SAGE and Corwin Authors, Editors, and Contributors

SAGE values the intellectual property rights inherent in the works we publish.  This includes the rights of copyright holders who own content we incorporate into our final product.  Obtaining permission to include third-party content, such as images and figures created by other sources, is an important aspect of developing your book for publication. 

As the author of your book, you are most well informed regarding its sources.  It is crucial that you ensure all necessary permissions are obtained. Please refer to the terms of your contract for details involving your role and reach out to your Editorial team with any questions.  While the primary responsibility for permissions rests with you, your Editorial team is here to assist and guide you through the process.  Please also note that policies regarding inclusion of third-party content vary by editor and project, so please consult your Editorial team for roject-specific guidance prior to beginning manuscript development.

This website is dedicated to providing you with information to make securing permissions in your book as simple as possible.  You will find information on permissions concepts, SAGE policies and procedures, forms and templates, as well as answers to commonly asked questions. 

Please note that the information provided on this site is not intended to be legal advice.  You may wish to consult with your own legal counsel regarding your legal obligations. 


An early start on understanding permission requirements and integrating them into your workflow as you begin writing your manuscript is crucial for a smooth publication experience.  This graphic highlights general permissions tasks that should occur during the development of your book.

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