For publications in one of the 40 journals of learned societies partnered with the publisher, SAGE will ask the society for permission to grant 100% discount on open access publishing costs.
Publication in SAGE’s Pure Gold open access journals is not included in the agreement. Instead, a 20% reduction on open access publishing costs is offered. A special code is required for this. See 'How does it work?' below.
The agreement covers: Original Papers, Review Papers, Brief Communications, Continuing Education, Case Reports, Letters to the editor and Invited Letters.
Editorials, announcements, sponsored supplements and book reviews are excluded from the deal.
How does it work?
Sage will recognize the corresponding author as a researcher of a Dutch university, based on e-mail affiliation. 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.
To request the 20% discount for publication in SAGE's Pure Gold Access Journal, a special code is required. You can ask your library for this code. The code is requested at the time of payment of the APC. Depending on the journal, the author must answer the payment email with the code stating the VSNU agreement or, if the system allows, enter the code into the payment system and automatically apply the code. After publication, the discount can no longer be claimed.