Editing pages on WikiofScience- Quickstart
Here are some quick tips on how to edit content in Wiki of Science.
Finding a page for editing
- To edit a page, first search for it by using Search or Tags. Alternatively, you can also List all pages and search the list.
Creating a page for editing
- If you don't find the page you are looking for, create a new one. Use the Add a new page function in the side panel, write a new name in the box below it, and click New page. Use the template called Template_science for your pages. This template loads a predetermine format for your contents.
Editing a page
- Once you are in the page you want, click Edit at the bottom of the page. This will open the editor. This editor is relatively user-friendly insofar it offers you quick buttons to the most useful editing features (such as headings, or italics, or bullet points). However, you won't be able to see the visual effects of your changes until you click Save at the bottom of the editor. You can find further information at Wiki Syntax.
- As far as practicable, use the format provided with template_science.
- If you need new headings within sections, use level three (H3) o lower headings (H4, H5 or H6) in order to keep the overall template structure in the Table of contents.
- Footnotes can be easily set by using the Footnote button in the editor. It will provide you with the syntax [[footnote]] footnote text [[/footnote]], where you write your footnote in the highlighted part. E.g. [[footnote]] This is my footnote. [[/footnote]]. This will appear as a subscript number in the text (e.g. 1). template_science has a predetermined section for footnotes where you will find your footnote as This is my footnote, after saving the page.
- Text content should follow accepted conventions in scientific and academic circles in regards to referencing:
- Do not copy content from any source without a Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike License 3.0 or a GFDL-compatible license. Such content will be considered as plagiarism, even when provided by anonymous users. Copied and plagiarized content will be removed from the site upon discovery, and the user may be blocked from editing ScienceWiki.
- To avoid plagiarism of third-party ideas, always make reference to other authors' ideas as it is conventionally done in academic circles:
- Personal elaboration of third-party ideas is preferable to paraphrasing and direct quotations. Others' ideas should be attributed to their respective authors and, thus, should include the authors' names and the date the work was created or first published. E.g. This idea was originally put forward by Smith (2005). Or, This is the idea (Smith, 2005).
- Paraphrasing of others' contents (i.e. using others' literal contents adapted to match similar ideas) should specify that some content is being paraphrased, and should also identify the original authors, the date the work was created or first published, and the page where the original content was taken from. E.g., Paraphrasing Smith (2005), the Sun raises over all nations without distinction of race or creed (p.25).
- Direct quotations should go between inverted commas and in italics. They should be attributed to their respective authors and, thus, should include the authors' names, the date the work was created or first published, and the page number where the quote was taken from. E.g. "The Sun raises over the American nation without distinction of sex or race" (Smith, 2005, p.25).
- References to authors should be made within the text, followed by a link to the reference list at the bottom of the document. This link can be easily set by using the Bibliography citation button at the top of the editor after the reference. You only need to add an appropriate label to your reference (e.g. the first author surname). You will obtain the syntax ((bibcite author)). E.g., This is the idea (Smith, 2005 ((bibcite Smith))). This will appear in text as (Smith, 2005 1).
- Full reference should be made in the References section. References should be structured under this overall convention:
- SURNAME Name (date work). Title. Location, date publication. E.g.:
- Books: SMITH Jones (2005). The face of a nation. Anonymous Editorial (London, UK), 2007. ISBN 9780000000002.
- Articles: LING Wu (1997). Cortisol revisited. Journal of Foreign Medicine, 1997, vol.3, pp.37-43.
- In order to link the reference within the text to the reference in the References section, scroll down to the References section and use the syntax : author : full reference. E.g., : Smith : SMITH Jones (2005). The face of a nation. Anonymous Editorial (London, UK), 2007. Wikidot will automatically link this reference to the reference in the text, while showing the full reference as SMITH Jones (2005). The face of a nation. Anonymous Editorial (London, UK), 2007. ISBN 9780000000002. Therefore, you don't need to use the Bibliography block button in the editor.
- You can also add tags to the page. To do so, save any editing you have done, and click on Tags at the bottom of the page. This will open the tags box, where you can write your tags. Notice that a space separates each tag. Therefore, if you have compound-words tags, join them with a hyphen (-) in order to keep the words together (even if those words are not hyphenated in English!). Once you save your tags, you can access them from the navigation bars at the top and side of the screen.
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page revision: 48, last edited: 22 May 2013 10:26