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Editor Resources

As the Editor of a Sage Publishing journal, you play a key role in the advancement of knowledge and understanding in your field. Sage, as the world’s leading independent academic publisher, is a values driven organisation, focused on the selection, shaping, curation and dissemination of high quality research outputs; your work as Editor is central to what we do. 

The following resources aim to support you and your Editorial Board by providing information and advice on all publishing matters, with particular focus on issues that could affect the quality and ethical standing of the journal. 

Editor Guide to Sage Editorial and Publishing Policies
Our Editor Guide to Sage Editorial and Publishing Policies contains:

  • Guidance on working with your authors and reviewers,
  • Information on Sage’s editorial and publishing policies,
  • Guidance on how to deal with ethical issues that might arise during the publication process.

Editor Guide to Peer Review Best Practice
Our Editor Guide to Peer Review Best Practice contains:

Ethics Approval and Informed Consent Statements

The inclusion of ethics approval and informed consent/animal welfare statements is a fundamental requirement for research articles, and a key responsibility for each handling Editor to uphold. Sage has created the PDFs below for journals that publish human and/or animal studies, in order to assist Editors in ensuring that these statements are present and correct, and to ensure consistency of statements between and within journals.

The PDFs contain the following:

  • Editor Guidelines: this is a policy document with two appendices (common issues plus examples of statements, and template text for requesting more information from authors).
  • Flowcharts: this document contains visual guides for different study and article types to assist Editors in determining whether adequate statements have been included or if additional information should be requested from authors.