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Umeå University researchers can publish open access at no cost in most of Sage journals. Read more about the terms of our agreement with the publisher for 2024 and what it means for you here.

The open access publishing fee (APC, article processing charge) has been pre-paid through an agreement between the library and Sage. The agreement applies to open access publishing in most journals in Sage Premier and open access journals in Sage Gold OA Package, except for a small number of journals that do not allow open access publishing.

Terms and conditions

  • You must be the corresponding author, i.e., the one handling communication with the publisher and journal.
  • Your Umeå University affiliation must be stated in the published article.
  • Use your university email ending with @umu.se. The email domain is often used to recognise your eligibility.
  • The agreement applies to articles with a 2024 acceptance date.
  • Your article will be published under a CC BY license. Other licenses are available upon request.
  • Please note that the agreement does not cover any additional charges, such as page charges or charges for colour illustrations.

How the publishing process works

Upon acceptance, you will receive an email from the publisher with a link to the Sage Open Access Portal (SOAP). Follow the instructions in the portal.

Read more about the publishing process at the Sage website:

Sage – Sweden (Bibsam)

Latest update: 2024-04-26