SAGE 2022-2024

Publish without any costs open access in 900+ hybrid journals and with a 20% discount in the full open access journals.

Deal duration
Status licence


License and conditions

  • Corresponding authors must be affiliated to a Dutch university or their University Medical Center.
  • The agreement covers: Original Papers, Review Papers, Brief Communications, Continuing Education, Case Reports, Letters to the editor and Invited Letters. Articles published as part of commercially sponsored supplements are excluded from this agreement. Articles published in society owned titles, where permission is not granted by the owner society are also excluded.
  • Valid for publications entered into SAGE’s production system during the term of this agreement. Open access discounts cannot be claimed after publication.
  • 100% discount on open access article processing charge for 918 SAGE Choice journals.
  • For the 186  SAGE Pure Gold open access journals a 20% reduction on open access publishing costs is automatically applied.
  • Use the Open Access Journal Browser for an overview or to find out if a specific journal is part of the agreement.


How does it work?

  • Sage will recognize the corresponding author as a researcher of a Dutch university, based on e-mail affiliation and selected institution. Authors should therefore use their institutional email address.
  • Upon acceptance of the article for publication in a SAGE Choice journal, the corresponding author receives an email from SAGE with the request to complete a form and return it immediately. The publisher will send you a personal message with a request to fill out a form and send it by return mail. The article is made open access without cost if SAGE receives the form in a timely manner. The form asks for a code, but you do not have to fill it out. Articles cannot be made open access after publication.
  • The 20% discount (VSNU agreement discount) for publication in SAGE's Pure Gold Access Journal will automatically be applied to the author processing charge (APC) when the corresponding autor is recognized as affiliated to a Dutch university.
Meer informatie

See the SAGE website for more information.

This contract discloses the 'Publish and Read Agreeement Surf and Sage Publications 2022-2024'.

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