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Editorial Statement


CALA's OPS (Occasional Paper Series) is an open access publication of the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA). It provides an opportunity for CALA members to publish peer-reviewed articles on any aspect of librarianship.


An occasional paper may be a work stemming from the activities and interests of the Chinese librarianship; a paper delivered at a library conference; a bibliography, index, guide, handbook, research manual or directory; a report of a survey or study of interest to librarians of all types of libraries; a compilation of existing documents such as library policies or procedures; or a concentrated study or analysis of a single idea or concept.

An occasional paper is a less-than-book-length academic publication (around 50 pages) issued in the same format with regular intervals but not as rigid as that of periodicals. Each issue will include one or more papers that are on a similar topic.

Copyright Statement

The author(s) hold(s) copyright for the published papers. The author(s) and copyright holder(s) grant(s) to all users a free, irrevocable, world-wide, perpetual (for the lifetime of the applicable copyright) right of access to, and a license to copy, use, distribute, perform and display the work publicly and to make and distribute derivative works in any digital medium for any reasonable purpose, subject to proper attribution of authorship, as well as the right to make small numbers of printed copies for their personal use.

Requirements for Submissions

Submitted papers will be reviewed by two reviewers who have expertise in the areas with the submitted manuscripts. The decision to publish papers on the CALA's OPS will rest on recommendations made by peer reviewers. All submissions should follow the following format:

  1. All manuscripts must be typed and double-spaced with a Times New Roman font of 12 points for the body and the title. The submission should be sent to the editor via an e-mail attachment in WORD.
  2. The first page should include the title of the manuscript, author(s), contacting address(es), author(s)' position(s), and the author(s)' affiliated institutions. Author(s)' biographical notes (maximum 100 words per author) may be included also on the first page.
  3. The second page and subsequent pages should contain the title of the manuscript, an abstract (100-150 words), and the text for the purpose of the "blind review" process.
  4. The submitted manuscript should be in accord with the Publications Manual of the American Psychological Association, 5th ed.

To submit a manuscript, please send it as an e-mail attachment to Sheau-yueh J. Chao, editor of CALA OPS, at To become an Occasional Paper Series reviewer, click here.

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