Scholarpedia:Assistant Editor/Linking to Articles From Author Pages
Each approved article in Scholarpedia should have a link to it from the author's webpage, so that its google rank is sufficiently high and it comes first on the search results page.
You will notice that many authors cite their article using an old format, (Scholarpedia, p.???). To conform Scholarpedia with international citation databases, articles must be cited by the article number (found in the link 'cite this article' at the top right corner of each article). This was introduced only recently and all curators received an email on January 17, 2008.
- (Step 1) Click on the article in the list.
- Go to each author's (university) webpage, then to subpage containing the list of publication
- Find a hyperlink to the Scholarpedia article.
- If the link exists:
- Check whether it is a correct citation (email the author if it is not)
- Include at the end of the article a link to the author's webpage containing the citation (see how it is done in Bursting.
- Press 'email alert' button to let the authors know that they need to approve the new version of the article; say that you are the assistant editor and you make a link to the author's webpage.
- Delete this article from the list below and go to the next article (step 1)
- If the link does not exist:
- Google the title of the article or its most significant part (if the title is too long).
- Find the rank of the article in the search results (number one (top), second, etc.)
- Compose the email to the authors using the template below
- Click each author's name, go to the userpage, click 'email user' link at the bottom-left, copy and paste your email and send it (you do not need to google the author's email; it is already in the system).
- Mark the article: (author contacted by <your name> on <date here>).
- Go to the next article (step 1)
Sometimes, you need to send follow-ups to those authors who do not respond to your fist email. Put the date of when you contacted the authors, and send follow-ups at least after one week.
Some authors have more than one place where the link could be included. It might be helpful if you indicate such places in the email to the author.
Do not mention Google search results, if the article comes number one (but still contact the authors, to make sure they link to the article and it remains number one; plus, this increases the pagerank of the whole project). Fill in your personal info and save the template on your local computer.
Subject: "Scholarpedia: Links and Citations to your article"
Dear Dr. YYY
Thank you again for contributing "<title>" to Scholarpedia. As an Assistant Editor of Scholarpedia, I am contacting you on the behalf of Dr. Eugene M. Izhikevich with the following issue:
If you make Google search for <title> (no quotes), you will see that your article comes number XX on page YY of search results. Your page has low Google PageRank because it does not have enough weblinks pointing to it from high-PageRank websites, such as your university homepage.
My goal is to place your article to the top of the search results. To achieve this, you need to link to your Scholarpedia article from your university webpage. Please, include the following snippet into your 'publications' list < copy the HTML snippet from the 'cite this article' link at the top-right page >
Is there any other place you can link to your Scholarpedia article? Maybe homepages of your students and lab members?
Please, let me know if you have any difficulty modifying your webpage and I will be happy to provide step-by-step assistance to you.
XXX, Assistant Editor of Scholarpedia.
Chronological list of approved articles
As the authors put a link to their article, remove the article from the list: Articles