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 2021 – 31 Dec 2023

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 (from Jan 2023)
  • Dundalk Institute of Technology (from Jan 2023)
  • Institute of Art, Design + Technology (from Jan 2023)
  • Mary Immaculate College (from Jan 2023)
  • Munster Technological University (from Jan 2023)
  • South East Technological University (from Jan 2023)
  • Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest (from Jan 2023)

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. See the Hybrid @ (£0) list here
  • unlimited OA publishing with a 20% article processing charge (APC) discount in most SAGE Gold journals (fully open access journals). See the Gold OA (20% discount) list 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 is 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:

  • “[including] but not limited to: Original Research Papers, Review Papers, Brief Communications, Short Reports, Case Reports”
  • “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: