Journal Permissions and Submissions

The Canadian Psychological Association is partnering with the American Psychological Association to publish the following three journals: Canadian Journal of Behavioural ScienceCanadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, and Canadian Psychology.

APA PsycAlert: Email Alert for Release of CPA Journal Issues

You can sign up for an email alert that will notify you about the release of each issue of any of CPA’s journals. The alert will detail the journal issue and will include a table of contents. To sign up for this free service, click here.


Copyright Permission Requests

For permission to use copyrighted material previously published by the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) (ie. text, tests or portions of tests, tables, or figures) please submit completed form to Questions can be sent to or by calling 613-237-2144, ext. 323; toll free in Canada: 1-888-472-0657 ext. 323.

Permission fees are $50.00 + applicable taxes. CPA requires full payment in advance of issuing Copyright Permission. We accept Visa and MasterCard payments only.

Copyright Permissions are for one (1) use only. If you would like to request permission for the same article to be used more than once, please advise CPA.

Please note that all rights are reserved, including publication, re-transmission, broadcast, posting to newsgroups, etc. Reproduction or redistribution is prohibited, except with the prior written approval. Unauthorized distribution, transmission or publication strictly prohibited.

To Subscribe to the CPA Journals

CPA Members wishing to subscribe to the CPA Journals should contact the CPA Membership department.
Institutions and non-members wishing to subscribe to the CPA Journals may contact the APA Subscriptions department.
Please note, subscription are available on a calendar year basis only (January through December).

The current rates are as follows:

Individual in Canada:
  • CDN $119.00 + GST/HST
Non-Member Individual:
  • US $116.00 Domestic
  • $143.00 Foreign
  • $154.00 Air Mail
Institutional in Canada:
  • CDN $289.00 + GST/HST
Institutional in U.S.:
  • U.S. $281.00 Domestic
  • $326.00 Foreign
  • $339.00 Air Mail
APA Member:
  • U.S. $83.00
Notes: Members of the Canadian Psychological Association receive the journals through their CPA membership.

CPA members can also view the CPA Journals (including table of contents and full articles in either PDF or HTML format) on-line. CPA Members please visit CPA’s Journals page.

To Advertise in the CPA Journals

Douglas Constant
Journal Advertising Sales
American Psychological Association
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
Phone: (202) 336-5574
Fax: (202) 216-7610

Journal Advertising Rates and Closing Dates

Click on the links for each of CPA’s journals for information on the advertising rates and closing dates. 

Instruction to Authors

Please consult APA’s Journals Manuscript Submission Instructions for all Authors for information regarding manuscript preparation, submitting supplemental materials, abstract and keywords, references, figures, permissions, publication policies, ethical principles.

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the Manuscript Submission Portal.

The file format should be Portable Document Format (.pdf), Rich Text Format (.rtf), or Microsoft Word Format (.doc). The file must exactly copy, in all respects and in a single file, the complete APA-style printed version of the manuscript.

When submitting manuscripts, in addition to mailing addresses and phone numbers, authors should supply e-mail addresses, phone numbers, and fax numbers for potential use by the editorial office and later by the production office.

Authors should keep a copy of the manuscript as a guard against loss.

Please also visit the journal to which you plan to submit your article for further instructions:
Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science
Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology
Canadian Psychology 

Manuscript Language

Manuscripts may be submitted in French or in English.

Internet Posting

If a paper is unpublished, the author may distribute it on the Internet or post it on a web Site but should label the paper with the date and with a statement that the paper has not yet been published (e.g., Draft version 1.3, 1/5/08. This paper has not been peer reviewed. Please do not copy or cite without author’s permission.).

Authors of articles published in CPA journals may post a copy of the final manuscript, as accepted for publication, as a word processing, PDF, or other type file, on their web Site or their employer’s server after it is accepted for publication.

The following conditions would prevail:

  • The posted article must carry a CPA copyright notice and include a link to the CPA journal home page or to the final published version using the article’s DOI, or digital object identifier, that may be found on the first page of the published article, in the upper right hand corner.
  • Further, the posted article must include the following statement: “This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the CPA journal. It is not the copy of record.”
  • Neither CPA nor APA provides electronic copies of the published version for this purpose, and authors are not permitted to scan in the CPA typeset version of the published article.
  • Authors are not permitted to download and subsequently post the CPA typeset version of the published article.