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Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Submitting your research to Sage

Sage disseminates high-quality research and engaged scholarship globally, and we are committed to diversity and inclusion in publishing. We encourage submissions and peer review from a diverse range of authors and reviewers from across all countries and backgrounds. Read our diversity, equity, and inclusion pledge.

We are committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record and we encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the author responsibilities section on our Journal Author Gateway. Please also familiarize yourself with our Editorial Policies and our Publication Ethics Policies.

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Before submitting to a Sage journal, please read your chosen journal’s submission guidelines. Additional information can be found on the following pages. If you would like to discuss your manuscript prior to submission please contact the journal’s editorial office directly: details can be found within the journal’s submission guidelines. If you have any questions about publishing with Sage, please visit the Sage Journals Solutions Portal.  

It’s important to note that as part of the submission process you will need to confirm that this is your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that this is for first publication in this Journal, that it is not being considered for/has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you. Do have a look at our guidelines on prior publication. If you have posted your manuscript on a preprint server, please be aware that not all Sage journals will consider preprints. Learn more about our preprint policy and check the guidelines of the journal you are submitting to.