SAGE Publishing and CAUL reach new R&P agreement

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SAGE Publishing and the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL), the negotiating body representing universities in Australia and New Zealand, have announced a new open access (OA) agreement that will expand publishing opportunities for ANZ researchers. The three-year agreement, which begins on the 1 January 2023 and will last through to the 31 December 2025, provides researchers with:

  • Unlimited open access publishing rights in SAGE’s 900+ hybrid journals
  • A discount on article publishing charges for SAGE’s 150+ pure gold open access journals

Researchers at member institutions will have access to SAGE’s vast collection of journals in the social and behavioural sciences, and growing quality STM research portfolio. With the help of SAGE’s Open Access Portal, a platform dedicated to supporting OA workflows, authors will benefit from a seamless experience that guides them through licenses and streamlines the OA publication process.

“SAGE is committed to providing accessible publishing routes to open access and in championing social and behavioural science researchers who historically receive less funding than others,” says Bob Howard, Executive Vice President, Research Editorial, Journals at SAGE, “We are delighted to announce this agreement with the Council of Australian University Librarians and to support Australian and New Zealand researchers in sharing their crucial work on a global scale.”

Angus Cook, Director of Content Procurement, CAUL, said, “Introducing an open access agreement with SAGE is a vital step in ensuring authors from CAUL Member Institutions can publish to a broader array of subject areas. We’re looking forward to strengthening the relationship with SAGE and working collaboratively to provide great outcomes for local researchers.”

An early driver of OA, SAGE is committed to increasing transparency and accessibility of scientific research so that it has the best chance of creating real-world impact. As an independent publisher, SAGE is free to think long-term in providing sustainable paths to open access. To learn more about SAGE’s OA agreements, visit the SAGE Publishing website.