Celebrating Open Access Week 2018

By Kathleen Sargeant, Marketing Manager, Open Access

With the emergence of initiatives such as “Plan S”, open access is currently at a juncture, and as the landscape continue to change we as a community are once again shaking up how we can both respond to and adopt an open access approach. International Open Access Week, now in its 10th year, remains a core platform as we join together to create a unified global platform in which to discuss, debate, challenge and embrace key issues in the area as an industry.

Since the emergence of open access, SAGE has always been committed to working with the academic community, navigating the pitfalls and harnessing the opportunities that these changes present. So what has SAGE been doing with OA over this past year?

Well a lot has changed in SAGE Open Access. We now have 188 gold open access journals in our portfolio, having added Innate Immunity, Medicine Access @ Point of Care, and European View to our journal family in 2018, among others.

We are also excited to announce that all 15 journals in the Therapeutic Advances series will be fully open access as of January 2019.

In addition to our growing family of journals, SAGE Open Access now has 3,634 institutions affiliated with our published articles, and we have published research from 107 countries.

Many of our journals have also been newly indexed in 2018. Four open access titles received an Impact Factor in 2018, and twelve are newly indexed in PubMed Central this year. On top of this, we have thirteen titles newly added to the Emerging Sources Citation Index, and one newly added to the Social Sciences Citation Index.

Now of one SAGE’s best-known open access titles, SAGE Open continues to grow as it adds a new approach to print monographs as a special section within the journal. SAGE Open Long Form: Open Access Monographs launched in 2018 and is an innovative open access publishing vehicle for long form research in the social sciences, behavioural sciences, and humanities.

A full round-up of our highlights can be seen in the infographic below:


Do join us in recognising International Open Access Week by visiting our webpage and finding out more about our journals and how we are growing and changing as an open access publisher.

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