Welcome to our publication ethics policies pages.
At Sage we're committed to publishing content that meets the highest standards of research and publication integrity. Our publication ethics policies are designed to ensure accuracy, transparency, and inclusivity. They are aligned with industry best practice guidelines as defined by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) and others.
We encourage authors to familiarize themselves with the policy information on these pages when preparing articles for submission, and we encourage our journal editors and reviewers to do the same to ensure that submissions being considered for publication meet Sage’s ethical standards. We won’t able to consider submissions that don't meet these standards, and if for any reason published articles are found to fall short of these standards we'll correct or retract the article according to our corrections and retractions policies.