As of now publishing in almost 800 Sage journals is free of charge for you as an UM author: you don’t need to pay an article processing charge (APC) anymore to get your article published Open Access. The advantages are clear: immediate and public visibility of your article, without changes in the quality assessment by peer review.

Dutch universities and publisher Sage are moving significantly towards Open Access. It has been agreed that for 2017 to the end of 2019, academics working at Dutch research institutions will be able to publish with Open Access for free in 97% of Sage’s journals. Sage focuses on business, humanities, social sciences, science, technology and medicine.

What to do?

If you want to publish in a Sage journal, here is what you will have to do to get Open Access for your paper:

  1. Check the list of Sage journals in which you as a corresponding author can publish your articles without costs for you as researcher
  2. Submit your article
  3. After acceptance of the paper, you will receive an email from Sage with an application form
  4. Return the completed form asap (please note: you will be asked for a code which you do not need to fill in)

Are you looking for more information on Sage or any of the other publishers with OA arrangements?
Please visit the UM Open Access portal and go to the heading Individual publishers. Or find more information on the Library Wall.

Need help?
If you have questions on Open Access or need help? UM Open Access consultant Ron Aardening will be happy to assist you.

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