SAGE Publishing and SANLiC Reach New ‘Read and Publish’ Deal

New Deal to Support Researchers in South Africa, Botswana, and Namibia

Through a new transformative agreement, SAGE Publishing and the South African National Library and Information Consortium (SANLiC) 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.
  • 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 behavioural 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.
  • Manage the selection of OA licenses.

“We’re delighted to partner with SANLiC and add to the significant and growing list of SAGE Open Access agreements,” says David Ross, Vice President of Open Research at SAGE. “This agreement allows access to vital research within both the social and behavioural sciences and technology and medical fields, in support of the learning, teaching and research activities of SANLiC members.”

Laila Vahed, Chairperson of the SANLiC Board commented “This is South Africa’s fifth transformative agreement and the largest to date. It is a landmark agreement because SAGE is on our Top Ten list as a reading and publishing venue. The publishing venues of choice for many of our researchers have been either closed or requiring unaffordable author facing charges for open access publishing. We are delighted that our researchers will now be able to publish fully open access in the SAGE journals of their choice without author facing charges while retaining the copyright to their work.”

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 behavioural sciences. To learn more about SAGE’s OA agreements, visit the SAGE Publishing website.

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About SAGE Publishing

SAGE is a global academic publisher of books, journals, and a growing suite of library products and services.

Driven by the belief that social and behavioural science has the power to improve society, we focus on publishing impactful research and enabling robust research methodology. We produce high quality educational resources that support instructors to prepare the citizens, policymakers, educators, and researchers of the future. We publish more than 1,000 journals and 900 new books globally each year, as well as library products and services that include archives, data, case studies, and video. SAGE is majority owned by our founder, Sara Miller McCune, and after her lifetime will become owned by a charitable trust that secures the company’s continued independence.

About SANLiC

The SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL LIBRARY AND iNFORMATION CONSORTIUM (RF) NPC is a not for profit company. It serves the interests of its member libraries which include the 26 public South African higher education libraries and six national research council libraries. It also provides a service to the University of Botswana and the University of Namibia. Its mission is to facilitate, on a non-profit basis, affordable access to scholarly electronic information in support of the learning, teaching and research activities of its members. SANLiC is committed to promoting open access (OA) for the advancement of South African research and research production through increasing access to scholarly information, reducing the overall cost of library subscriptions, and seeking alternative forums for the distribution of South African scholarship.

To learn more about SANLiC, visit the SANLiC website.