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Research Publishing & Impact: Sage

Sage: Read and Publish Agreement

This uncapped agreement includes 966 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 966 titles.  If you wish to publish open access, please check to ensure that your desired journal is included.

Hybrid journals that 'flip' to OA during the course of this agreement will remain available for OA publishing for the duration of the agreement.

View the 2024 Otago titles list.

Article eligibility

Articles accepted from 1/1/2024 are eligible to be published open access under this agreement.

Article types

The following article types are eligible for open access under this agreement:

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

There are no exclusions.

Other charges

Sage does not charge additional fees for page and/or colour fees. Authors should always check each journal’s submission guidelines to ensure that they will not be subject to any other fees or charges.

Author rights

Articles from authors at participating institutions may be published under the following Creative Commons licenses:

  • CC BY
  • CC BY-NC

Authors retain all rights as per the CC license.

Authors retain the copyright of your Sage Choice article. Sage will publish your article under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (CC BY-NC), which allows others to re-use the work without permission as long as the work is properly referenced and the use is non-commercial.

Further information about licenses 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. 

How to submit your article for open access publishing

The following instructions for authors have been provided by the publisher. Further details are available on the publisher’s website.

Each SAGE journal has its own Editorial office and its own Manuscript Submission guidelines. To submit your article, go to the list of SAGE journals, search for the one you wish to submit to, click on the Manuscript Submission guidelines tab to get details on how to submit your article. For help finding an open access journal, use the SAGE Journal Recommender – enter keywords and the title of your manuscript to search over 1,000 SAGE journals and compare those most relevant for your research. Search results can be limited to those participating in SAGE Path, a service that helps you quickly and easily find, submit, and get published with the right SAGE journal.

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Archiving in institutional repositories

View the publisher’s site for further information.

Contact details: Sage

Please email for questions regarding this agreement. Please include your full name, institution, article title, journal name and DOI (if available), and state the reason for your enquiry.

Archiving in institutional repositories

View the publisher’s site for further information.