Editorial Guideline

Endorsed by the Board of Directors on January 24, 2009

OPS Editor-in-chief

Eligibility and Qualifications: A CALA member in good standing will be eligible. The appointment will be made based on the qualifications including excellent communication skills, previous editorial experience and evidence of established scholarship. The OPS editor-in-chief is required to produce at least one publication in the OPS per year.

Term: OPS Editor is recommended by the CALA Publications Committee and approved by the CALA Board for a three-year term. The official term starts immediately at the end of the CALA annual program in conjunction with the ALA Annual Conference. A second three-year term may be re-appointed.

Reports to:CALA Publications Committee.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides directions and guidance to the publication
  • Solicits contents that are appropriate for the publication
  • Publishes the papers series according to the CALA OPS Editorial Statement
  • Selects assistant editors recommended by the CALA Publications Committee
  • Works closely with the CALA Web Master to post publications on CALA's web site in a timely manner
  • Services as a communicator between authors and reviewers and keeps the reviewers' list up to date
  • Announces the publication of each issue
  • Advises the CALA Publications Committee and the CALA Board on issues related to the publication
  • Submits interim and annual reports to the Publications Committee
  • Sends acknowledgement letters to authors
  • Assumes other responsibilities as appropriate to the publication

OPS Assistant Editors

Eligibility and Qualifications: CALA members in good standing will be eligible to serve. The appointments will be made based on the qualifications including good communication skills, previous relevant experience and evidence of scholarly productivities.

Term: OPS Assistant editors are recommended by the CALA Publications Committee to the CALA Board and are appointed for three-year terms at the ALA Annual Conference when the terms of current assistant editors end. A list of candidates for the assistant editors should be recommended by the CALA Publications Committee to the OPS editor for consideration. The Committee should submit the final list of candidates to the CALA Board prior to or at the mid-winter meeting in January. The official term starts immediately at the end of the CALA annual program in conjunction with the ALA Annual Conference. A second three-year term may be re-appointed.

Reports to:CALA OPS Editor-in-chief

Responsibilities:
Assistant Editors for Manuscripts (on staggered term):
Assists the editor-in-chief to communicate with authors and the reviewers for revisions;
Produces the final copy of the reviewed manuscripts to make sure that they are free from grammatical errors or typos

Assistant Editor for Production:
Designs cover page and content pages for consistency with each issue before posting it on CALA's web site;
Seeks advertisements or sponsors for OPS;
Updates the OPS reviewer's list and sends appreciation letters to reviewers each year, etc.

The editorial board members should work as a team and take on duties that are not specified here when necessary.