Advertising & Sponsorship Policy

These are the advertising and sponsorship guidelines for online products and services for FACETS, published by Canadian Science Publishing.

Policy Statement

Canadian Science Publishing is a not-for-profit scholarly publisher. Canadian Science Publishing operates an online advertising program and accepts sponsors for journals or the program in general in order to fulfill its mission. This policy is intended to provide guidance to advertisers and sponsors and maintain the integrity of the scholarly publishing process.

Eligibility

  1. Advertising space will not be sold nor sponsorship accepted on condition that any influence whatsoever be granted over the editorial process.

  2. All advertising, including advertorials, must be identifiable as advertising and must not be portrayed as editorial content either in format or appearance, and shall not be associated with any Canadian Science Publishing or FACETS logo, trademark or other markings.

  3. Advertisements for products, services, and public service messages that compete with the products and services offered by Canadian Science Publishing are not eligible. Exceptions may be made and any such decisions will be determined in accordance with the stated review process.

  4. Advertisements of or sponsorship from tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, weapons, gambling or pornography are not eligible.

  5. Advertising must be factually accurate, must not be misleading, and must be in good taste.

  6. Advertising must adhere to federal and provincial human rights legislation and shall not discriminate on any prohibited grounds.

  7. The fact that an advertisement has previously appeared in a publication, product or service shall not be referred to in collateral advertising.

  8. Upon approval, sponsors will be recognized on the web pages of the journal(s) that their funding is supporting. If a print version of the journal is produced the sponsor may also be recognized in print. Canadian Science Publishing will respect donors who wish to remain anonymous.

Notice of Ad Change/Cancellation

Notice of removal or change of online advertising must be received no later than five business days in advance.

Review Process

  1. Canadian Science Publishing reserves the right to declare final approval of all advertising and sponsorship and the right to reject any advertisement or sponsorship at any time. Ultimate decision-making authority rests with the Executive Director.

  2. All advertising must meet all applicable standards for advertising under all applicable federal and provincial legislation.

Disclaimer

The appearance of advertising or sponsorship in accordance with these policies shall not be considered as a warranty, endorsement of claims made for a product(s) or service(s), or of their effectiveness, quality, or safety, nor an endorsement of a manufacturer, distributor or promoter of a product(s) or service(s) on the part of Canadian Science Publishing or its journals.

Canadian Science Publishing shall not be liable for any damages, claims, liabilities, costs or obligations or for any indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages of any kind including any claim for commercial or economic loss whether arising in negligence, tort, statute, equity, contract, common law, or any cause of action or legal theory from the use or misuse of the advertising material or sponsorship information that appear, whether such obligations arise in contract, negligence, equity or statute law. No guarantee or warranty is made as to the quality, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, appropriateness or suitability of the advertising material or sponsorship information provided.

If you would like to advertise in FACETS or if you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact Michael Donaldson.