SAGE and Open Access (OA)
Research funder mandate compliance
All SAGE journals offer Open Access options which are compliant with major funder mandates including RCUK, NIH and Wellcome Trust.
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SAGE Open Access initiatives
SAGE is the world’s largest independent academic publisher and is committed to global dissemination of research. We have published Open Access journals for a number of years with the goal of disseminating vital research to the broadest community. SAGE’s mission is founded in the belief that education is intrinsically valuable, and the dissemination of useable knowledge is a key foundation in building a healthy society. The following lists our Open Access initiatives.
In December 2010 we launched SAGE Open, the first Open Access journal spanning across the social and behavioural sciences and humanities, and subsequently launched SAGE Open Engineering, SAGE Open Medicine and SAGE Open Medical Case Reports in 2012. The following lists all our Open Access initiatives:
- Fully Open Access journals published by SAGE (the Gold route)
- Open Access articles published within subscription journals with an APC – SAGE Choice
- What happens if you have no funding?
SAGE report on OA
Download the following report for free: Moving towards an Open Access future: the role of academic libraries
Open Access License Information
SAGE Open Access articles are released under one of six Creative Commons licenses currently available. Though Open Access articles are free to access, the Creative Commons license assigned to the article will stipulate under what circumstances article content can be copied, adapted, displayed, distributed, republished or otherwise re-used. Individual license information for each article is provided on the article webpage and PDF cover page.
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Attribution for re-use of SAGE Open Access content:
If you are re-using SAGE Open Access content, it must be accompanied by an attribution that includes the following information about the original work:
Volume (if applicable)
Issue (if applicable)
Page numbers (if applicable)
Date of publication
SAGE as the original publisher
A link to the original article as published on SAGE Journals (where practicable)