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Open Access Publishing Agreements: SAGE Publishing

Discover the current open access publishing agreements in place, allowing options for publishing research open access at no cost to the author.

Agreement details

The open access publishing agreement with SAGE allows eligible corresponding authors in participating institutions to publish original research and review articles open access in SAGE hybrid journals upon publication at no extra cost.

Agreement period: 1 Jan 2024 – 31 Dec 2026.

OA quota: unlimited OA publishing in SAGE Choice hybrid journals (subscription journals where some of the articles are open access) at no extra cost. Unlimited OA publishing with a 20% article processing charge (APC) discount in most SAGE Gold journals (fully open access journals).

What journals are included?

APC fully covered for SAGE Choice hybrid journals. See the list of all eligible journals in all IReL open access agreements.
For most SAGE Gold journals, UCD corresponding authors can avail of 20% article processing charge (APC) discount.

Instructions for authors

Eligible authors: the corresponding author must be a current staff member or student of a participating institution at the time the article is accepted for publication. The corresponding author must ensure their correct affiliation details are known to the publisher at this time.

Eligible article types: including but not limited to: Original Research Papers, Review Papers, Brief Communications, Short Reports, Case Reports
Please note: articles published as part of commercially sponsored supplements, errata, book reviews, editorials, published abstracts, call for papers, news items or similar are excluded from this service.

OA publishing license: CC-BY or CC-BY-NC.