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SAGE Journal Packages

Whether your library needs the full, interdisciplinary collection dating back to volume 1, issue 1, or a specific, focused collection targeted to your researchers’ interests, SAGE can help you build the perfect fit by providing several journals package options to fit your libraries needs.

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Premier Package

SAGE Premier was designed with and for librarians to provide great savings off list prices for individual journals! SAGE Premier is the largest journals package offered by SAGE. It includes international, peer-reviewed journals, including high-impact research titles published on behalf of over 500 scholarly and professional societies. View a complete list of titles available in the 2020 SAGE Premier package. 

  • Electronic access to more than 1,000 peer-reviewed journals (over 1 million articles)
  • Content ownership of the subscribed content published by SAGE during the term of the agreement
  • Complimentary access back to 1999, where available, is included while a current subscription is maintained
  • Quality new content added to the package annually

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Alumni Access 

University alumni may have access to the content hosted on SAGE and CQ Press platforms through their university library, based on their university's current and active holdings. All alumni registered with subscribing or purchasing libraries will be able to access these resources, including more than 1,000 scholarly and professional journals at no extra fee.

University libraries already support current students and scholars with access to online resources through both on-site and remote services. This license extends this offering to alumni via IP address, ATHENS, or SHIBBOLETH through the institution’s account. SAGE does not have the information or systems necessary to authenticate an individual as being an alumnus of a particular institution. Because of this, institutions will need to manage the authentication process and provide alumni with a route through the institutional IP network or with an ATHENS or SHIBBOLETH profile. Please contact your designated sales representative with any questions.

Digital Rights Management

"Reasonable Amount" shall mean not more than ten percent (10%) of any individual book or journal issue where these are included in a database, and not more than five percent (5%) of the total database content.


Humanities and Social Sciences Package

The Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) Package provides access to 752 journals, including leading international peer-reviewed titles, many of which are ranked in the 2018 Journal Citation Reports (Web of Science Group, 2019)*. SAGE offers more choices—all on one familiar platform—to better suit the demands of your consortium members for SAGE journal content. 

2020 Humanities and Social Sciences Package List

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The HSS Package includes the following:

  • Access to 752 journals, encompassing over 641,000 articles
  • Over 54% of the package content is ranked in the 2018 Journal Citation Reports (Web of Science Group, 2019)*
  • Complimentary access back to 1999, where available, while a current subscription is maintained
  • COUNTER-5 compliant usage statistics

Science, Technology, and Medicine Packages

The Science, Technology, and Medicine (STM) Packages provide access to 488 journals, including leading international peer-reviewed titles, many of which are ranked in the 2018 Journal Citation Reports (Web of Science Group, 2019)*, in three packages: STM, Health Sciences, and Clinical Medicine. SAGE offers more choices—all on one familiar platform—to better suit the demands of your consortium members for SAGE journal content.

2020 Science, Technology, and Medicine Packages Title List

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The STM Package includes the following:

  • Access to 488 journals, encompassing over 577,000 articles
  • Over 53% of the package content is ranked in the 2018 Journal Citation Reports (Web of Science Group, 2019)*
  • Complimentary access back to 1999, where available, while a current subscription is maintained
  • COUNTER-5 compliant usage statistics

Health Sciences Package

  • Access to 396 journals, encompassing over 468,000 articles
  • Over 50% of the package content is ranked in the 2017 Journal Citation Reports (Web of Science Group, 2019)*
  • Complimentary access back to 1999, where available, while a current subscription is maintained
  • COUNTER-5 compliant usage statistics

2020 Health Science Package Title List

Clinical Medicine Package

  • Access to 281 journals, encompassing over 360,000 articles
  • Nearly 50% of the package content is ranked in the 2018 Journal Citation Reports (Web of Science Group, 2019)*
  • Complimentary access back to 1999, where available, while a current subscription is maintained
  • COUNTER-5 compliant usage statistics

2020 Clinical Medicine Package Title List

*Data is included from the Journal Citation Reports (Web of Science Group, 2019). Learn more about the Rankings in the JCR.  


Backfile Packages

SAGE Backfile Packages include electronic access to more than 625 peer-reviewed journal backfiles and over 931,000 articles. This is a one-time purchase with upgrade opportunities and a minimal hosting fee. Coverage is through the last issue of 1998 back to volume one, issue one* (content from 1999 to present included with a SAGE Premier subscription).

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*At present, SAGE has located and provided 98% of the overall expected volume of backfile issues on SAGE Journals.

Deep Backfile Package

Access to over 620 journal backfiles, encompassing over 929,000 articles

2020 Deep Backfile Package Title List

Interested in what's new to this year's Deep Backfile Package? Download the new titles list 

Humanities and Social Sciences Deep Backfile Package

Gain access to over 470 journal backfiles from the leading publisher in social science

2020 Humanities and Social Sciences Deep Backfile Package

Science, Technology, and Medicine Deep Backfile Package

Gain access to over 230 journal backfiles SAGE publishes in science, technology, and medicine

2020 Science, Technology, and Medicine Deep Backfile Package List

This package is also available in two smaller options:

  • 2020 Health Sciences Deep Backfile Package
    Discover over 185 journal backfiles SAGE publishes in health sciences (download the title list)
  • 2020 Clinical Medicine Deep Backfile Package
    Discover over 120 journal backfiles SAGE publishes in clinical medicine (download the title list)

Shallow Backfile Package

This content ownership opportunity will complete your collection of SAGE content, offering articles published between 1999 and 2009 for over 846 journals.

2020 Shallow Backfile Package Title List

Backfile Collections

Need something more specific? SAGE offers 27 backfile subject collections featuring high-impact, discipline-relevant journals. Use the flexibility of collection acquisition to provide the targeted content that researchers are seeking out.

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