Vanderbilt’s Agreements Supporting Open Access Publishing

As the scholarly publishing landscape has grown more complex with the advent of new publishing models, the Jean & Alexander Heard Libraries has negotiated transformative (read-and-publish) agreements with several publishers to better support faculty, staf


SAGE publishes peer-reviewed journals across disciplines.

  • Vanderbilt's agreement waives the article processing charges (APCs) for open access.
  • Articles are published under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) license.
  • To view the list of SAGE journals, please visit SAGE Journals.
  • All SAGE journals with the exception of those listed below are included in this agreement:
    • A Current Bibliography on African Affairs
    • Abstracts in Anthropology
    • Advances in Dental Research
    • British Journalism Review
    • Index on Censorship
    • InnovAiT
    • International Political Science Abstracts
    • Journal of the ICRU
    • Phi Delta Kappan
    • Political Insight

Instructions for Authors

How does it work?

  • Only corresponding authors are eligible.
  • Publishers use a variety of methods and tools to confirm eligibility. Whenever possible, we have identified eligible affiliated groups that might appear in the publisher's list (e.g. Peabody or Vanderbilt University Medical Center); however, to ensure that an author is recognized, select Vanderbilt University as the affiliation and use a Vanderbilt email address at the point of submission/acceptance. It is also recommended to include one's ORCID iD.
  • Upon article acceptance, the corresponding author will receive an email from with a subject line of ‘Choose the publication route for your article 10.XXXX/XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX’.
  • The corresponding author will have fourteen days to digitally sign the Open Access license. If the license is not signed, then the article will be published in the traditional subscription only format.