Help:Getting started guide for Authors
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This document describes the steps to publish an article in Scholarpedia. To work on your article, you will need to have registered and account and be signed in.
|Click on "Propose a new article" on the left panel.|
|Fill in the title of your proposed article (Use "sentence-style" capitalization).|
|To invite a co-author, click "Invite co-author" on the article dashboard. You will see an invitation link that you can copy and send to those whom you would like to invite.|
Submit for peer-review
|Once your article has been sponsored it is reserved for you and your co-authors within Scholarpedia. By default, you have two months to get it Published (i.e., writing and peer-review should be completed within that time period). You can contact an editor in order to ask for an extension of the deadline. Instructions on editing the article can be found here: |
|Once you believe that your article is ready for peer-review, click "Invite reviewer" on the article dashboard. You will see a link that you can send to potential reviewers. While any Scholarpedia user can comment on your article, only Scholarpedia Editors and Curators are typically eligible to approve your article for publication.|
|The potential reviewer will see the following screen:|
After an article has been reviewed and approved by two reviewers, the article will undergo a one week editorial review / cool-off period. After this editorial review period, the "publish" button will be enabled for the authors. One of the authors must go to the article to finalize the publication to perform the actions described below:
The first step is to click on blue "publish article" button in the publication banner (if this is not enabled, the article may not have completed the editorial review period).
The above pop-up should then appear. The author should check the ordering of the authors and then choose the curator from the author list. The curator should be an expert in the topic of the article.
The final step is to click "Submit confirmation".