Imperial is continuing its participation in Jisc’s ‘read and publish’ agreement with SAGE 2023-2024.

This means that corresponding authors affiliated with Imperial may publish their research open access in the following hybrid journal collections without cost:

In addition, corresponding authors accepted for publication in SAGE’s fully open access journals are eligible for a 20% discount on the article processing charge (APC), but should continue to apply for open access funding via Symplectic in the usual way for the remainder of the fee.

To be eligible, articles must:

  • Be an Original Research Paper, Review Paper, Brief Communication, Short Report Case Report. Excluded article types include articles published as part of commercially sponsored supplements, errata (which remain free to all to view), commentaries, book reviews, editorials, published abstracts, call for papers, news items or similar.
  • Be accepted for publication from 1 January 2023.
  • Have a corresponding author affiliated with a participating institution.

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 Contributor’s Agreement that will replace the earlier signed agreement.

If you have any questions regarding this agreement or the process please contact the open access team.