Copyright Assignment Form for Authors

The following information is intended for authors who have published a paper in Canadian Public Policy/Analyse de Politiques. The rights conveyed in the Copyright Assignment Form will only apply upon acceptance of your Article for publication. Please download the Copyright Assignment Form [PDF file] and return it by e-mail only at

To enable Canadian Public Policy/Analyse de politiques (the Journal) to publish your article, the ownership of copyright must be established. The Article is deemed to include all material submitted for publication with the exception of Letters, and includes the text, figures, tables, author contact details and all supplementary material accompanying the Article.

Please read this form carefully, print it out and sign it (if your employer owns copyright in your work, arrange for your employer to sign where marked). Please scan and e-mail a copy to the journal office at (US Federal Government authors please note: your Article is in the public domain.)

Your Article will not be published unless a Copyright Assignment Form has been signed and received by Canadian Public Policy/Analyse de politiques.

Please note: You retain the following rights to re-use the Article, as long as you do not sell or reproduce the Article or any part of it for commercial purposes (i.e. for monetary gain on your own account or on that of a third party, or for indirect financial gain by a commercial entity). These rights apply without needing to seek permission from Canadian Public Policy/Analyse de politiques. Provided that you give appropriate acknowledgement to the Journal and full bibliographic reference for the Article when it is published, you may use the accepted version of the Article as originally submitted for publication in the Journal, and updated to include any amendments made after peer review, in the following ways:

  • you may share print or electronic copies of the Article with colleagues;

  • you may use all or part of the Article and abstract, without revision or modification, in personal compilations or other publications of your own work;

  • you may use the Article within your employer's institution or company for educational or research purposes, including use in course packs;

  • 6 months after publication you may post an electronic copy of the accepted version of the Article (not the Canadian Public Policy/Analyse de politiques PDF file) on your own personal website, on your employer's website/repository and on free public servers in your subject area.

  • Electronic versions of the accepted Article must include a link to the published version of the Article together with the following text: 'The definitive version is available at,' where DOI refers to the digital objective identifier for your paper, Information on how to obtain the digital object identifier for your paper is at the end of this form.

Please note that you are not permitted to post the Canadian Public Policy/Analyse de politiques PDF version of the Article online. Instead, please include a DOI link to the article published in the online version of Canadian Public Policy/Analyse de politiques.

All requests by third parties to re-use the Article in whole or in part will be handled by Canadian Public Policy/Analyse de politiques. Any permission fees will be retained by the Journal. All requests to adapt substantial parts of the Article in another publication will be subject to your approval (which is deemed to be given if we have not heard from you within 4 weeks of your approval being sought by us writing to you at your last notified address). Please address any queries to

In signing this Agreement:

  1. You hereby warrant that this Article is an original work, has not been published before and is not being considered for publication elsewhere in its final form either in printed or electronic form;

  2. You hereby warrant that you have obtained permission from the copyright holder to reproduce in the Article (in all media including print and electronic form) material not owned by you, and that you have acknowledged the source;

  3. You hereby warrant that this Article contains no violation of any existing copyright or other third party right or any material of an obscene, indecent, libellous or otherwise unlawful nature and that to the best of your knowledge this Article does not infringe the rights of others;

  4. You hereby warrant that in the case of a multi-authored Article you have obtained, in writing, authorization to enter into this Agreement on their behalf and that all co-authors have read and agreed the terms of this Agreement;

  5. You warrant that any formula or dosage given is accurate and will not if properly followed injure any person;

  6. You will indemnify and keep indemnified the Editors and Canadian Public Policy/Analyse de politiques against all claims and expenses (including legal costs and expenses) arising from any breach of this warranty and the other warranties on your behalf in this Agreement.

By signing this Agreement you agree that Canadian Public Policy/Analyse de politiques may arrange for the Article to be:

  • published in the above Journal, and sold or distributed, on its own, or with other related material;

  • published in multi-contributor book form or other edited compilations by Canadian Public Policy/Analyse de politiques.

  • reproduced and/or distributed (including the abstract) throughout the world in printed, electronic or any other medium whether now known or hereafter devised, in all languages, and to authorize third parties (including Reproduction Rights Organizations) to do the same.

By signing this Agreement you also agree that Canadian Public Policy/Analyse de politiques may

  • use any images from the Article on the cover of the Journal, and in any marketing material;

  • act on your behalf to defend the copyright in the Article if anyone should infringe it, although there is no obligation on Canadian Public Policy/Analyse de politiques to act in this way.

Canadian Public Policy/Analyse de politiques undertakes that every copy of the Article published by Canadian Public Policy/Analyse de politiques will include the full bibliographic reference for your Article, together with the copyright statement.

Information about Digital Object Identifiers

The Digital Object Identifier (DOI®) System is for identifying content objects in the digital environment. DOI names are assigned to any entity for use on digital networks. They are used to provide current information, including where they (or information about them) can be found on the Internet. Information about a digital object may change over time, including where to find it, but its DOI name will not change.

DOIs can be used in a universal resource locator (URL) by appending the DOI to "". DOIs for Canadian Public Policy consist of "10.3138/cpp" (identifying the journal), followed by a forward slash ("/"), and then followed by the manuscript identifier or the text "cpp.#volume.#issue.#page", where #volume, #issue, and #page are replaced with the appropriate information for the article. For example, "cpp.35.1.21" identifies the paper in volume 35, issue 1, starting on page 21. The full DOI is thus 10.3138/cpp.35.1.21, and the full URL to this paper is