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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.

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

View SAGE's 'Terms and Conditions of Use of SAGE Journals'

 

Updated: 9 August 2017