Open Access Publishing in Sage Journals

Researchers can publish their article open access in Sage journals with a discounted 200 GBP fee, instead of Sage's full APC rate of 1 600 GBP.


Am I entitled to the discounted APC in Sage journals?

Yes, you are, if:

  1. Your article is being published in a Sage journal listed below (A)
  2. You are affiliated with one of the subscribing institutions listed below (B)
  3. You are the corresponding author of the article

A: Sage journals with a discounted APC rate

B: Institutions participating in the Sage discount


How do I get the discount?

  1. Sage informs you of the acceptance of your article and offers you the option to publish your article Open Access.
  2. You complete Sage's OA acceptance form and enter the code "FinELib2017" into the "Promo code" box of the form.
  3. Sage invoices you for £200 instead of the standard APC rate.

Sage won't make any refunds restrospectively, so it is important to fill the promo code in the original OA acceptance form.