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The SAGE Choice program offers authors the option to make their articles freely available upon publication in most subscription-based SAGE Journals. It also enables authors to comply with funding body requirements, where publishing research papers open access is a stipulation of funding, while still publishing their article in the subscription journal of their choice.

Most SAGE journals offer SAGE Choice. The standard article processing charge (APC) for SAGE Choice is 3,000 USD/1,600 GBP. The fee excludes any other potential author fees levied by some journals (such as color charges) as well as taxes where applicable.

SAGE Premier is the largest journals package offered by SAGE. It includes international, peer-reviewed journals, including high-impact research titles published on behalf of over 400 scholarly and professional societies. Its interdisciplinary coverage is unparalleled, spanning subject areas including business; humanities; social sciences; science, technology, medicine; and many more.

Titles included in SAGE Premier are also available in smaller, discipline-specific packages:

  • Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) – includes 729 titles
  • Science, Technology, and Medicine (STM) – includes 487 titles available in the following 3 packages:
    • Science, Technology, and Medicine – 487 titles
    • Health Sciences -396 titles
    • Clinical Medicine – 276 titles

SAGE is a COUNTER compliant vendor and in order to retain this status our usage reports are audited on a regular basis.  We have ensured continued compliancy with the COUNTER Code of Practice and currently have the following reports available:

  • Journal Report 1 (Number of Successful Full-Text Article Requests by Month and Journal)
  • Journal Report 1 GOA (Number of Successful Gold Open Access Full-Text Article Requests by Month and Journal)
  • Journal Report 1a (Number of Successful Full-Text Article Requests from an Archive by Month and Journal)
  • Journal Report 2 (Access Denied to Full-Text Articles by Month, Journal and Category)

Journal Report 3 (Number of Successful Item Requests by Month, Journal and Page-type)

  • Journal Report 5 (Number of Successfull Full-Text Article Reqeusts by Year-of-Publication (YOP) and Journal)

All SAGE journals are indexed in the following discovery services:

  • Summon
  • Serial Solutions
  • Primo (ProQuest/ExLibris)
  • OCLC Worldshare

If published in an issue: the article cannot be modified, but an erratum or corrigendum can be published to clarify the error. Errata and corrigenda are good choices for serious errors (such as a misspelled author name, or incorrect data that could cause harm) because they create greater awareness of the error and are effectively downstreamed to indexers like PubMed. But these error notices carry unfavorable connotations and can also negatively affect Impact Factor, so we recommend using them sparingly.

If published OnlineFirst, but not yet in an issue: the article can potentially be modified. Contact your PE as soon as you notice the error and they can advise you.

Modifying the article as a new version at OnlineFirst or issue is a good choice for less serious errors. But “versioning” can raise questions such as “Which version was intended in citation?” and “What changed between the versions and why?” Also, SAGE cannot control whether downstream sources, such as PubMed, accept the modifications. The benefit of an error’s correction should be carefully considered against the potential disadvantages of post-publication corrections. Please contact your PE for additional advice about errors and corrections.