streets.mn Editorial Workflow

Peer Review Process and Editorial Workflow

  1. Every writer for streets.mn will be assigned to “contributor” status
  2. Writers will submit their articles to the “Pending Review” queue when they’re ready for publishing
  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, Chaired by the streets.mn Editor-in-Chief, and 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:
    • Log in 1-6 days in advance of their “scheduled day”
    • Choose 1-3 posts (oldest first), and “claim” them for editing by moving them to the “Editor Assigned” category
    • Edit posts for minor grammatical issues, formatting, etc., as needed (Light editing)
    • Communicate with author to let them know when the post will be posted, and/or to resolve any major issues. These issues can be language, obvious inaccuracy (though fact-checking not required), libel, etc. as per writer / editorial guidelines.
    • Discuss with Editorial Council as needed. If in doubt, flag the post for further discussion.
    • Schedule accepted posts for their assigned day at various timeslots.
  7. The Editor-in-Chief will act as a backup Editor of the Day, and 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.