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Open Access Publications from the University of California


Who Can Submit

California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC) only publishes materials about work conducted under the auspices of CalSWEC. For additional information, please contact Chris Lee at


A paper may be updated or removed from public view by sending a request to the system administrator at Chris Lee at However, a citation to the original version of the paper will always remain on the site.

Author Review

Authors are asked to review PDFs created from their papers within 5 days of being sent the PDF. At this stage, we're unable to make any changes beyond the rare error that occurs in PDF conversion.

Rights and Permissions

Before submitting a paper to eScholarship, please be sure that all necessary permissions have been cleared. You retain the copyright to your paper and grant us the nonexclusive right to publish this material, meaning that you may also publish it elsewhere.

CalSWEC retains the right to post on eScholarship publications for which it holds the copyright, such as research-based curricula, conference/symposia proceedings, etc.

For all new submissions, it is necessary that you agree to the terms of publishing in eScholarship listed in the author agreement. The text of the author agreement is listed below. You should submit a signed version of the author agreement with your paper. Please copy and paste the text below into a separate document, sign, scan and email the author agreement with your paper.

Text for Author Agreement

I grant the California Social Work Education Center (hereafter called the “Organized Research Unit”) on behalf of The Regents of the University of California (hereafter called “The Regents”) the non-exclusive right to make content for eScholarship (hereafter called the “Work”) available in any format in perpetuity.

I warrant as follows:
(a) that I have the full power and authority to make this agreement;
(b) that the Work does not infringe any copyright, nor violate any proprietary rights, nor contain any libelous matter, nor invade the privacy of any person or third party; and
(c) that no right in the Work has in any way been sold, mortgaged, or otherwise disposed of, and that the Work is free from all liens and claims.

I understand that once the Work is deposited in eScholarship, a full bibliographic citation to the Work will remain visible in perpetuity, even if the Work is updated or removed.

For authors of articles in peer-reviewed series and journals:
I understand that once a peer-reviewed Work is deposited in the repository, it may not be removed.

For authors who are not employees of the University of California:
I agree to hold The Regents of the University of California, the Organized Research Unit, and its agents harmless for any losses, claims, damages, awards, penalties, or injuries incurred, including any reasonable attorney's fees that arise from any breach of warranty or for any claim by any third party of an alleged infringement of copyright or any other intellectual property rights arising from the Depositor’s submission of materials with CDL or of the use by the University of California or other users of such materials.


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