Publishing your research in open access journals or monographs is a great way to increase the visibility of your work and to preserve it for future use and discovery.
Open access publications are made freely available for readers, charging no subscription fees to users or institutions. To cover publication costs, open access publishers sometimes charge author publication fees, or APCs, or receive subsidies, endowments, or sponsorships from institutions, governments, or philanthropic organizations.
For articles accepted for publication in a gold open access journal (a journal in which all content is published open access under a Creative Commons license – visit the journal’s individual website on SAGE Journals to find out if it’s an open access journal) the author should email APCqueries@sagepub.co.uk when they are asked to arrange payment of the APC. The author should include the following information:
It's important to select an open access publication that is the right fit for you both academically and financially. We recommend the use of these tools to locate an open access publisher for your works.
You retain the copyright to your work until you assign it to someone else. You are granted a bundle of exclusive rights: to reproduce, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, and modifify your original work.
Frequently, authors sign agreements with publishers without realizing what rights they are giving up. It is up to you to decide whether you will surrender all of your rights, some of them, or none of them to a publisher. If you would like to use your work in any of the following ways, you should consider negotiating with your publisher before you sign your agreement. If you would like to:
You can investigate securing these Author Rights.