An original submission article is the article version submitted by the author before peer review. You are the owner of this version of the article.


However, please note that even though you are the owner of the article it is still SAGE’s policy that you should not submit the article to more than one journal at a time. You should also note that if you post it on the internet with your name on it before or during review, reviewers can then see your name and it can undermine the integrity of double-anonymized review.


An accepted article is the version updated to include the author’s revisions after peer review, prior to any typesetting or light corrections completed by Production for the journal. This is often the version accepted by the editor.


You may share the accepted version of the manuscript in any format at any time after acceptance. This is in line with SAGE’s Green Open Access Policy. You can find more information on this here.


The final published article is the copy-edited and typeset Publisher’s PDF, the same version published on the journal’s website. With a few exceptions that can be found here or in the case of gold or hybrid open access, the article is behind a paywall and the copyright is owned by the publisher.