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Overview

Sage provides discounts and waivers for Open Access Publishing Fees in fully Open Access Gold journals, subject to the author meeting the eligibility criteria. The discounts vary from 20% to 100%, depending on the type of discount that the author qualifies for. These discounts are applied automatically so authors need not use a promo code to avail them.


Please note that unfortunately, aside from our Open Access agreements, Sage does not offer waivers or discounts for Open Access publications in our Hybrid/Sage Choice journals. For more information on our Sage Choice programme, please visit the Sage Choice FAQs on our website. 


Discounts offered by Sage

Authors role-based discounts 
20% Reviewer Discount- If you are an author who has previously acted as a reviewer for a journal and are now submitting your own article to the same journal within a period of 6 months, we are pleased to inform you that you are eligible for a 20% discount as a token of our appreciation for your valuable contribution as a reviewer. We strongly advise authors to include their reviewer information in order to receive the reviewer discount when submitting their articles for peer review. 

50% Editorial Board Member Discount- If you are an author who is also a member of the editorial board of a journal, we are pleased to inform you that you are eligible for a 50% discount if you submit your article to the same journal of which you are a member. We strongly advise authors to include their Editorial Board Member information in order to receive the Editorial Board Member (EBM) discount when submitting their articles for peer review. 
 
75% Student Discount- Some journals also offer a 75% discount to students. We recommend reviewing the submission guidelines of the journal to confirm if this discount applies to your article. To access a journal's submission guidelines, please visit the Sage Journals platform, search for the journal, and click on the submission guidelines tab.  


Low-income countries 

Sage provides waivers for Gold Open Access journals if the corresponding author is affiliated with an institution located in a country that is part of the Research4Life program. Please visit this Knowledge Base article for more information on Eligibility for access to Research4LifeAlternatively, for further information visit the Research4Life waivers page on our website.


Open Access agreements with Consortia/Libraries/Institutions

Sage has established Open Access agreements with various consortia, libraries and institutions. Under these agreements, eligible authors and articles are offered discounted or waived APCs. Depending on the terms of the agreement, authors are offered waivers/discounts in Gold and/or Hybrid/Sage Choice journals. Please note, each Open Access agreement has specific terms and articles/authors must meet this criteria to be eligible for a discount/waiver. To determine your eligibility, kindly refer to our Open Access Agreements at Sage page on our website. 


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