At SAGE we promise:
If you are new to the role of Editor, you may find the COPE Short guide to ethical editing for new editors useful, as well as their Core practices guidelines.
We ask our Editors to ensure their actions are aligned wherever possible with COPE guidelines and encourage you to discuss any queries or concerns with your Publishing Editor.
The independence of our Editors to select and publish content for their journal is something we strongly uphold and maintain.
You may wish to publish your research in your own journal, and this is acceptable, provided that you are not involved in the decision-making process for these papers. We recommend including a note about the process for reviewing submissions from the journal’s Editorial Board within your guidelines for authors, in order to ensure complete transparency.
We appreciate that you will probably sit on the Editorial Boards of other journals in your field. We ask that if attending meetings or discussing journal matters with colleagues to please keep information and data relating to SAGE and your journal confidential. We do consider acting as an Editor (i.e. in an Editor-in-Chief capacity) on a directly competing journal to be a conflict of interest. Please talk to your Publishing Editor if you have any queries or concerns about this.