What the CRKN-SAGE Open Access Agreement Means for U of G

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SAGE-CRKN Open Access Agreement

U of G is participating in a new agreement between SAGE Publishing and the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN). The CRKN-SAGE Agreement combines elements of a traditional subscription with increased open access to research articles published by authors from CRKN member institutions. The result is a reduced cost to researchers and increased access to Canadian research.

The library is committed to increasing open access options for U of G researchers and this agreement represents a transitional step towards fully open access agreements.

What does this agreement mean for U of G Authors?

The SAGE-CKRN agreement allows U of G authors to publish their work in selected SAGE Journals without cost, or at a discount.

  • U of G corresponding authors may publish their articles as open access in over 900 SAGE Choice Journals without paying article processing charges (APCs). Some exclusions apply.
  • For SAGE Gold Open Access journals, U of G authors will receive a 40 per cent discount on APCs.

Articles published through this agreement will become open access. By publishing open access, you are:

  • Making research more accessible for everyone.
  • Complying with the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy.
  • Helping transform the scholarly publishing system into one that is more economically sustainable.
  • Ensuring the widest possible readership for publicly funded research.

This agreement is available to all U of G authors until the end of 2023.

For more information about SAGE’s open access publishing visit: https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/open-access-at-sage.

Not publishing with SAGE? We can help you make your work open. Learn more about how we support open scholarship.


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