 Contributor’s Agreement that will replace the earlier signed agreement. Please note that your institution may have a preference for the CC-BY licence. Contact your Open Access team with queries about choosing your licence.

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.  

Information for Institutions: Institutional administrators or libraries can find more information on this offer and how it works by viewing this slidedeck and Q&A document

Scottish Higher Education Digital Library Consortium (SHEDL) 

SAGE has an agreement with the Scottish Higher Education Digital Library Consortium (SHEDL) to cover open access article processing charges (APCs) for affiliated corresponding authors. The SHEDL Agreement will run between 2020 and 2022 and includes back dating to the 1st January.  

SHEDL Institutions:

  • University of Aberdeen
  • University of Abertay Dundee
  • University of Dundee
  • University of Edinburgh
  • Glasgow Caledonian University
  • University of Glasgow
  • Heriot-Watt University
  • Edinburgh Napier University
  • University of the West of Scotland
  • University of St Andrews 
  • University of Stirling 
  • University of Strathclyde
  • University of the Highlands and Islands
  • Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
  • Scotland’s Rural College
  • Queen Margaret University
  • Robert Gordon University
  • Glasgow School of Art
  • National Library of Scotland
  • National Museum of Scotland 

The details of the SHEDL 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 in subscription journals do not need to take any action to benefit from this offer. As soon an institution is set up as part of the agreement, SAGE will contact all eligible authors to inform them of the Open Access agreement with SHEDL and to 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 Contributor’s Agreement that will replace the earlier signed agreement. Please note that your institution may have a preference for the CC-BY licence. Contact your Open Access team with queries about choosing your licence. 

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.  

WHEEL (Wales Higher Education Electronic Library)

SAGE has an agreement with WHEEL (Wales Higher Education Electronic Library) from 2019 to 2021.

WHEEL Institutions:

  • Aberystwyth University
  • Bangor University
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University
  • Cardiff University
  • Glyndwr University
  • National Library of Wales
  • Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
  • Swansea University
  • University of South Wales
  • University of Wales Trinity Saint David: Carmarthen 
  • University of Wales, Trinity St David: Swansea

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 which offers hybrid open access publishing (SAGE Choice) can be published open access at a highly discounted rate of 200 GBP.  

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 any additional steps needed to make their article open access under the terms of this 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.