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TRU Researchers Can Now Publish OA in Over 900 SAGE Choice Journals at No Charge

  Posted on: February 24, 2021

The Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) has negotiated a transformative “read and publish” agreement with SAGE, beginning January 1, 2021 and valid until December 31, 2023. A public announcement outlining the agreement is available here.

As a result of the TRU Library’s membership in CKRN and this new agreement, any TRU researcher, faculty or student, may publish their articles as Open Access with no Article Processing Charge (APC) in over 900 SAGE Choice journals. Some exclusions do apply; see here.

TRU researchers may also use a 40% APC discount to publish in SAGE’s gold open access journals. Click here to see the title list of participating gold journals.

To facilitate open access publishing, processing of the APC waiver for SAGE Choice journals and the discount for gold open access journals is done automatically via the SAGE Open Access Portal (SOAP) when corresponding authors identify themselves as affiliated with TRU. SOAP is a dashboard for authors to submit their article, select a copyright license, assign a bill payer (if applicable), and view article status. A Creative Commons license CC BY will be applied to open access publications unless a different license is requested by the author.

In addition to the open access components of the agreement, the SAGE agreement also includes increased access to additional SAGE content, such as the Royal Society of Medicine and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers journals. Journals both newly launched and acquired by SAGE each year are included at no additional cost.

Questions about the Sage Choice Journals, Open Access publishing, and waiver of Sage APC fees as a result of the CKRN agreement may be directed to your TRU Liaison Librarian.


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