Min Chou (Chairperson), Xue-Ming Bao, Nancy Hershoff, Manuel Urrizola, Mark Winston, Sha-Li Zhang (ex-officio), Mengxiong Liu (ex-officio), Hong Miao (ex-officio), and Mia Bassham (ex-officio)
IS THIS AN Interim or annual REPORT? __Interim _X_Annual
LIST SIGNIFICANT ACTIVITIES THE COMMITTEE HAS DONE SINCE LAST REPORT:
The chairperson would like to thank members of the CALA JLIS Editorial Board (hereinafter referred to as "the Editorial Board" for their contributions to the editorial work. Busy with many other professional commitments, everyone has demonstrated great efforts to keep JLIS work moving forward - from soliciting manuscripts to recruiting referees, to manuscript review process. The Editorial Board also focused on improving the process to make the editorial work more systematic and efficient in the future. Highlighted below please find a list of activities and achievements for this year:
Information on CALA website regarding JLIS has been updated. A password authenticated site on CALA web has also been created for members of the Editorial Board to access internal documents and reports.
2. Vigorously promoted the Journal and solicited papers
Call for papers were sent three times, in July 2008, December 2008, and May 2009 respectively. As we continued to cover the regular base of readership which is CALA members and friends, we also reached out to colleagues in many national and international library organizations, such as IFLA, ACRL-NJ, VALE-NJ, ALA world AALL Asian caucus, APALA, other ALA ethnic caucuses, and more, to promote the Journal and to solicit submissions. In less than one year, progressive achievements have been made in this area as evidenced by the steady flow of manuscript submissions and paper proposals. (Please note that only completed manuscripts will be considered for the review process. So far, six proposals have been received, and the prospective authors were encouraged to submit their manuscripts upon completion.)
3. Actively recruited reviewers
Since the Journal is a peer reviewed publication, reviewers play a very important role in keeping the quality of manuscripts. To date, we have recruited 17 reviewers for the Journal. We will continue to expand the pool to have 25-30 reviewers.
4. Thoroughly reviewed manuscripts
Full considerations were given to all submitted papers. Two papers were reviewed for the fall 2008 issue of the JLIS and one paper was published. Eight papers were reviewed for the spring 2009 issue, and four papers were sent to National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) for publication. Review process usually takes about two to four months. Many papers were reviewed twice. Reviewers have given professional opinions and constructive suggestions to authors for revisions.
5. Worked cooperatively with NTNU for the TSSCI (Taiwan Social Science Citation Index) application process
Supporting materials of the review process for English manuscripts were sent to the NTNU in March 2009 for the TSSCI application. Thanks Zhijia Shen for providing supporting materials of manuscripts published in 2008.
Action Items for the Board:
1. The CALA JLIS Editorial Board recommends that the immediate past chairperson of the CALA JLIS Editorial Board and the current executive director of CALA be added as non-voting ex-officio members to the Editorial Board, and that the Guidelines and Procedures of the JLIS English Editorial Board be amended to reflect that change.
Background and rationale: For smooth transition to the new Editorial Board and for ensuring the continuity of the journal's editorial work, it was suggested that the immediately past chairperson of the CALA JLIS Editorial Board and the current Executive Director to the current Editorial Board be added as ex officio. CALA President Sha Li Zhang charged the Editorial Board to have a discussion on the suggested change and make a recommendation to the Board of Directors. The benefits of the additions also include timely and resourceful responses related to the history, practice and development of the journal in the past several years, particularly relating to communication issues with the Taiwan Editorial Board.
2. The CALA JLIS Editorial Board would also clarify the voting status of other ex-officio positions and would therefore recommend that the chairperson/co-chairpersons of the Publications Committee be non-voting ex-officio member(s) of the Editorial Board, the Editor of Book Reviews a voting ex-offico member of the Editorial Board, and also that the Guidelines and Procedures of the JLIS English Editorial Board be amended to reflect that clarification.
On behalf of the CALA JLIS Editorial Board
Appendix II of Collaboration Agreement between
the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) and
the National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU)
on the sponsorship of the publication of
the Journal of Library and Information Science (JLIS)
Guidelines and Procedures
JLIS English Editorial Board
Revised Dec. 19, 2006
Journal of Library and Information Science (JLIS) English Editorial Board
consists of five regular members including the chair. Membership of the board is recommended by the chair and formally appointed by CALA president. CALA president, chair of the publications committee, and the JLIS editor of book reviews are ex-officio of the Board.
English Editor of JLIS
English Editor of JLIS is appointed by the CALA president and approved by the CALA Board of Directors for a three-year term. Official term starts immediately at the end of the ALA annual conference. A second consecutive term of three years may be appointed. The English editor also serves as chair of the CALA JLIS Editorial Board, and on the JLIS Editorial Board.
Reports to: CALA Board of Directors and Editor of JLIS
JLIS English Article Review Process
To provide for the two issues of JLIS scheduled to be published in April and October each year, the English article review process follows these timeline and procedures: