The Association of Dutch Universities and SAGE have agreed on a three year deal. For 2017-2019 publication in open access will be possible for Dutch scientists in approximately 100 journals without extra charges. That is 97% of the SAGE journals. More articles will become freely available worldwide than was the case over 2015 and 2016.
Part of the deal is also a discount of 20% on Article Processing Charges when publishing in gold open access journals of this publisher.
De definite agreement will be signed shortly. More details will be known then about the exact workflow.
Dutch National website providing information for academics about the advantages of open access to publicly financed research