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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 I provide tips for picking subject areas and logistics for getting ready to submit. Please see this document for steps to writing an academic paper.

  1. Decide what to write about:
    1. Use the link below to check if your topic fits the WikiJournal. As of now, HGAPS has mainly sent review articles rather than original research, but this could change.
      1. https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/WikiJournal_of_Medicine/Publishing
  2. Preparing the draft
    1. I recommend using a Google document or some other sort of collaborative document if you intend to have anyone 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
    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 in what you would like your article name to be where the box is
    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

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, we must first address this
    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
    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. Congrats! Your article is submitted!

Moving through the Publication Process[edit | edit source]

  • Publication steps are as follows:
    • Manuscript is received and authorship declaration form has been submitted
    • Editorial board determines article suitability
    • Peer review coordinator is determined
      • This is who you can contact with questions and who will find your peer reviewers
    • Peer reviewers write their reviews and they are posted on the talk page
    • You respond to the peer review comments
    • Peer reviewers review changes
    • Editorial board makes a publication decision
    • If accepted, the article will get a stable PDF and DOI and any information meant for Wikipedia will be transferred there

Disseminating your Article[edit | edit source]

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