See the SAGE website for any queries relating to Environmental Values.

Transfer of Copyright

Papers published in White Horse Press journals must be original and must not have been published elsewhere (theses, informal departmental working papers and circulation at conferences do not count as publication in this context). For subscription journals, copyright in all articles must be transferred to the White Horse Press, to enable their dissemination by all available means without referring back to the authors. This is a stated condition of publication: at present we do not require signature of a formal form of transfer, though we can provide such a form on request. The transfer of copyright is common practice in serials and journals publishing. It is designed to facilitate the protection from copyright abuse for authors, editors, and publishers involved in the creation of a single copyright product composed of multiple contributions.

Transfer of copyright is not required for Open Access publications.

Authors retain their proprietory rights. Authors are free to publish their paper either in its original published version or in a revised or expanded form, after it has appeared in the journal, as part of a book written or edited by themselves. Acknowledgement should be made of the original journal publication. Other requests for publication rights (e.g. for inclusion in anthologies edited by third parties) should be referred to the White Horse Press. 

Authors are free to post their own versions of accepted articles and book chapters online, subject to the conditions on our ‘For Authors‘ page.

Re-use of Published Material

Authors should obtain the necessary written permission in advance for the use (in print and electronic formats, without time limit) of any text, illustrations, graphics, or other material belonging to any third-parties. For guidance on sourcing, seeking permissions and ‘fair use’ please download our helpful factsheet.

Copying of Articles

Authors may share with colleagues copies of an article in its published form as supplied by White Horse Press as a printed or electronic offprint. If we provide a PDF it is intended for personal use only, i.e. you can use it to print copies or to send instead of offprints, but it must NOT be published more widely or made accessible via the internet.

Authors may make printed copies of all or part of their own articles for use for lecture or classroom purposes or for distribution at conferences, provided that such copies are not offered for sale or distributed in any systematic way, and provided that due acknowledgement is made.

A person who is not the author may make one copy of an article for the purposes of private study or research. Unlicensed multiple copying without permission is illegal. Permission to make multiple copies for course packs etc. can be obtained by librarians through the Copyright Licensing Agency.


If you are the author or co-author, after your paper has appeared in the journal you are free to republish it (in its original form, or as extracts or in a revised verion, but not using the Publisher’s typesetting) as part of a book written or edited by yourself. No permission is needed for this use, but full acknowledgement should be made of the original journal publication.

For any other permission to reuse copyright material, please contact the publishers using the email address below, or apply for permission online through RightsLink.

Open Access Articles

Gold Open Access articles published under the Creative Commons CC BY licence are not subject to the above restrictions: you are free to

You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made.

The CC BY licence may not cover third party material (e.g., illustrations). Please contact the publisher for specific guidance if you are uncertain.

For more information about Open Access publishing, see our ‘For Authors‘ page.