These guidelines should be followed by authors of Contributions published in a Sage subscription journal, including authors whose Contributions were published under a previous version of the author guidelines. For a list of exceptions to these guidelines, please see below.
Three versions of the Contribution are referenced in these guidelines:
You may share the Original Submission or Accepted Manuscript at any time after your paper is accepted and in any format. Your sharing of the Original Submission or Accepted Manuscript may include posting a downloadable copy on any website, saving a copy in any repository or network, sharing a copy through any social media channel, and distributing print or electronic copies. Please note some journals will not consider papers that have been posted as preprints prior to submission and you may check a journal’s policy regarding considering previously-posted papers by referring to the journal’s submission guidelines.
For information on use of Institutional Repository (IR) copies by authors and IR users, see Posting to an Institutional Repository - Green Open Access.
You may use the Final Published PDF (or Original Submission or Accepted Manuscript, if preferred) in the following ways:
Exceptions to this Author Re-Use policy: The following journals have a different author re-use policy in place. The re-use terms for these journals are stated in the Contributor Agreement used by the Journal.
If you have questions regarding the following titles, contact the permissions team through our Sage Permissions Portal.
Authors of Contributions published as Sage Choice or in a Gold Open Access journal should reference Reusing Open Access and Sage Choice Content. For a list of Sage's Gold Open Access journals, please see Gold Open Access journals.
Authors of Contributions published under a Creative Commons license may re-use their work under the terms of the Creative Commons license attached to their Contributions and additionally have all rights to re-use their work stated above.
For information about requesting permission for content published in Sage journals, see Process for Requesting Permission.
For information about author copies, see Author e-prints policy.
If you are submitting a manuscript to a Sage journal and wish to include previously published materials within the manuscript, visit our Author Gateway Copyright and Permissions FAQs.
Last updated: 25 April 2023