Infectious Disease Project Editing FAQ

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Serge Korjian M.D.; Yazan Daaboul, M.D.

Overview

This page lists all the frequently asked questions (FAQ) during editing of pages related to the Infectious Disease Project. Below every question is a suggested action.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

FAQ 1: No references on pages

What to do: For the time being, do not edit/remove/add references that have an existing link. If the reference is a broken link, delete both 1) the reference and 2) the sentence that was cited using the reference.

FAQ 2: There is no page for the organism?

What to do:

  1. Check the spelling of the organism name.
  2. If you are being redirected, check that the organism is not already filed under the "Causes" microchapter.
  3. If both options 1 and 2 are not helpful, please send an email to any one of our deputy editor-in-chiefs to review your request.

FAQ 3: There is no page for the disease

What to do:

  1. If the organism page has only the basic information about the pathogen with no clinical content, then do NOT microchapter the page.
  2. If the organism page has clinical content, then check the length of the chapter:
  • If the chapter length ≥ 1.5 pages on an A4 length paper, create a microchapter for the disease.
  • If the chapter length < 1.5 pages on an A4 length paper, do NOT create a microchapter for the disease.

FAQ 4: How to name a disease page?

What to do:

  1. Search for the disease name using Wikipedia (e.g. Legionalla pneumophila is referred to as Legionellosis)
  2. If there is no standard disease name / the pathogen causes multiple diseaes, then create a new microchaptered page called: "[pathogen name] infection" (e.g. Staphylococcus aureus infection).

FAQ 5: There are no synonyms and keywords section

What to do:
Use the "synonyms and keywords" template: Synonyms and Keywords: and list the synonyms after it AND make sure each synonym/keyword that you add is redirected to the page name.

FAQ 6: I searched on Wikipedia, their content is newer than the content on WikiDoc

What to do: For the time being, do not add content from Wikipedia to WikiDoc. On WikiDoc, all pages with Wikipedia content will eventually be replaced by medical-level content and will be peer-reviewed for quality check by a deputy editor-in-chief.

FAQ 7: There are multiple organisms that cause the same disease

What to do:

  • Use the new template on the top of the Home Page for that disease.
Example: Filariasis
This page is about clinical aspects of the disease. For microbiologic aspects of specific causative organisms:
{{Seealso|Brugia malayi}}
{{Seealso|Brugia timori}}
{{Seealso|Loa loa}}
{{Seealso|Mansonella ozzardi}}
  • On the bottom of the Home Page, add the "Related Chapters" subheading after "Case Studies" subheading and list the same organisms that were listed above.
Example: Filariasis
  • [[Brugia malayi]]
  • [[Brugia timori]]
  • [[Loa loa filaria]]
  • [[Mansonella ozzardi]]
  • Do not redirect the Causes page, instead, add the "Related Chapters" tag also on the bottom of the Causes page.
Example Filariasis
==Related Chapters==
  • [[Brugia malayi]]
  • [[Brugia timori]]
  • [[Loa loa filaria]]
  • [[Mansonella ozzardi]]
  • If the Causes page has a list of causes, make sure that the organisms you added are also listered in the Causes page.

FAQ 8: Page is not microchaptered

What to do: For the time being, do not microchapter the page yourself. Inform any one of our deputy editor-in-chiefs of the issue.

  1. If the organism page has only the basic information about the pathogen with no clinical content, then do NOT microchapter the page.
  2. If the organism page has clinical content, then check the length of the chapter:
  • If the chapter length ≥ 1.5 pages on an A4 length paper, create a microchapter for the disease.
  • If the chapter length < 1.5 pages on an A4 length paper, do NOT create a microchapter for the disease.

FAQ 9: Page is empty

What to do:

  1. Refer to the "Patient Information" microchapter of the disease for the information you are looking for.
  2. If there is no "Patient Information" page, refer to the CDC (Centers for Prevention and Disease Control) page to obtain the information you are looking for.
  • Make sure to cite the CDC page after you have used information from CDC for adequate attribution.
  1. If the information you are looking for is not present on either the Patient Information microchapter or the CDC page, communicate your concern with a deputy editor-in-chief, who can help you obtain the information you are looking for from reliable peer-reviewed medical journals. When citing medical journals, adequate citation is required to avoid plagiarism.
  • To know what content should be available in each microchapter, refer to the Editor's Help Menu.
  • To learn how to cite references properly, click here.
  • To learn more on how to avoid plagiarism while citing, click here.

FAQ 10: Old {{SI}} sidebar is present

What to do: Replace the {{SI}} sidebar with your microchapter sidebar {{DiseaseName}} (e.g. {{Filariasis}})

FAQ 11: Multiple diseases for one organism

What to do: Create a microchaptered page called "[DiseaseName] infection" (e.g. Staphylococcus aureus infection).


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