They should be available after publication to respond to critiques of the work and cooperate with any requests from the journal for data or additional information should questions about the paper arise after publication. Please ensure that you have provided the full name and institution of the review committee, in addition to the approval number.
For research articles, authors are also required to state in the methods section whether participants provided informed consent and whether the consent was written or verbal. Information on informed consent to report individual cases or case series should be included in the manuscript text.
A statement is required regarding whether written informed consent for patient information and images to be published was provided by the patient s or a legally authorized representative. All research involving animals submitted for publication must be approved by an ethics committee with oversight of the facility in which the studies were conducted. Clinical trials Many SAGE journals conform to the ICMJE requirement that clinical trials are registered in a WHO-approved public trials registry at or before the time of first patient enrolment as a condition of consideration for publication.
The trial registry name and URL, and registration number must be included at the end of the abstract. Further to the above, other SAGE journals may consider retrospectively registered trials if the justification for late registration is acceptable, consistent with the AllTrials campaign. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles.
Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE.
In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. Authors who have published in a subscription journal can do this by depositing the version of the article accepted for publication version 2 in their own institution's repository.
It also enables authors to comply with funding body requirements, where publishing research papers open access is a stipulation of funding, while still publishing their article in the subscription journal of their choice. The licence used is the same open access contributor's publishing agreement. The standard licence is Creative Commons by Attribution Non-Commercial CC BY-NC , which allows others to re-use the work without permission as long as the work is properly referenced and the use is non-commercial.
Alternative licence arrangements are available, for example, to meet particular funder mandates, made at the author's request. For more information, you are advised to visit SAGE's open access licences page. Permissions Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere.
For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway Preparing your manuscript Formatting your article When formatting your references, please ensure you check the reference style followed by your chosen journal.
Microsoft Word guidelines There is no need to follow a specific template when submitting your manuscript in Word.
However, please ensure your heading levels are clear, and the sections clearly defined. If you have used any. Artwork guidelines Illustrations, pictures and graphs, should be supplied in the highest quality and in an electronic format that helps us to publish your article in the best way possible.
Please follow the guidelines below to enable us to prepare your artwork for the printed issue as well as the online version. Figures and other files created outside Word i. Please add a placeholder note in the running text i.
Line art should be supplied with a minimum resolution of dpi. Colour: Please note that images supplied in colour will be published in colour online and black and white in print unless otherwise arranged. Therefore, it is important that you supply images that are comprehensible in black and white as well i. Dimension: Check that the artworks supplied match or exceed the dimensions of the journal.
Images cannot be scaled up after origination Fonts: The lettering used in the artwork should not vary too much in size and type usually sans serif font as a default. Image Integrity Figures should be minimally processed and should reflect the integrity of the original data in the image. Adjustments to images in brightness, contrast, or color balance should be applied equally to the entire image, provided they do not distort any data in the figure, including the background.
Selective adjustments and touch-up tools used on portions of a figure are not appropriate. Images should not be layered or combined into a single image unless it is stated that the figure is a product of time-averaged data. All adjustments to image date should be clearly disclosed in the figure legend.
Using reference management software Typically you don't format your citations and bibliography by hand. EndNote Download the output style file Mendeley, Zotero, Papers, and others The style is either built in or you can download a CSL file that is supported by most references management programs.
Check the instructions to authors if the publisher offers a LaTeX template for this journal. Journal articles Those examples are references to articles in scholarly journals and how they are supposed to appear in your bibliography. Not all journals organize their published articles in volumes and issues, so these fields are optional. Some electronic journals do not provide a page range, but instead list an article identifier. In a case like this it's safe to use the article identifier instead of the page range.
A journal article with 1 author 1 Hapgood, M. Nature , , — A journal article with 2 authors 1 Trimble, S. Soil Erosion Rates--Myth and Reality. Science , , — A journal article with 3 authors 1 Zanardi, I.
A journal article with 11 or more authors 1 Hay, S. Books and book chapters Here are examples of references for authored and edited books as well as book chapters. An authored book Guinot, V.
An edited book 1 Weissenbacher, E. A chapter in an edited book 1 Tan, R.Soil Erosion Rates--Myth and Reality. Further to the above, other SAGE journals may consider retrospectively registered trials if the justification for late registration is acceptable, consistent with the AllTrials campaign. Therefore, it is important that you supply images that are comprehensible in black and white as well i. However, please ensure your heading levels are clear, and the sections clearly defined. Figures and other files created outside Word i. Please see the submission guidelines of the journal you wish to submit to find out its preferred submission method.
All research involving animals submitted for publication must be approved by an ethics committee with oversight of the facility in which the studies were conducted. The trial registry name and URL, and registration number must be included at the end of the abstract. Proceedings; Ma, L. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly.
In-text citations References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in superscript: This sentence cites one reference 1. Therefore, it is important that you supply images that are comprehensible in black and white as well i. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting the SAGE Journal Author Gateway for guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online Video abstracts Some journals accept video abstracts please check the submission guidelines of your chosen journal.
The corresponding author is the person who signs the publishing agreement on behalf of all of the authors and whose contact details are included on the article. Editorial policies Peer review policy Please see the submission guidelines of the journal you wish to submit to. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society.
Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone does not constitute authorship, although all contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in the Acknowledgments section.
News paper articles Unlike scholarly journals, news papers do not usually have a volume and issue number. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created. It takes seconds to do: click the link when prompted, sign into your ORCID account and our systems are automatically updated.
Science , , — Those submitting papers should carefully check that all those whose work contributed to the paper are acknowledged as contributing authors. New York Times. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Reports This example shows the general structure used for government reports, technical reports, and scientific reports.
Permissions Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. A journal article with 2 authors 1 Trimble, S. Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved. Authors should be able to supply raw image data upon request. Books and book chapters Here are examples of references for authored and edited books as well as book chapters. For more information please visit our Online First Fact Sheet.