SAGE has an agreement with the Bibsam consortium of Swedish universities, governmental agencies and research institutes to publish articles open access Access. The agreement for participating organizations (see list below) will run (commencing 1st January) between 2020 and 2022. The details of the agreement are as follows:
Subscription journals: Corresponding authors publishing an article in 900+ subscription journals (the 2020 SAGE Premier package): which offer hybrid open access publishing (SAGE Choice) can be published open access, free of charge.
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 Bibsam and invite them to the SAGE Open Access Portal to take up the offer following acceptance and the article received into production at SAGE. Please note all authors should still complete the steps to sign SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement on acceptance as normal. SAGE still requires this agreement for your article to proceed to production at SAGE. Through the SAGE Open Access Portal, you will automatically receive an open access (SAGE Choice) Contributor’s Agreement that will replace the earlier signed agreement.
Gold open access journals: Corresponding authors publishing an article in a gold open access journal may be entitled to a 20% discount on the prevailing article processing charge (APC) for that journal.
Authors publishing in a gold open access journal will need to contact their librarian or Bibsam to obtain a discount code to enter into the payment system at the point of payment.
Participating Bibsam organizations: Please click here to see a list of organizations participating in the Bibsam consortium agreement with SAGE. Note: Organizations highlighted in yellow, additionally subscribe to (and can publish open access, also at no charge) in the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) package set.