Editorial projects

Dr Ian Bickle and A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

Editorial projects form one of the cornerstones to the continuing improvement of Radiopaedia.org. They offer the ability to focus editorial efforts on a particular task, such as improving a topic cluster, ensuring the content is up to date and in line with our style guide. It is also an opportunity for our editors to seek advice from our expert advisory panel

Although each project is different, they typically have similar components and process: see editorial project structure and process

Projects currently underway are listed below. Proposed editorial projects and completed editorial projects are listed separately. 

Project selection

The senior editorial team will select the projects primarily based on the following criteria: 

  • a project lead who is keen and ready to take on the project
  • only from the pool of proposed editorial projects
  • need to update Radiopaedia.org based on recent publications in the literature (e.g. changes in terminology, diagnostic criteria)
  • common and everyday conditions will take precedence over rare or uncommon conditions
  • time since the project lead has had a project (with the aim of rotating project leads among editors)

Projects in progress

We typically limit the number of projects running concurrently to between 4 - 6, although this will depend on the scope of the projects. We want to ensure that we work together to quickly complete projects, rather than have many individuals slowly working in isolation. 

The currently active projects include: 

1. Forensic update
  • type: identify existing content
  • scope/endpoints:
    • define a sensible list of 'forensic' topics/conditions to look for
    • develop post-mortem and forensic curriculum
    • review all related articles and add system=Forensic as appropriate
    • review all related cases and add system=Forensic as appropriate
  • duration: 6 weeks (end-date start of July 2016)
  • team: Tim Luijkx, Alexandra Stanislavsky, Pir Abdul Ahad Qureshi
  • expert advisers: Jakob Heimer, Vasiliki Chatzaraki, Chris O'Donnell
2. FRCR 2B long case practice examinations
  • type: produce examination practice material
  • scope/endpoints:
    • offer a selection of practice exams for FRCR 2B long cases
    • add to FRCR 2B rapid reporting and viva practice exam offerings
  • duration: Launch January 2018
  • team: Ian Bickle, Jeremy Jones, Vikas Shah, Derek Smith, Dan Bell, Mark Thurston
  • expert advisers: nil
3. Clinical decision support rules
  • type: identify existing content / create new content
  • scope/endpoints:
    • identify common clinical decision support rules regarding imagine
    • identify existing Radiopaedia reference articles
    • create new articles for missing content
  • duration: 6 weeks starting early June
  • team: Philip Dempsey, Henry Knipe, Jeremy Jones
  • expert advisers: nil
4. Head and neck teaching material
  • type: to produce radiological teaching aids 
  • scope/endpoints:
    • offer a selection of aids to teach anatomy of the head and neck through cross-sectional imaging 
    • create a study archive of pathological cases to understand head and neck anatomy
  • duration: to commence November 2017 
  • team: Ian Bickle, Andrew Dixon, Henry Knipe,
    Piotr Gołofit, Derek Smith, Abdul Ahad, Maxime St-Amant
  • expert advisers: nil (suggestions welcomed)
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