December 2016: Sage is in the process of migrating to a new platform. The new site’s URL patterns are much simpler, and ultimately will eliminate the need for the lengthy sage.txt IncludeFile.
At your earliest convenience, please add the new stanza above the current one (either the IncludeFile line or your local Sage stanza):
Title Sage Journals
Find url = "http://
Replace url = "http://^A
Find url = document.location.protocol + "//" + document.location.host
Replace url = "http://journals.sagepub.com/"
Sage has requested that libraries not begin updating their Starting Point URLs until Tuesday December 6. Permanent redirects will be in place from the old URLs (e.g. aaf.sagepub.com) to the new platform to assure continued access during the transition period.
The previous stanza information for Sage Publications is below.
A configuration file for SAGE Publications that includes all of the SAGE journal hostnames is available for download.
Once downloaded, save this file in your EZproxy directory and include the following line as the last line in your EZproxy config.txt:
Whenever you download a new version of the sage.txt file and replace the old file in your EZproxy directory, make sure to restart your EZproxy server for the changes to take effect.
Sage uses nearly 2,000 unique hostnames. For many EZproxy installations, this can cause EZproxy to reach its MaxVirtualHosts limit. When applying the Sage definition, you should also review: MaxVirtualHosts and in the section on correcting issues, you should follow the instructions with the exception of raising the limit by 5,000 instead of the recommended 100.