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Submitting to the Wiki Journal of Medicine Tips[edit | edit source]

Preparing a Manuscript[edit | edit source]

Note: How to write a scientific paper is beyond the scope of these instructions, but here are tips for picking subject areas and logistics for getting ready to submit. Please see this document for steps to write an academic paper.

  1. Decide what to write about:
    1. Use the link below to check if your topic fits one of the WikiJournals. As of now, HGAPS has mainly sent review articles rather than original research, but this could change.
      1. WikiJournal of Medicine
      2. WikiJournal of Science
      3. WikiJournal of Humanities
  2. Preparing the draft:
    1. We recommend using a Google document or some other sort of collaborative document if you intend to have more than one person editing at the same time.
      1. Caution- formatting from a document to a Wiki page will be a fair amount of work, so if you can start it on Wiki, you may want to do that (you can also do this in someone's sandbox).
    2. If not, or at the next step, you can either create a page in the HGAPS suite on Wikiversity or go ahead and create a preprint (which will have to be done eventually either way).
    3. To create a preprint, navigate to this link and type into the box what you would like your article name to be.
    4. Now you have a preprint! This document can be revised up to and even after you submit the authorship declaration forum (the submission document).
      1. Note- the default format only allows for 10 authors, but an editor can add space for more if needed.
    5. Make sure that the faculty advisor for this paper reads over the draft before submitting.

Submitting Your Article[edit | edit source]

  1. Now that your article is prepared, you’re ready to submit. Congrats!
  2. Make your article into a preprint.
    1. If your article is not already a WikiJournal preprint, you will need to make it one.
    2. Use this link to title and create the preprint page.
  3. The main step to submitting the article is completing the authorship declaration form on the right side at the top of the preprint.
    1. You can see the form here .
    2. Consider (with advice) if there are any individuals you would like to commend or exclude as reviewers. You will be able to put those people's names on the submission form.
    3. Also consider whether you want to request that your article be integrated into Wikipedia. If there is no page on your topic (or it is low quality) and your paper reads like a Wikipedia article, you can let them know that you would like it considered to replace all or part of an article.
    4. Once you fill out all sections of the submission form, you can submit.
  4. Congrats! Your article is submitted!

Moving Through the Publication Process[edit | edit source]

  1. Publication steps are as follows:
    1. Manuscript is received and authorship declaration form has been submitted.
    2. Editorial board determines article suitability and determines if they will review your paper.
    3. A peer review coordinator is determined.
      1. This is who you can contact with questions and who will find your peer reviewers.
  2. Peer reviewers write their reviews and they are posted on the talk page of your submission.
  3. Once you receive peer review comments, you will respond to the comments.
    1. You can use this template for responding to peer review.
  4. After you submit your revision, peer reviewers will review the changes.
  5. The editorial board makes a publication decision.
  6. If accepted, the article will get a stable PDF and DOI.
    1. Any information meant for Wikipedia will be transferred there.

Disseminating Your Article[edit | edit source]

  1. Preprints
    1. PsyArXiv is a useful tool that will allow your preprint to be indexed in search engines.
  2. Listservs
    1. You (or someone else on your behalf) can disseminate your article via listservs to the appropriate audience.
  3. Social media
    1. HGAPS social media is also a great way to get your article out there!
    2. Academic twitter is a great way to share your publication.