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Payment Policies

CLSA Publications requires prepayment by check or credit card (Visa or MasterCard) at the time of purchase on all orders placed by individual persons. Make checks payable to the CLSA in USD only.  All international orders must be prepaid either by check drawn on a USA bank or by one of the accepted credit cards.

No returns after thirty (30) days from the date of shipping; all returns must be in saleable condition, accompanied by a packing list or invoice, with the purchaser paying postage charges.  Additionally, bookstores (resellers) require advance authorization from the CLSA for all returns, which must be made within ninety (90) days of the original invoice date.  A 15% restocking fee will be applied for returns of five or more copies of any one title.

Replacement copies for those received in unsatisfactory condition must be requested and approved within seven (7) days of receipt by telephone at 301-362-8197 or fax 240- 391-2008 . The shipping address for any and all returns is CLSA Publications, 9050 Junction Drive, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701-1150, USA.


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Invoicing

All orders are invoiced and are included in the shipping package; no further invoices are sent to customers.

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Handling Charges

Handling charges are $5.25 USD per order. For "Rush Orders,"  an additional $15.00 USD per order will be added to the shipping and handling fees.

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Shipping

CLSA Publications ship all orders via United Parcel Service (UPS) to ensure shipments can be tracked. All customers may request alternative shipping, e.g., by the United States Postal Service (USPS), with the following qualification: since these orders cannot be tracked to the door (can be traced to the area), CLSA Publications assumes no liability to replace lost items. All orders shipped via UPS are eligible for replacing lost items.

For orders shipped in the United States by United Parcel Service (UPS):
UPS Ground: Calculate US$2.50 for each volume up to twenty volumes; calculate $0.50 for each additional volume over twenty
UPS Second Day Air: UPS Ground shipping cost (see above) plus US$15.00 ("Rush Order" fee)
 

All web orders are shipped via UPS, if you wish to have your order shipped via USPS, please place your order by calling CLSA Publications at (301) 362-8197.

For International Orders (shipped outside the US):

 

 

The shipping scale for International Orders shipping is calculated using the actual shipping costs incurred by UPS or USPS. These costs are determined by 1) the International Group where the item(s) are being shipped and 2) the weight. The ‘base price’ includes the US$5.25 handling charge.

The CLSA uses the following International Groups to determine the shipping cost: North America; Central & South America; Western Europe 1; Western Europe 2; Eastern /Central Europe; Central Asia/ Southeast Europe; Southeast Asia; Southeast Asia 2; Western Asia; Australia & New Zealand; Africa; Caribbean Islands. Click here to see a break out of all the countries associated with each International Group and the base price and per pound price for each International Group.

If you are having trouble determining which International Group your items are being shipped to, or if you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact the CLSA Publications Office at (301) 362-8197. All web orders are shipped via UPS, if you wish to have your order shipped via USPS, please place your order by calling CLSA Publications at (301) 362-8197.

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Discount Schedule

CLSA members who use their membership ID number receive a discount on all publications (discount varies per publication).

Book dealers must contact CLSA Publications for special applicable policies.

"Desk copies" are not supplied by the CLSA.

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CLSA Publications Customer Service Contact Information

Canon Law Society of America Publications
Post Office Box 463
Annapolis Junction, MD 20701-0463
United States of America

 

For returns only:
9050 Junction Drive
Annapolis Junction, MD 20701-1150
United States of America

 

Telephone: (301) 362-8197
Fax: (240) 391-2008
E-Mail: publications@clsa.org

For reprint permissions and copyright questions, please contact the Office of the Executive Coordinator.

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Publications Protocol

1. An individual author(s), editor(s) or committee will submit to the Publications Advisory Board the following information regarding a proposed publication prior to the beginning of work on the proposed publication:
  • The proposed title of the publication.
  • A brief synopsis and rationale for the proposed publications.
  • The reason(s) the work would enhance the study of law and should be published by the Canon Law Society of America.
  • The author(s) or editor (s) who will be responsible for the project.
  • The proposed style of the publication and the method of publication (traditional or electronic).
  • The length of time proposed for completion of the project.
  • The estimated cost during the time the work is being prepared.

2. It will be the responsibility of the Publications Advisory Board to examine the proposal with a view to determining the advisability of the eventual publication of such a work by the Canon Law Society of America and to communicate its findings to the author)s), editor(s) or committee.

3. If the Publication Advisory Board approves the commencing of the proposed work, the Publications Advisory Board will notify the author(s), editor(s) or committee and establish a timeline for the completion of the project. The timeline shall include the following:

  • The deadline for the initial outline to be submitted to the Publications Advisory Board for approval.
  • The list of final author(s) or editor (s) for the proposed work.
  • The anticipated time required for the initial draft to be submitted to the Publications Advisory Board.
  • The time to be allotted for peer review of the initial draft.
  • The time required for re-drafting and submitting the revised to the Publications Advisory Board.
  • The time to be allotted for second peer review of the work, if necessary.
  • The time required for final redactions and submission to the Publications Advisory Board.

4. The Publications Advisory Board will approve the timeline that has been submitted by the author(s), editor(s) or committee and notify the author(s), editor(s) or committee of any proposed changes or alterations to the proposal.

5. Following approval of the timeline by the Publications Advisory Board, each author, editor or chairperson of the committee will sign an agreement regarding the timeline for completion of the work as well as any particular details relating to the publication of the work.

6. The Office of the Executive Coordinator will consult with the Publications Advisory Board in determining the format, design and means of publication of the proposed work.

7. Upon recommendation from the author(s), editor(s) or committee, the Publications Advisory Board will be responsible for determining and approving those persons who will be responsible for the peer review of the proposed work. The Publications Advisory Board will submit to peer review the initial work as well as any versions re-drafted pursuant to peer-reviewers comments. Such peer review comments will be submitted to the Publications Advisory Board who will forward them to the author or editor responsible for the proposed publication.

8. Throughout this process the author(s), editor(s) or committee chair will report on a quarterly basis to the Chairperson of the Publications Advisory Board on the progress of the work and any anticipated alternations to either the content or timeline. The Chairperson of the Publications Advisory Board will submit this report with his/her comments and/or recommendations to the Vice President for review by the Board of Governors.

9. At the conclusion of the work by the author(s), editor(s) or committee the final manuscript will be submitted to the Publications Advisory Board for its review. It will be the responsibility of the Publications Advisory Board to make a final recommendation to the Board of Governors as to the publication of the work. This recommendation will include the readiness of the work for publication, the cost of publication, whether or not it is opportune to publish the work and the method of publication.

10. Upon approval by the Board of Governors the Office of the Executive Coordinator will see to the publication of the work.

Related Documents

  • Publication Policy of the Canon Law Society of America, approved by the Board of Governors, October 12, 1981.
  • Language Use Guidelines for CLSA Publications, approved by the Board of Governors, April 24, 1988.
  • CLSA Publications Style Sheet, approved and revised November 2010.

 

Approved by Publications Advisory Board, February 2011

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