SAGE Journal authors are able to reuse their Contribution in certain circumstances without requiring permission from SAGE. It is important to check your signed Contributor Agreement and/or the submission guidelines for the journal to which you submitted your Contribution to review the journal's policy regarding author reuse.
If you wish to reuse an Open Access Contribution published under a Creative Commons License, see Reusing Open Access and SAGE Choice Content for more information.
Most SAGE journals are published under SAGE's Green Open Access policy, which allows you, as author, to reuse your Contribution as indicated below. For a list of titles that are exceptions to this policy, scroll down to the bottom of the page.
|Version of contribution||definition|
|the version submitted by the author before peer review|
|original submission to the journal with your revisions after peer review, often the version accepted by the editor (author accepted manuscript)|
Final, Published Version
|copy-edited and typeset proofs and the final published version|
The chart below includes common requests and an explanation of which 'version' of the article can be used in each circumstance.
If the table below indicates that permission is required, see the instructions for requesting permission at Process for Requesting Permission.
|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 Version|
|Upload my Contribution to a non-commercial platform (including a database or repository NOT affiliated with my institution) without an embargo period||Original Submission|
|In Education||Include up to one full Contribution in my unpublished dissertation or thesis||Final, Published Version|
|Supply my Contribution to my students or use the Contribution for my own teaching purposes||Final, Published Version|
|With Other Organizations||Supply my Contribution to a research colleague at an academic institution||Final, Published Version|
|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 Version|
|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|
When posting or reusing your Contribution under this policy, appropriate credit must be given to the SAGE journal as the original source of content. 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].
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.
If you are the corresponding author of a Contribution, you will receive an e-print of your Contribution. See our Author e-prints policy for more information.
Under SAGE's Green Open Access policy, it is not SAGE’s policy to provide PDFs of the Final, Published Version for posting on servers or depositing in institutional repositories. However, you may update your own version of the article (Original Submission or Accepted Version) to reflect substantive changes to the content made during production and convert that article into PDF form.
For advice on how to clear permission for material contained within a Contribution you intend to submit for publication in a SAGE Journal, visit our Author Gateway Copyright and Permissions FAQs.
Last updated: 24 September 2018