streets.mn Editorial Workflow

The following was adopted by the streets.mn Board on July 7, 2014

Peer Review Process and Editorial Workflow

  1. Every writer for streets.mn will be assigned to “contributor” status
  2. Writers will continue to write posts as usual, however instead of “Publishing” their posts, will make them “Pending Review”
  3. All posts will go through editorial review by the Editorial Council, who will accept and publish posts that comply with Editorial Policy.
  4. The Editorial Council is a body established by the Board of Directors, and Chaired by the streets.mn Secretary, comprised of volunteer writers and Board members.
  5. The Editorial Council will assign one person to be “Editor” for each given day.
  6. The Editor of the Day will:
    1. Log-in on their scheduled day,
    2. Read posts that are “Pending Review”.
    3. Edit posts for minor grammatical issues as needed (Light editing)
    4. Return problematic posts to author (with comments) if major issues. Major issues can be language, obvious inaccuracy (though fact-checking not required, commenters can do that), libel, etc. as per writer / editorial guidelines.
    5. Discuss with Editorial Council as needed. If in doubt, flag the post for further discussion.
    6. Schedule accepted posts for following day at various timeslots.
  7. The Editorial Council will establish a backup Editor of the Day who will check at the end of the day that the Editor of the Day queued up posts for the following day.

 

Security

  • Account holders who don’t login within 12 months, will have their account suspended until an active request by the account holder is made and the account is restored. A new password will be requested. Before this occurs account holders will be notified that this is about to happen.