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Research Publishing & Impact: SAGE

SAGE: Read and Publish Agreement

This uncapped agreement includes 924 hybrid journal titles during 2023-2025, which allows authors from participating institutions to publish open access with no transactional article processing charges (APCs).

SAGE is a global academic publisher of books, journals, and a growing suite of library products and services. 

Included titles

The agreement allows for publishing in 924 titles. This includes:

  • high impact titles such as Psychological Science in the Public Interest, Dialogues in Human Geography, Personality and Social Psychology Review.
  • titles with high Australian and New Zealand authorship, such as Alternative Law Journal, AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples, Australasian Psychiatry.

View the 2023 Otago titles list.

Eligible articles

Article types

Open access publishing covered under this Read & Publish agreement includes the following article types:

  • Original Research Papers
  • Review Papers
  • Brief Communications
  • Short Reports
  • Case Reports

Authors who wish to make other article types openly available may choose to:

  • Publish “closed access” and deposit the Author’s Accepted Manuscript in their institutional repository – view the publisher’s policy for information on embargoes.
  • Pay an APC (if applicable) to publish the article open access.
Acceptance date

Eligible articles that have an acceptance date during the term of this agreement (2023) are eligible to be published open access under the terms of the R&P agreement.

Number of included articles

There is no limit on the number of articles by participating institutions allowed to be published as part of this agreement.

Other charges

There are no other transactional charges for authors.

Corresponding authors from institutions listed under 'Participating institutions' may publish immediately to open access on the publisher's platform once the article has been accepted, with no transactional APCs.

Author rights

Articles from authors at participating institutions may be published under the author's choice of the following licences:

  • CC-BY
  • CC-BY-NC

Further information about the licences is available on the publisher's website.

The Creative Commons licenses allow reuse (some with conditions) while protecting the authors' rights of acknowledgment as authors. Authors retain copyright.

How to submit your article for open access publishing


Author identification

Authors will be identified as eligible for open access publishing by their 

  • email address
  • institutional affiliation

Authors must use their institutional email address when submitting an article for publication in order for the publication to be approved to be published open access with no transactional APCs.

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.

Archiving in institutional repositories

Accepted Article Manuscripts will be able to be published immediately to institutional repositories.


The agreement provides unlimited access to all journals listed under ‘Included titles’, including perpetual access for subscribed to years.

Archiving in institutional repositories

View the publisher’s site for further information.


The publisher will supply CAUL with reports on publishing output with article-level information on a quarterly basis. CAUL will share publishing output data with participating institutions on a regular basis.