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Read- and publish agreement

Researchers at Lund University can use agreements to publish open access with easy handling of the administrative processes and negotiated costs. Read more about the terms of the agreement here.

About the agreement

Researchers at Lund University can publish open access in SAGE's hybrid journals. Hybrid journals are subscription-based journals with an open access option. Initially the cost of publishing is paid by the University Library.

There is also a 20% discount for publishing in the publisher's open access journals.

Corresponding author must be affiliated to Lund University and have stated Lund University as their affiliation in the article in order to be able to publish open access within the agreement.

Journals included

Journals included in this or other current publisher agreements are found by using our search service where all journal titles are listed.

Search for journals included in current publishing agreements

Workflow for authors

Hybrid journals

State the affiliation with Lund University and use the institutional e-mail ( or address when submitting an article. The eligibility for the agreement is based on this, Lund University Library is not involved in the process of verifying author affiliation for this agreement.

When the article has been accepted for publication, and if you have been identified as eligible, you will receive an email with a link to Sage Open Access Portal (SOAP). Use this link and follow the steps to make your article open access.

Also see a detailed description of the author workflow in the SAGE's platform (PDF, new tab)

Note that CC BY is the default license option, you can contact the publisher directly if any other type of license is preferred.

Information about Creative Commons licenses on the Royal Library's website

Open access journals

The agreement gives a 20% discount on publishing in SAGE's open access journals. Since the entire cost of the article is not covered by the agreement, it is also possible to apply for financial funding for a part of the remaining amount.

Apply for financial support for publishing open access

Publishing costs at Lund University

Parts of the costs of publishing, both within the agreements and those paid with the extra publishing support, are later invoiced to the faculties. Depending on how your faculty chooses to handle the costs, you may have to pay a part of the publication fee at a later stage.

Read more about costs for publishing open access at Lund University


For questions about the agreement or open access publishing, please contact:

publicera [at] lub [dot] lu [dot] se (publicera[at]lub[dot]lu[dot]se)