Editorial projects

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. GI - Nonepithelial pancreas mass update
  • Type: topic cluster improvement/update
  • Scope/endpoints:
    • create snippet for internal hernias
    • review all related articles and create missing articles
  • Duration: 4 weeks (end date 02/24/2016)
  • Team: Matt Morgan (lead)
  • Review: Matt Morgan
2. All systems - OpenStax College Illustrations
  • Type: add illustrations
  • Scope/endpoints: 
  • Phase 1: editing of images for square crop and uploading as cases
  • Team: Andrew Dixon (lead), Chamath Ariyasinghe, Henry Knipe, Humberto Rodrigo Tibau
  • Phase 2: adding the newly uploaded illustrations to all relevant radiopaedia articles
  • Team: All editors
  • Review: Andrew Dixon
3. All systems - title clean-up
  • Type: improving titles of many articles 
  • Scope/endpoints:
    • rename 'sign' and other articles requiring context or disambiguation according to the style guide  here
    • quick general review of edited articles for areas in need of improvement. 
  • Duration: 4 weeks 
  • Team: Tim Luijkx (lead), Frank Gaillard, Jeremy Jones

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