Peer Review Process

This is a guide on the content review process for authors and reviewers of new content. The purpose of a review process is to ensure that the Wiki maintains high standards. All content should be subjected to a full peer review, although it is acknowledged that it is unrealistic to fully review the smallest detail of every Tutorial or Tip, or to test that every piece of computer code works correctly.

Who's Who

  • Wiki Editor - Prof. Manfred Gilli has kindly taken on the role of editor for the Wiki.
  • Wiki Admin - Enrico Schumann and Chris Sharpe will help and guide authors in getting their content completed, and are responsible for reviewing and incorporating new content into the Wiki.

Stage 1 - Communication

When a new piece has been completed - or near completion -, can authors email COMISEF Wiki Admin at the very least. (However, we do look at the Recent Changes page often to monitor new activity on the Wiki.)

Please add a 'new' tag to the page. You do this by going to the bottom right of the page and press on the 'tags' option. An input box shall appear into which you should type, not surprisingly, the word 'new'. This is so the content goes in to the Review Queue.

Stage 2 - The Review Queue and Review Process

The Review Queue is a list of all new content waiting for review. To see the Review Queue, Click here >>.

We would like all members to get involved in this process of reading through what others have written. The following are a few things we want people to bear in mind when they do this. Refer to the rules of etiquette for making changes to the content of other peoples work. Please Click here>>.

  • Language - on a first scan through, look to see if the author has made obvious errors, such as typos, and correct them. If on a more detailed reading of the text something isn't clear to you - some ambiguity - , then contact the author directly and discuss the issue with them.
  • Tables and Graphs - please check that figures make sense and that they are properly tagged and referenced in the body of the text.
  • Technical Notation - please check that model descriptions, algorithms, mathematical models, and other technical notation, aren't missing elements and consistent with standard notation.
  • Overall presentation - please take a look at the whole page and judge whether it looks organised and presentable.

Stage 3 - Quality Stamping

Near the top of all content templates is a heading 'Review Status'. When a new page is created 'Unreviewed' is stated under the 'Review Status' heading. It will take time, but eventually the COMISEF Wiki admin will worked there way through he Review Queue and approve a piece to be added to the Wiki. The Review status then changes to Reviewed and date stamped.

Stage 4. Incorporation into the Wiki and the Public Announcement

The new content is finally incorporated in to the Wiki and all active links to the page put in the relevant topic pages. This event is publically announced on the monthly News section on the front page of the Wiki.

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