Sage has an agreement with SANLiC, the South African National Library and Information Consortium to publish articles open access. The agreement for participating organizations will run commencing January 1, 2022 between 2022 and 2024. 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 for more information.
Subscription journals: Corresponding authors publishing an article in 900+ subscription journals (the 2023 Sage Premier package) which offer hybrid open access publishing (Sage Choice) can be published open access, free of charge. Corresponding authors from the University of the Witwatersrand, University of South Africa and Stellenbosch University are also entitled to publish articles in IMechE journals, 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 SANLiC 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.
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. 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.
For more information, please visit the SANLiC website.