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Copyright in open access articles is retained by the authors of the article.  For non-commercial use, with a proper citation, any part of any open access article may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior written permission of the Publisher.

For commercial use no part of any open access article may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior written permission of the Publisher.  Authors of open access articles grant SAGE Publishing an exclusive license to publish the article, to identify itself as the original publisher, and to make commercial re-use of the article.

These works are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.

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Occasionally authors may request that SAGE does not retain a license to make commercial re-use of the article.  Where this applies it will be clearly stated in the article and a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license will apply.

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