Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat (CSAS) policy on the Publication of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) scientific and other documents on the CSAS website.
This policy is effective April 23, 2010.
The objective of this policy is to ensure that all CSAS publications are peer reviewed, meet CSAS policies, guidelines, and adhere to the standards of the “Principles and Guidelines for the Effective Use of Science and Technology Advice in Government Decision Making” adopted by the Government of Canada in 2001.
CSAS only publishes documents that have been peer reviewed according to its policies, guidelines, and procedures.
CSAS occasionally receives requests to publish documents which have not been peer-reviewed under the CSAS process. These documents will no longer be published on the CSAS website because they do not meet the process policies, guidelines, and standards for peer review that characterize CSAS publications.
CSAS coordinates the peer review of scientific information for the Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) adhering to the standards of the “Principles and Guidelines for the Effective Use of Science and Technology Advice in Government Decision Making” adopted by the Government of Canada in 2001. Four different series of CSAS publications are currently being produced:
To meet the standards of a CSAS publication, the document must have been developed as a product of a CSAS process. Often, other documents although produced through scientific meetings or processes do not meet the CSAS policies and criteria.
DFO has other publication series that can be used to publish or record documents that are produced outside of a CSAS process. Any other departmental document that is produced outside of the CSAS process should be published under other departmental publication series.
Questions on the policy may be addressed by mail or e-mail to:
Director, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat
Oceans and Science Sector
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
200 Kent St.
Canada K1A 0E6