Charge of the Editorial Group (OPS)

Endorsed by CALA President and CALA Publication Committee on April 18, 2016

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.

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:

  • Provide directions and guidance to the publication
  • Solicit contents that are appropriate for the publication
  • Publish the papers series according to the CALA OPS Editorial Guidelines
  • Select assistant editors recommended by the CALA Publications Committee
  • Work closely with the CALA Web Master to post publications on CALA's web site in a timely manner
  • Service as a communicator between authors and reviewers and keeps the reviewers' list up to date
  • Announce the publication of each issue
  • Advise the CALA Publications Committee and the CALA Board on issues related to the publication
  • Submit interim and annual reports to the Publications Committee
  • Send acknowledgement letters to authors
  • Assume 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):

  • Design cover page and content pages for consistency with each issue before posting it on CALA's web site;
  • Seek advertisements or sponsors for OPS;      

Assistant Editor for Production:

  • Design cover page and content pages for consistency with each issue before posting it on CALA's web site;
  • Seek advertisements or sponsors for OPS;
  • Update the OPS reviewer's list and sends appreciation letters to reviewers each year, etc.
  • Keep the advisory board name list and communicate with potential advisory board members

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