SAGE permits authors to deposit full text in NECTAR
SAGE has just announced a review of its author archiving policy and now permits immediate deposit of the post-peer-review, accepted copy of an article in the author’s own institutional repository.
(See details of SAGE’s publishing policies here.)
This represents a very positive response to recent developments in the sector (such as the Finch report and the revised RCUK policy on open access) and means that SAGE can now promote itself as a SHERPA RoMEO ‘Green‘ publisher, along with 349 other publishers including Cambridge University Press, Elsevier, Intellect, John Wiley and Sons, Kluwer, and Public Library of Science.
Once more this reinforces our oft-stated NECTAR messages:
- Even if you have signed a copyright transfer agreement you may still be able to upload your article to NECTAR
- To maximise your chances you should always keep three different versions of your work: the version you originally submitted; the post peer review, accepted version; and the publisher’s PDF
If this all sounds too complicated, or you don’t have time, then contact Nick Dimmock for help