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Author Information

Authors can make their article open access either via the gold OA publishing or green OA archiving as described below.

A number of funders require research articles which have resulted from their funding to be made open access, including RCUK, NIH and Wellcome Trust. Sage helps authors comply with these mandates either via the gold open access publication route or green open access archiving.

Please check with your funders if there is a mandate to publish your research open access and the criteria for compliance. These resources may be helpful:

Can your institution's library help you publish open access?

How much is the Article Processing Charge for Gold Open Access Publication?

For pure gold open access journals, APCs vary from journal to journal, so please visit the individual journal’s homepage for details.

The standard Article Processing Charge for Sage Choice articles is 3000 USD. To view a list of exceptions please visit the Sage Choice Journal and Pricing Exceptions page.

Please note that for some journals value added tax (VAT) must be added to the APC. Please check the individual journal homepage for clarification.

Open Access License Information

Sage gold open access articles are released under one of the Creative Commons licenses. Though open access articles are free to access, the Creative Commons license assigned to the article will stipulate under what circumstances article content can be copied, adapted, displayed, distributed, republished or otherwise re-used.Individual license information for each article is provided on the article webpage and on the article PDF.


Attribution for re-use of Sage Open Access Content

If you are re-using Sage open access content, it must be accompanied by an attribution that includes information about the original work. More information about open access re-use requirements at Sage

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Open Access Frequently Asked Questions


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Funding your open access research