SAGE and Simon Fraser University partner for open access publishing

From a SAGE press release:

Los Angeles, CA (May 17, 2012) SAGE and Simon Fraser University (SFU), a leader in the open access movement and a member of COPE (Compact for Open-access Publishing Equity), have announced a partnership designed to encourage social science and humanities faculty and students at SFU to publish in SAGE Open. Launched by SAGE in 2011, SAGE Open is the first peer-reviewed, broad-based “Gold” open access social science and humanities journal.

SFU will subsidize the author fee for 30 accepted papers to SAGE Open at a discounted rate. SAGE will reach out to SFU faculty and students to let them know about the subsidized fees. Additionally, SAGE will handle the billing and accounting for the fees so that it is a seamless transaction for SFU authors.

“SAGE has a built a strong reputation within the academy as a leader in innovative, sustainable, and high-quality scholarly publishing.  The SFU Library is thrilled to partner with SAGE as it ventures into the gold Open Access publishing arena,” said Charles Eckman, University Librarian and Dean of Library Services, Simon Fraser University.

SAGE Open has had more than 1,100 submissions across a range of disciplines, including education, psychology, political science, management and communication. Papers are from universities from around the globe and include authors from leading institutions such as Harvard, Stanford, NYU and others.

“We couldn’t be more pleased to be partnering with Simon Fraser, one of the world’s leading universities in the open access movement,” said Bob Howard, Executive Director, Journals Editorial. “Social science and humanities scholars are beginning to embrace open access journals as evidenced by the large number of submissions to SAGE Open. We feel this partnership sends a strong message to them, and not just at SFU, that open access is a viable outlet for their research output.”


SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. Since 1965, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine. An independent company, SAGE has principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC.