SAGE signing a transformative agreement with Sweden’s Bibsam Consortium

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SAGE Publishing is signing a new open access publishing agreement with Bibsam Consortium, serving 42 of the member institutions including universities, university colleges, and government funded research institutions. The three-year read and publish agreement applies to all articles received and accepted from January 1st, 2020 and will provide Swedish researchers with:

  • Unlimited open access publishing rights in more than 900 hybrid journals including titles published on behalf of, or in association with, over 400 societies
  • A 20% discount in 150+ pure Gold Open Access journals published by SAGE
  • Read access rights to more than 900 peer-reviewed journals (950,000+ articles), content ownership of the subscribed content published by SAGE, as well as new content added to the package annually
  • Publishing with a CC BY licence unless otherwise requested by the author

As part of SAGE’s ongoing efforts to support and provide solutions for the open access landscape, this agreement allows Swedish researchers to easily access more research and have their work available to read immediately on publication.

“We are very pleased to have come to an agreement with SAGE. As the agreement allows unlimited publishing in hybrid journals we can look forward to many more open access publications from Swedish researchers in social sciences and humanities”, says Wilhelm Widmark, Stockholm University Library Director and vice chair of the Bibsam consortium steering committee.

“This is a great step in creating more openness in research, and expanding our partnerships for a more open access future,” says David Ross, Vice President of Open Research at SAGE. “It’s part of our commitment to distribute research as widely as possible and simplify the publishing process for authors across Europe.”

To support the open access workflows SAGE is also excited to announce the imminent launch of The SAGE Open Access Portal, a new centralized platform for authors, consortia, libraries and funders to manage open access publishing at SAGE. For more information please visit this page.