H & P Call 2016 for Chinese American Archives, Collections and Librarians

Title: Call for Paper Submissions

Published annually since 1987, Chinese America: History and Perspectives—the Journal of the Chinese Historical Society of America, a peer-review journal published by the Chinese Historical Society of America is currently accepting articles for its 2016 Special Issue. The journal welcomes research on any and all aspects of Chinese American Archives, Collections, and Librarians that includes but is not limited to introduction to primary sources, genealogies and family history, special collections, digitizing projects, resource sharing and open access, and oral histories of Chinese American librarians. In addition, Chinese America: History and Perspectives welcomes local community histories, and other historically related narratives.

Contributors are encouraged to submit an abstract prior to submitting a full paper. The deadline for the abstract submissions is March 30, 2016. After the initial reviewing process, full articles for the selected abstracts should be submitted by May 31, 2016. The word count range must be between 3000-8000 words, not including references and endnotes. Photographs are welcome as long as contributor can grant copyright permission, and provide a high resolution version of it.

All accepted authors will have to be or become members of Chinese Historical Society of America before their works are published by the journal. Membership information is available at: http://chsa.org/support/membership/

Manuscripts should be formatted according to the Chicago Manual of Style.

Chinese America: History and Perspectives is a scholarly indexed journal available through EBSCO, PQ, JSTOR, Libris, etc.

A few specific pointers:

  • Avoid footnotes.  All notes should be placed at the end of the article as endnotes.
  • Do not use double spaces.  Use only single spaces between sentences.

Contributors will be sent a copyedited proof for review before publication.

Submissions should be sent to Guest Editor, Dr. Yan He at hey@ohio.edu.

About CHSA
The Chinese Historical Society of America promotes the contributions and legacy of the Chinese in America through its exhibitions, publications, and educational and public programs in the Museum and Learning Center. The Chinese Historical Society of America Museum is the oldest organization in the country dedicated to the interpretation, promotion, and preservation of the social, cultural and political history and contributions of the Chinese in America. When founded in 1963, there were fewer than 250,000 people of Chinese descent living in the US and CHSA was a lone voice for the study and dissemination of the history of this segment of the US population. Today, as the number of Chinese in the US has risen to nearly 4 million, CHSA strives to be a responsible steward of the remarkable narrative of this rapidly growing and increasingly visible community. We are housed in the landmark Julia Morgan-designed Chinatown YWCA building at 965 Clay Street, San Francisco.

Yan He

He, Yan
Guest Editor
Chinese America: History and Perspectives

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