Open Access at SAG Publishing
All our journals now allow authors to choose the open access option when publishing their articles. The open access option means that an article
will be available for free to any reader anywhere in the world.
You will be given the option to choose open access publishing when your article is accepted for publication. SAG Publishing’s publication
process with rigorous peer review, professional editing, production and international visibility, is the same for all articles whether they are
published as open access or not. All articles also enjoy the same level of functionality on the website.
How does the process work?
You can submit your article to the SAG Publishing journal of your choice in the usual manner. When your article has been accepted
for publication, you will be given the option to choose open access publishing. If you choose the open access option, you will be asked to pay
the open access publication fee.
What are my Open Access Licensing options?
SAG Publishing gives all authors of open access articles the option to choose Creative Commons licenses to enable the open
publication of their articles.
The Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 states that the author allows the reader or user to:
- Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, and,
- Adapt— remix, transform, and build upon the material,
For any purpose, even commercially
The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.
What about copyright?
As an author, you will always retain copyright in your work but if you select the open access option you are required to agree to the open access
terms and conditions that the article is based on original work and is not in breach of anyone else’s rights and is not in any way otherwise unlawful or illegal.
Submission to another journal is not permitted.
If you post the article on any other website or online repository or database, you should include an acknowledgement in the form of a full citation of the
journal as the original source of publication and this must include a link to the journal webpage and/or a DOI as soon as it is available. Acknowledging the
original source of publication in this way will help in getting the work cited