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OA Publishing Agreements

A list of OA publishing agreements open to DCU authors

OA Publishing Agreement with Sage Publishing  



Agreement period: 1 Jan 2021 – 31 Dec 2023

Instructions for authors

  • The IReL-SAGE Read and Publish agreement allows corresponding authors (where they are a current staff member or student with Dublin City University at the time the article is accepted for publication) to publish articles open access:
    • in SAGE Choice hybrid journals (subscription journals where some of the articles are open access) at no extra cost
    • with a 20% article processing charge (APC) discount in most SAGE Gold journals (fully open access journals) 
  • For articles accepted for publication from Fri 19 Mar 2021: SAGE will invite eligible corresponding authors to make their articles open access on acceptance.
  • For articles accepted between 1 Jan 2021 and 19 Mar 2021: eligible corresponding authors will be contacted by SAGE in late April 2021, inviting them to make the article open access retrospectively