SAGE Journal authors are able to re-use 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 re-use.
If you wish to re-use an Open Access Contribution published under a Creative Commons License, please see Re-use of Open Access Content for more information.
Most SAGE journals are published under SAGE's Green Open Access policy, which allows you, as author, to re-use your Contribution as indicated below. For a list of titles that are exceptions to this policy, please scroll down to the bottom of the page.
Green Open Access policy:
When posting or reusing your Contribution under this policy, appropriate credit must be given to the SAGE journal where the Contribution has been published, as the original source of the content, as follows: Author(s), Article Title, Journal Title (Journal Volume Number and Issue Number) pp. xx-xx. Copyright © [year] (Copyright Holder). Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications. Additionally, please provide a link to the appropriate DOI for the published version of the Contribution on the SAGE Journals website (http://journals.sagepub.com).
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, please see the instructions for requesting permission at Journals Permissions.
|I want to:||cleared permission||requires permission|
|include up to one full article in my unpublished dissertation or thesis||Version 3|
|supply my article to my students or use the article for teaching purposes||Version 3|
|supply my article to a research colleague at an academic institution||Version 3|
|supply my article to a commercial organization for republication, distribution or a web posting||Requires permission|
|upload my article to my institution repository or department website||Version 2|
|upload my article to a repository NOT affiliated with my institution, 12 months after publication||Version 2|
|republish my article in a book I am writing or editing||Version 3|
|contribute my article to a book edited or written by someone else||
|Version of contribution||Definition|
|Version 1||original submission to the journal (before peer review)|
|Version 2||original submission to the journal with your revisions after peer review, often the version accepted by the editor (author accepted manuscript)|
|Version 3||copy-edited and typeset proofs and the final published version|
The following titles are exceptions to our Green Open Access policy. For the terms of re-use of Contributions published in these titles, please review the author re-use terms contained within your Contributor Agreement.
If you have further questions regarding the following titles, please contact the Permissions team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have further questions regarding the following titles, please 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. Please see our Author e-prints policy for more information.
It is not SAGE’s policy to provide PDFs of the published Contribution (version 3) for posting on servers or depositing in institutional repositories.
However, you may update your own version of the article (version 1 or version 2) 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, please visit our Author Gateway Copyright and Permissions FAQs.