SAGE Publishing and the South African National Library and Information Consortium (SANLiC) have announced a new transformative agreement to expand publishing opportunities for researchers in South Africa, Botswana, and Namibia. The three-year deal will provide researchers with Open Access (OA) publishing rights, with no cost to the author in Hybrid journals within the current Premier collection; and a discount on article publishing charges for SAGE’s 150+ pure Gold Open Access journals.
Researchers at member institutions participating in the agreement will have access to SAGE’s vast collection of journals in the social and behavioral sciences and fast-growing list of science, technology, and medical journals. With the help of SAGE’s Open Access Portal, such researchers will be able to confidently submit their work in compliance with both current and future OA requirements; be automatically contacted by SAGE to make them aware of their publishing options; and manage the selection of OA licenses.
An early driver of OA, SAGE serves as a founding member of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association, as well as being one of two publishing partners in the European Commission-funded FP7 Framework project, the Study of Open Access Publishing. Additionally, in 2011 SAGE launched SAGE Open, the first broad-spectrum open access journal aimed specifically at the social and behavioral sciences.Click here to read the original press release.