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Posting to an Institutional Repository

Gold Open Access articles

If a Contribution has been published under a Creative Commons license, there is no embargo period on making the Contribution publicly available on the author’s institutional repository. For more information, visit out page on Reusing Open Access and SAGE Choice Content.


Subscription Articles - Green Open Access

Authors may reuse their Contribution as outlined on the Information for SAGE Authors page. It is important that authors check their signed Contributor Agreements to review the journal's policy regarding author reuse.

Under SAGE's Green Open Access policy, once the Contribution has been accepted for publication, the Accepted Version of the Contribution may be posted on the author's institutional repository without any restrictions.


Please note that some journals may have an embargo period before the Accepted Version of the Contribution may be deposited in the author's institutional repository:

Journal Embargo Period
Foot & Ankle International 12 months after publication



Funding Agency Open Access Policies and Compliance

For information about funding agency Open Access policies and ensuring compliance of agency-funded articles, see our Funding bodies, policies and compliance page.