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Pre-Approved Permission Requests

Sage provides gratis non-exclusive permission for limited re-uses of its content without the need for a formal request, as indicated below.  This approval excludes any third-party content which requires permission from a separate copyright holder.

When re-using content under these terms, you must provide a full citation to the original source of the Sage material wherever such material appears in your publication.

If you determine that your re-use does require permission, please see Process for Requesting Permission for further instruction.


Dissertation/Thesis Reuse

You may use up to three (3) figures/tables or a total of up to 400 words from a Sage book in your dissertation/thesis, provided the work will not be hosted on a commercial platform (such as ProQuest).

If your re-use exceeds this allowance, or if you will be posting your work on a commercial platform, you will need to request permission for the reuse.

Short Excerpts

You may republish no more than a total of 200 words of text from a single Sage book within your new publication.


Sage is a signatory member of the STM Guidelines, which allows small amounts of material to be re-used by participating publishers under pre-agreed terms. If your publisher is also a signatory and the content you wish to use falls within the allowed totals under the Guidelines, you may reuse the content without permission.


References to a Sage book that do not directly reuse content do not require permission.

Author Reuse

Sage authors wishing to reuse their own work may be able to do so within limitations.  Please see Information for Sage Authors.