May 24, 2022

SAGE: Index On Censorship Celebrates 40 Years with 40 Days of Free Access

From a SAGE News Release:

SAGE celebrates Index on Censorship’s 40th anniversary with free access to the magazine’s historic archive for 40 days, from 26 March until 4 May. After that date, the archive from 1972-2010 will remain free for the rest of the year.

Index’s award-winning magazine was the first to publish much of Solzhenitsyn in English; the first to publish essays and plays in English by Václav Havel; the first to publish Ariel Dorfman’s celebrated play Death and the Maiden before it had even been performed. Arthur Miller, Kurt Vonnegut, Wole Soyinka, Salman Rushdie, Nadine Gordimer, Tom Stoppard, John Updike and Margaret Atwood are just some of the illustrious names who have written for the magazine or supported its cause – the protection of freedom of expression in all its forms. Their commitment over the past 40 years is moving to witness, as is the courage of the less well-known dissidents and advocates who write for the magazine, many of whom have suffered, and continue to suffer, for daring to speak out.

Index has had an illustrious 40 years, bearing witness to all types of censorship as the voice of free expression.


Index’s 40th anniversary issue is published on 26 March, with Aung San Suu Kyi, Ariel Dorfman, Flemming Rose and Maziar Bahari.


About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.