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Green Open Access gets greener with Sage and Emerald’s “no embargo” policies

6 April 2018

Publishers Sage and Emerald are pushing the boundaries of Green Open Access with the removal of embargo periods. Emerald Reach, launched in autumn 2017 has removed embargo periods across all 300+ journals, which focus on management, information science, and engineering. Authors opting for the Green route to Open Access can make the accepted manuscript version of their research openly available on publication via their personal website or institutional repository, free from payment and free from embargo periods. For readers, Emerald has enhanced metadata to improve discoverability of their open access publications indexed in discovery systems, and Emerald Reach has a dedicated portal that allows readers to search or browse the OA content available on Emerald’s platform.

Sage also allows authors to post the accepted manuscript version of their article to their own personal website, department’s website or institutional repository without any restrictions. This can be done on acceptance allowing an early view of the publication, and applies across the portfolio of more than 1000 journals of Sage journals spanning the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology, and Medicine with just a handful of exceptions.

Are you a Cardiff University researcher and have you published articles with Sage and Emerald? Then make sure you deposit the post-prints in our institutional repository, ORCA, immediately upon acceptance.