E-Access

SAGE Journals

The SAGE Journals online platform hosts SAGE’s prestigious and highly cited journals and represents one of the largest lists in the social sciences as well as an extensive STM offering. The platform allows subscribing institutions to access individual SAGE journal titles, their related backfiles, and the SAGE Full-Text Collections and provides users with dramatically enhanced features and functionality, including flexible searching and browsing capabilities, and customizable alerting services. In 2017, the SAGE Journals will migrate to a new and improved platform – click here to learn more.

Institutional Subscription Options

SAGE offers institutional subscribers five subscription options, outlined below.

  1. Combined: electronic access (which provides site-wide online access to all content in the volume) and a print copy of each issue included in the volume for that title. Electronic access is provided to journal backfile back to 1999 while subscription is maintained.
  2. Combined Plus Backfile: electronic access (which provides site-wide online access to all content in the volume) and a print copy of each issue included in the volume for that title. Electronic access is provided to journal backfile back to volume 1, issue 1 while subscription is maintained.
  3. E-Access: electronic access (which provides site-wide online access to all content in the volume) is offered at a 10% discount off the Combined rate and does not include print copies. Electronic access is provided to journal backfile back to 1999 while subscription is maintained.
  4. E-Access Plus Backfile: electronic access (which provides site-wide online access to all content in the volume) is offered at a small increase to the E-Access rate and does not include print copies. Electronic access is provided to journal backfile back to volume 1, issue 1 while subscription is maintained.
  5. Print-Only: print only at 2% off the Combined rate. (Includes electronic access to content in the current and previous year.)

Note: If subscription is cancelled, online access will continue to be available only for the years to which the customer subscribed. This does not apply to online access for the Print-Only option which is only available for the duration of the subscription.

Institutions subscribing at the Print-Only rate will receive free electronic access to the issues within their current order and for the previous 12 months. For example, for orders placed for 2017 issues, access will be available to content in 2016 and 2017. When renewed for 2018, access will be available to 2017 and 2018 but no longer to 2016. Please note there is no charge for this electronic access and as a result there is no change in how VAT is calculated for print only customers.

Note: Online access for a Print-only subscription is only available for the duration of the subscription.

Backfile Purchase

Deep backfile of individual titles is available for lease or purchase. Deep backfile is defined as the content of a journal from issue 1, volume 1, through the last issue of 1998 (content from January 1999 to the present is included in the current subscription). An annual technology fee of $25 or £15 per journal will additionally be charged up to a maximum of $500 or £320 (per institution per year). To lease or purchase access to the complete backfile of SAGE journals (300+ titles), please email backfilesales@sagepub.com for a quotation.

To access those journals which are available electronically all your library needs is a Combined or E-Only institutional subscription, a computer linked to the Internet, an Adobe Acrobat Reader and an access account with one of our intermediaries.


Frequently Asked Questions

Which SAGE Journals are Available Electronically?

SAGE journals are available electronically to members of institutions whose libraries have a current Combined Institutional or E-Only Institutional subscription. For a listing of SAGE journals available electronically, point your Internet browser to http://www.sagepublications.com.

How Do I Subscribe?

Librarians: To access those journals that are available electronically all you need is a Combined or E-Only Institutional subscription, an Adobe Acrobat Reader, and an access account with one of our intermediaries.

Individuals: Please contact your institutional librarian to organize access.

Which Intermediaries Provide Access to SAGE Journals?

Electronic access is available via the intermediaries listed below. Although SAGE makes no additional charge for electronic content, some intermediaries may charge for the use of their service. If you do not have an account with a listed intermediary, please check on the preferred Web sites provided below.

Can I Order Through My Subscription Agent?

You can order your Combined or E-Only Institutional subscription through your usual Subscription Agent. If your Subscription Agent is not one of the intermediaries listed above, you’ll need to check first that they are able to provide this service.

How Will I Access My Combined or E-Access Institutional Subscription?

Access to your subscription is available in PDF (using Adobe Acrobat or other freely available plug-ins). Formatting, images, fonts and layout are reproduced accurately, providing a high-quality replica of the printed page that can be viewed on-screen or downloaded at your convenience. 

What Search Facilities Are Available?

Extensive search facilities are available, although these will depend on the intermediary you are using. Check with your intermediary for further details. View the SAGE Journals User Guide to view the search features that are available on the SAGE Journals platform.

How Will My Combined or E-Access Institutional Subscription Be Archived?

Intermediaries make their own arrangements for archiving electronic journals. Your intermediary will be able to give you specific details of their plans. For further information about any of the above, please e-mail journals@sagepub.com. For more information about terms and conditions of use through an intermediary, please visit www.sagepublications.com.

Is Electronic Access Available with an Individual Subscription?

No, we do not currently provide access to individual subscribers. However access is available to all members of a subscribing institution. Contact your librarian if you do not have access to any of our titles you are interested in.

If you have any other questions, please contact us.


Terms and Conditions of Use of SAGE journals

Governing access to and use of the content of a journal or journals for which the Licensee is purchasing access on an annual subscription basis.

Section 1. Rights and Obligations of the Licensee

1.1  The Licensee may use and access and allow Authorized Users (as defined below) to use and access the electronic versions of SAGE journals (the SAGE Journals Material) which are available to the Licensee via the Licensee's subscription provided always that such access and use is via a secure server over which the Licensee has sufficient control to limit distribution of the SAGE Journals Material to the Authorized Users. The Licensee shall ensure that the Notes for Authorized Users below are made available to all Authorized Users and physical visitors to the Site e.g. by means of a connect webpage and/or library information packs. All rights in the SAGE Journals Material which are not specifically granted to the Licensee under this License are expressly reserved to SAGE.

1.2  The following are Authorized Users of the SAGE Journals Material: current (permanent or visiting) members of the academic, library, research or equivalent staff and alumni of the Licensee at the Site (as defined below) and students actively and currently undertaking a course at the Site, who are subject to the Licensee's normal terms and conditions for ensuring compliance with the terms of this License. Physical visitors using public access terminals may access the SAGE Journals Material within the Library at the Site, although they will not be considered Authorized Users. Remote electronic access to and use of the SAGE Journals Material by people other than Authorized Users is not permitted. Authorized Users may distribute single copies of individual articles in print or electronic form to other Authorized Users within the institution for their personal use.

1.3  These terms and conditions cover use of SAGE Journals material within the secure network of the Licensee (the Site).

1.4  The Site: Depending on the license purchased, the secure network may cover a single institutional site (institutional license), an institution or customer covering multiple sites (a multi-site license) or a number of institutions operating under a single license (a consortial license).

1.4 The Licensee may not use or permit Authorized Users to use the SAGE Journals Material for the purposes of monetary reward by means of sale, resale, loan, hire, lease or any other form of exploitation.

1.5 The Licensee may store the SAGE Journals Material for purely archival purposes.

1.6 The Licensee may make such local electronic copies by means of caching {or mirrored storage} of all or part of the Licensed Materials as are necessary solely to ensure efficient use by Authorized Users and not to make available to Authorized Users duplicate copies of the SAGE Journals Material.

1.7 The Licensee may not otherwise store or permit Authorized Users to store the SAGE Journals Material on any medium, transfer, reproduce, modify, publish or otherwise exploit the SAGE Journals Material except in so far as is reasonable to exercise the rights granted under this License. Neither the Licensee nor the Authorized Users may make any part or parts of the SAGE Journals Material available for access by way of remote computing services beyond the Site with the sole exception of remote access by Authorized Users

1.8 The Licensee may use reasonable amounts of the SAGE Journals Material to fulfil occasional requests from other, non-participating institutions within the same country, a practice commonly called inter-library loan (ILL). The Licensee agrees to fulfil such requests in compliance with the UK Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 Ch. 48, s. 41 (Eng.), as amended by European Directive 2003, and any other applicable law relating to the  physical and digital reproduction and distribution by Libraries of copyrighted works.

The electronic form of the SAGE Journals Material may be used as a source for ILL. Only secure electronic transmission such as Ariel or Prospero may be used to fulfil ILL requests.  Participating Libraries agree that copyright notices will be sent on all ILL transmissions.  Fulfilment of Loansome DocR service requests is permitted.  Non-secure electronic transmission of files is not permitted.

For the avoidance of doubt, the SAGE Journals Material may not be used by the Licensee or Authorized Users in any form of activity competitive with SAGE. 

1.9 The Licensee is responsible for all charges associated with accessing the SAGE Journals Material, including any charges levied by the intermediary through whom the electronic subscription is delivered, as well as any computer equipment, software, telecommunication or internet connection charges.

1.10 . The Licensee may incorporate parts of the SAGE Journals Material in printed course packs and electronic reserve collections for the use of Authorized Users in the course of instruction at the Licensee's institution, but not for commercial use or re-sale. Each such item shall carry appropriate acknowledgement of the source, listing title and author of the extract, title and author of the work, and the publisher. Copies of such items shall be deleted by the Licensee when they are no longer used for such purpose. Course packs in non-electronic non-print perceptible form, such as audio or Braille, may also be offered to Authorized Users who are visually impaired. Permission for other reproduction should be sought from SAGE.

1.11 The Licensee may not remove, obscure or modify copyright notices, text acknowledging, attributions or other means of identification or disclaimers as they appear. The Licensee may not alter, adapt or modify the SAGE Journals Material, except to the extent necessary to make it perceptible on a computer screen, or as otherwise permitted in this Agreement.  Alteration of words or their order is strictly prohibited.

1.12 Save as set out in these terms and conditions, the Licensee may not display or distribute any part of the SAGE Journals Material on any electronic network, including without limitation the Internet and the World Wide Web, and any other distribution medium now in existence or hereinafter created, other than by a Secure Network;

This Clause shall survive termination of this Agreement for any reason.

1.14 The Licensee and Authorised Users shall have unlimited access to the SAGE Journals Material, 24 hours/day, seven days/week.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, SAGE reserves the right to shut down the SAGE Journals platform without prior notice to resolve any technical issues that may arise at any time as determined in SAGE’s sole and absolute discretion.

1.15 The Licensee acknowledges that there are certain system requirements that are necessary in order to use the SAGE Journals Material on the SAGE Journals platform, and the Licensee is financially and technically responsible for ensuring that these requirements are met. These system requirements are: (a) full access to the Internet (TCPIP) and (b) a World Wide Web browser, either Netscape (version 6.0 or higher) or Microsoft Internet Explorer (Version 5.0 or higher). Other suitable browsers should include support for HTML 4.0, XHTML 1.0, and CSS 1 (Cascading Style-sheets). Use of the Administrative Profile Module requires support for Javascript 1.5. SAGE recommends using the most current browsers available.

1.16 In the event that the Licensee ceases to subscribe to SAGE Journals content, the Licensee retains a perpetual right of access to the content which was published in the applicable journals during the term of the subscription. Access to that content after termination of this agreement will be available through the SAGE Journals platform, through provision of the content for local hosting or via a long-term archiving solution such as Portico.

 While the right of access to content subscribed to continues after termination of the subscription, access to non-subscribed back content ceases on termination of the subscription. 

Section 2. Obligations of SAGE

2.1 SAGE warrants that it has the right to license the SAGE Journals Material granted to the Licensee under this License. SAGE does not make any representation or warranty or accept responsibility for the accuracy, currency, or completeness of the content of the SAGE Journals Material. SAGE reserves the right to withdraw from the SAGE Journals Material any item contained in it or any part of it if SAGE believes that such item contains any material which may be legally objectionable, on whatever grounds.

2.2 During the term of the subscription, access will be offered to back volume content files of the SAGE Journals where it is available. Access to individual journals varies, but where possible access is provided back to 1999.

 

Section 3.  Notes for Authorized Users

The Licensee is encouraged to print-out, photocopy, place on library webpage or otherwise make available to Authorized Users these notes.

 

Copyright

The entire contents of SAGE Journals Material (including individual articles and other material appearing in the journals) are protected by copyright.

 

Licensed Rights

Electronic access to SAGE Journals Material is governed by the terms of licenses which regulate such access. The following notes provide information on some key elements of these licenses.

1. You qualify as an Authorized User of the SAGE Journals Material to which your institution has a paid electronic subscription if you are a current member of the academic, library, research or equivalent staff, or an alumnus of the institution at the Site for which a license has been purchased or a student actively and currently undertaking a course at the Site. If you are a physical visitor to the Library using a public access terminal, you may also be allowed to use the SAGE Journals Material.

2. You may (i) access; (ii) search; (iii) download and/or (iv) view the SAGE Journals Material and make single printed or electronic copies of individual articles for personal use only. You  may use the SAGE Journals Material by remote access to a secure server if your  site offers this facility.

3. You may transmit to a third party colleague in hard copy or electronically, minimal, insubstantial amounts of the Licensed Materials for personal use or scholarly, educational, or scientific research or professional use but in no case for resale or commercial purposes.  In addition, you have the right to use, with appropriate credit, figures, tables and brief excerpts from the Licensed Materials in your own scientific, scholarly and educational works.

4. You may extract or use information contained in the Products for Educational Purposes, including, but not limited to, text and data mining, extraction and manipulation of information for the purposes of illustration, explanation, example, comment, criticism, teaching, research, or analysis.
 
5. You may not (i) sell; (ii) loan; (iii) lease; (iv) transfer; (v) modify or (vi) reproduce or otherwise use the SAGE Journals Material or any part of it except as is permitted in clause 2 above.
 
6. Staff of the Site may use part or parts of the SAGE Journals Material Online in non-commercial course packs or other collections for teaching purposes within the licensed Site only.

For further information about this site license, our multi-site and consortia licenses, or for multi-site or consortia quotes, please contact your regional Library/Consortia Sales Manager.

 

Updated: 24 June 2015