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Open Access Publishing @ Wits: Sage Publishing

This LibGuide provides useful information about Open Access at Wits including the Wits Article Processing Charge (APC) fund, as well as Transformative OA agreements that apply to Wits authors

Sage Premier Read & Publish 2022-2024

  • SANLiC (South African National Library & Information Consortium) has negotiated an agreement with SAGE Publishing to support Open Access publishing.

  • As a member of SANLiC, Wits has signed an agreement with SAGE Publishing for the period 2022-2024.

  • The Read & Publish agreement allows authors affiliated with SANLiC institutions to:

    • publish in Hybrid Open Access journals in the current Sage Premier collection with no charge to the author

    • publish in Gold Open Access journals with a 20% discount on Article Processing Charges (APCs).

    • See below list with Hybrid/Gold OA journals eligible according to the agreement with SANLIC:

To learn more about SAGE’s OA agreements, visit the SAGE Publishing website. To read more about SANLIC's Open Access agreement with Sage here.

Sage Premier Read & Publish 2022-2024

  • Authors in subscription journals do not need to take any action to benefit from this offer. Once an accepted article has been received into SAGE’s Production department, SAGE will contact all eligible authors informing them of the Open Access agreement with SANLiC inviting them to the SAGE Open Access Portal to take up the offer.