Open access publishing in Sage journals with a discounted APC rate


The researchers and authors of the following institutions are entitled to publish their articles as Open Access in Sage journals with a discounted APC (Article Processing Charge) rate from the beginning of 2017: Sage Premier subscribers

According to the agreement made by FinELib consortium the researchers can publish their articles as open with 200 GBP when acting as a corresponding author of the article. The undiscounted APC rate would be 1 600 GBP. The discount will be applied to the following journals: Sage journals with a discounted APC rate


The instructions for publishing the article as open in Sage journals:

1) Sage informs the author of the acceptance of the article and makes an offer to publish the article via Open Access.

2) The Author completes an OA acceptance form, where there is a “Promo code” box.

3) The Author enters code “FinELib2017” into this box.

4) SAGE invoices for £200 instead of the standard APC rate.


When the article has been accepted the author has to fill in the code in the acceptance form and see that the invoicing will take place with a discounted APC-rate (200 GBP).

It is extremely important that the author will be responsible for the discount since the publisher will not make any refunds retrospectively.


Please notice that these are general instructions. Your organization may have specific instructions e.g. regarding invoicing. Therefore, we recommend that when you are planning to publish an open access article in Sage journals, please contact your organization's library/information service.

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