Open Access publishing agreement: SAGE

Authors affiliated with the University of Vienna can publish Open Access without any additional charges in approximately 900 SAGE journals under a transformative Open Access publishing agreement. Please find the agreement details here:

Validity period

Articles in subscription journals with Open Access option. Articles in Gold journals (fully open access) are also eligible and processed as part of the agreement workflow: Eligible Journals (PDF)

Funding requirements
  • You are "corresponding author" of the article in question.
  • You are affiliated1) with the University of Vienna on the date of acceptance.
  • The following applies to articles resulting from FWF projects: funding provided by the FWF2).
  • The following applies to articles resulting from EU projects: funding can be provided by the University of Vienna.
  • The article lists "University of Vienna" as your affiliation or as one of your affiliations.
  • Article types covered: Article (Article includes but not limited to: Original Research Papers, Review Papers, Brief Communications, Short Reports, Case Reports). Book reviews are always excluded from funding.
Funding is only provided for Open Access, not for any additional fees (e.g. colour charges, submission fees).
Author workflow
SAGE recognises eligible authors automatically and will inform you accordingly. Your affiliation to the University of Vienna will be checked by the Open Access Office.
Publisher's infopublisher website
Consortium infoKEMÖ website


1) University affiliates are defined in UG 2002 §94. Should you be a research grant holder please provide confirmation to that effect via e-mail.

2) If the FWF is named as a funder in the article it is responsible for Open Access funding. There is a dedicated Open Access agreement between SAGE and the FWF, so there is no need to apply for reimbursement. Please note that the FWF funding requirements have to be met.