SAGE Journal authors are able to reuse their Contribution in certain circumstances without requiring permission from SAGE. Most SAGE journals allow authors to reuse their Contributions in accordance with SAGE's Green Open Access policy, which is detailed below. If a journal’s reuse policy is an exception to the standard policy, the specific terms for that journal will be supplied in the author’s Contributor Agreement; for a list of titles with policy exceptions, see below.
Note: For Contributions published as SAGE Choice, or via Gold Open Access journals, see Reusing Open Access and SAGE Choice Content. For a list of SAGE's Gold Open Access journals, please see Gold Open Access journals.
When posting or reusing your Contribution under this policy, the original source must be appropriately credited by including the full citation information. After your Contribution has been accepted for publication and until it is assigned a DOI, please include a statement that your Contribution has been accepted for publication in the journal. Once full citation information for your Contribution is available, please include this with your article, in a format similar to the following: Author(s), Article Title, Journal Title (Journal Volume Number and Issue Number) pp. xx-xx. Copyright © [year] (Copyright Holder). DOI: [DOI number].
*Non-commercial use of the Contribution may include printing, downloading, copying, and text and data-mining the content of the Contribution. Users who are not the author should only save downloaded copies of the Contribution, or excerpts thereof, to the user's personal files and shall not post or share the materials with any other parties.
Only the author has the right to arrange posting the author's Contribution on any websites or repositories and users should not re-post to a public website or repository any Contribution copies that they did not author.
Examples of commercial use include:
republication of content in a work or product available for sale (unless subject to other copyright exceptions such as fair use or fair dealing).
republication of content in presentations, brochures or other marketing materials by a commercial entity, or by an entity for commercial purposes.
distribution of the content to promote or market a person, product, course, service or organization.
text and data-mining for the purpose of creating a saleable product or product which benefits from promotional or advertising revenue.
use of the content by a commercial entity or individual for the purposes of remuneration, directly or indirectly through sale, licensing, promotion or advertising.
|I WANT TO||CLEARED PERMISSION||REQUIRES PERMISSION|
On a website
Upload my Contribution to my institution repository or department website
|Upload my Contribution to a non-commercial platform (including a database or repository NOT affiliated with my institution) 12 months after publication||Accepted Version2|
|Upload my Contribution to a non-commercial platform (including a database or repository NOT affiliated with my institution) without an embargo period||Original Submission1|
|Include my Contribution in my dissertation or thesis, which may be posted in an Institutional Repository or database||Final, Published Version3|
|Supply my Contribution to my students or use the Contribution for my own teaching purposes||Final, Published Version3|
With Other Organizations
|Supply my Contribution to a research colleague at an academic institution||Final, Published Version3|
|Supply my Contribution to an organization for republication, distribution or a web posting||REQUIRES PERMISSION|
In a Book
|Republish my Contribution in a book I am writing or editing at any time after publication in the journal||Final, Published Version3|
|Include my Contribution in a book edited or written by someone else||REQUIRES PERMISSION|
In a Journal
|Include or translate my Contribution within another journal||REQUIRES PERMISSION|
1Original Submission (Version 1) - the version submitted by the author before peer review
2Accepted Version (Version 2) - original submission to the journal with your revisions after peer review, often the version accepted by the editor (author accepted manuscript)
3Final, Published Version (Version 3) - copy-edited and typeset proofs and the final published version
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.
The following titles are exceptions to our Green Open Access policy. For the terms of reuse of Contributions published in these titles, please review the author reuse terms contained within your Contributor Agreement.
If you have further questions regarding the following titles, contact the Permissions team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have further questions regarding the following titles, contact the Permissions team at email@example.com.
Last updated: 8 January 2019