Posted by: bluesyemre | February 24, 2021

#CRKN – #SAGE Transformative Agreement

For libraries

CRKN has negotiated a transformative “read and publish” agreement with SAGE, beginning January 1, 2021 and valid until December 31, 2023. A public announcement outlining the agreement is available here. Through this agreement, authors affiliated with the 69 participating CRKN institutions (listed below) may publish their articles as open access with no Article Processing Charge (APC) in over 900 SAGE Choice journals (some exclusion do apply; see here).

In addition to the open access components of the agreement, the SAGE agreement also includes increased access to additional SAGE content, such as the Royal Society of Medicine and Institution of Mechanical Engineers journals, for all participating CRKN institutions. Journals both newly launched and acquired by SAGE each year are included at no additional cost.

More information (members only) is available here. If you have any questions about the SAGE license, please contact Craig Olsvik at

For authors

CRKN-affiliated authors may publish their articles as open access in over 900 SAGE Choice journals (journals excluded from SAGE Choice are listed here). Authors may also use a 40% APC discount to publish in SAGE’s gold open access journals. Click here to see the title list of participating gold journals. To facilitate open access publishing, processing of the APC waiver for SAGE Choice journals and the discount for gold open access journals is done automatically via the SAGE Open Access Portal (SOAP) when corresponding authors identify themselves as affiliated to a participating CRKN institution. SOAP is a dashboard for authors to submit their article, select a copyright license, assign a bill payer (if applicable), and view article status. A Creative Commons license CC BY will be applied to open access publications unless a different license is requested by the author.

Please note, where an author is eligible for more than one discount for gold journals, discounts cannot be combined but the highest discount available to the author will be applied to the APC due.

For more information on your institution’s participation in this CRKN agreement, please contact your campus library.

Participating Institutions

Acadia University
Algoma University
Athabasca University
Bishop’s University
Brandon University
Brock University
Cape Breton University
Carleton University
Concordia University
Concordia University of Edmonton
Dalhousie University
HEC Montréal
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Lakehead University
MacEwan University
McGill University
McMaster University
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Mount Allison University
Mount Royal University
Mount Saint Vincent University
Nipissing University
OCAD University
Queen’s University
Royal Roads University
Ryerson University
Saint Mary’s University
Simon Fraser University
St. Francis Xavier University
Thompson Rivers University
Trent University
Trinity Western University
Université Laval
Université de Moncton
Université de Montréal
Université du Québec :École de technologie supérieureÉcole nationale d’administration publiqueInstitut national de la recherche scientifiqueTélé-université du QuébecUniversité du Québec à ChicoutimiUniversité du Québec à MontréalUniversité du Québec en OutaouaisUniversité du Québec à RimouskiUniversité du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Université Sainte-Anne
Université de Sherbrooke
University of Alberta
University of British Columbia
University of Calgary
University of the Fraser Valley
University of Guelph
University of Lethbridge
University of Manitoba
University of New Brunswick
University of Northern British Columbia
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
University of Ottawa
University of Prince Edward Island
University of Regina
University of Saskatchewan
University of Toronto
University of Waterloo
University of Windsor
University of Victoria
University of Winnipeg
Vancouver Island University
Western University
Wilfrid Laurier University
York University

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