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Arrangements:

German Academic Institutions

SAGE has an agreement with the German Academic Institutions for subscribing consortium members. The agreement will run (commencing 1st January 2021) between 2021 and 2023. The details of the agreement are as follows:

Subscription journals: Corresponding authors publishing an article in 900+ subscription journals* which offer hybrid open access publishing (SAGE Choice) can be published open access, free of charge. Charges other than the author article process charge (APC) may still apply, please refer to individual journal submission guidelines.

Authors in subscription journals do not need to take any action to benefit from this offer. SAGE will contact all eligible authors informing them of the Open Access agreement with the German Academic Institutions and invite them to the SAGE Open Access Portal to take up the offer as soon as their accepted article has been received into SAGE’s Production department.

Please note all authors should still complete the steps to sign SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement on acceptance as normal. SAGE still requires this agreement for your article to proceed to production at SAGE. Through the SAGE Open Access Portal, you will automatically receive an open access (SAGE Choice) Contributor’s Agreement that will replace the earlier signed agreement.

Gold open access journals: Corresponding authors publishing an article in a gold open access journal are also entitled to a 20% discount on the prevailing article processing charge (APC) for that journal. (SAGE’s 150+ participating pure Gold Open Access journals)

Click here for the participating Gold journal title list. This discount will be applied automatically in the SAGE Open Access Portal. Where an author is eligible for more than one discount, discounts cannot be combined but the highest discount available to the author will be applied to the APC due.

*The exact number of titles will vary depending upon the individual institution’s subscription package. 

Max Planck Society

SAGE has an arrangement with the Max Planck Society to cover the article processing charge (APC) for authors affiliated with an institute of the Max Planck Society. 

Subscription journals: Max Planck authors can publish open access in over 900+ hybrid journals (included in the 2021 SAGE Premier package). Max Planck Society centrally covers the highly discounted APC for affiliated submitting corresponding authors.

Authors do not need to take any action to benefit from this offer. SAGE will contact all eligible authors to inform them of the arrangement and invite them to the SAGE Open Access Portal to take any additional steps required to publish their article open access.

Gold open access journals: Corresponding authors publishing an article in a gold open access journal are also entitled to a 20% discount on the prevailing APC. Click here for the participating Gold journal title list. 

This discount will be applied automatically in the SAGE Open Access Portal. Where an author is eligible for more than one discount, discounts cannot be combined but the highest discount available to the author will be applied to the APC due. 

For more information please visit the Max Planck information page.

You may contact the Max Planck Society at: lic.contact@mpdl.mpg.de