Authors of articles published in subscription journals may share and reuse their article as outlined on the Guidelines for SAGE Authors page and stated in their signed Contributor Agreements.
Under SAGE's Green Open Access policy, upon the article being accepted for publication, the Accepted Version of the article may be posted in the author's institutional repository.
For information about funding agency Open Access policies and ensuring compliance of agency-funded articles, see our Funding bodies, policies and compliance page.
Users who receive access to an article through a repository are reminded that the article is protected by copyright. Users may download and save a local copy of an article accessed in an institutional repository for the user's personal reference. For permission to reuse an article, please follow our Process for Requesting Permission.