Open Access Policy

Canadian Public Policy

Our publisher University of Toronto Press Journals supports equitable open access (OA) practices and policies. Canadian Public Policy offers authors the following green and gold open access options.

Green Open Access

Authors whose research has been funded by a national, regional, or international research funder may deposit a copy of the accepted manuscript (i.e., pre-copyediting, pre-typesetting, pre-tagging, but post–peer review) in an institutional repository twelve (12) months after publication of the version of record (i.e., the version available on the journal’s online platform after copyediting, tagging, typesetting, etc.). The deposit must include the article DOI linking out to the version of record. Once the deposit has been made in the institutional repository, authors must inform UTP by recording the article and deposit information using the Articles with Research Funding Form. Please email if you have any questions.

Gold Open Access

Under this option, upon publication the final version of record will become freely available at the online platform, Publishing gold OA requires the payment of an article processing charge (APC), which can be paid directly by the author or on behalf of the author by the author’s institution or funding body. The APC for Canadian Public Policy is $1000. Please contact us at for more information. 
Most authors do not pay an APC and it makes no difference to any editorial decision regarding an article