Introduction: this agreement gives current staff and students at participating institutions:

  • Access to current content from the Sage Premier 2021 journal collection.
  • The ability to make articles accepted for publication in eligible Sage journals open access, without the author paying an article processing charge (APC). Further details below.

Agreement period: 1 Jan 2024 – 31 Dec 2026

Participating members:

  • Dublin City University  
  • Maynooth University   
  • Technological University Dublin 
  • Trinity College Dublin 
  • University College Cork  
  • University College Dublin 
  • University of Galway
  • University of Limerick 
  • Atlantic Technological University
  • Dundalk Institute of Technology
  • Institute of Art, Design + Technology
  • Mary Immaculate College
  • Munster Technological University
  • South East Technological University
  • Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest

Publisher page:

OA quota per year:

  • unlimited OA publishing in Sage Choice hybrid journals (subscription journals where some of the articles are open access) at no extra cost. 
  • a 20% discount on article processing charges (APCs) in most Sage Gold journals (fully open access journals). See the Gold OA (20% discount) journals listed on p.5-8 here

Journals eligible for OA publishing:

Eligible authors:

  • The corresponding author must be a current staff member or student of a participating institution at the time the article enters production (this is usually shortly after the article being accepted for publication). The corresponding author must ensure their correct affiliation details are known to the publisher at this time.
  • Requests to publish OA under the agreement are subject to approval by participating members.

Eligible article types:

  • included: brief report, case report, collection, research article and review article
  • excluded: “Articles published as part of commercially sponsored supplements, errata, book reviews, editorials, published abstracts, call for papers, news items or similar are excluded from this service.”

OA publishing license: CC-BY or CC-BY-NC

Further information:

  • listing on ESAC Registry of Transformative Agreements [coming soon]
  • full-text of the IReL-Sage 2024-2026 agreement [coming soon]