Advice to Referees
Canadian Public Policy/Analyse de politiques is Canada's foremost journal examining economic and social policy. The journal strives to publish original research that will stimulate discussion and future research of public policy problems in Canada. It is directed at a wide readership including decision-makers and advisers in business organizations and governments, and policy researchers in private institutions and universities. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of many public policy issues, the journal publishes articles in various disciplines.
Papers should be appraised from the point of view of their relevance for public policy and public management. Publishable articles should be grounded in peer-reviewed literature of the given discipline(s) and provide original evidence or analysis on a relevant public policy issue. Canadian Public Policy expects papers to be of a high intellectual standard, yet comprehensible to a general audience—readers outside the author's own discipline.
CPP/Adp primarily considers original research articles for publication but also welcomes articles that review the state of knowledge in particular policy areas as commentary pieces. These submissions should be assessed based on their comprehensiveness, accuracy, accessibility to a general (rather than) disciplinary audience and the extent to which they add to the literature.
Canadian Public Policy uses a double-blind reviewing process. Referees and submitting authors remain anonymous to the one another. CPP requests that referees assess both the appropriateness and contribution of submitted papers. Referees should submit a cover letter to the CPP editor or associate editor and an anonymous report on the paper that will be sent to the authors. These referee submissions can be made online using the link embedded in the email referees received with the original request for a review. Expectations for these two parts of the referee submissions are as follows:
Referees are expected to complete their reports within six weeks of receipt, but additional time may be requested when first accepting the request for review. Referees unable to provide a timely report either due to other demands or a mismatch in expertise are requested to let the editor or associate editor know as soon as possible. Suggestions for alternate referees are always appreciated.
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© 2018 Canadian Public Policy (URL: http://cpp.economics.ca/, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). The CPP web pages are maintained by Olivier Lebert (Montréal) and Werner Antweiler (UBC). Earlier versions of the documents on this site were created by Elaine Constant (Queen's University) and Maureen Church (University of Calgary).