What is content review
Physiopedia is a community edited website. The content review process is the process by which the standard of the content on Physiopedia is monitored and maintained. It ensures that the best up to date, evidence based information is available to physiotherapists world wide. Monitoring and updating the wealth of information on Physiopedia is a huge task is managed by a team of dedicated volunteers. In addition, anyone from our global community can take part in this process which we encourage as a learning activity and professional development opportunity.
The benefits of participating in content review
Contributing to Physiopedia is a great complement to any physiotherapists' daily work, and also to your CV.
The benefits include:
- Knowledge growth - You are likely to gain new profession-related up-to-date knowledge and also to advance your technical skills.
- Professional development - reviewing content contributes to your continuing education and professional development.
- Evidence of contribution - On completion of a successful page review all reviewers will receive a certificate of completion and receive PP+ points in their learning dashboard in Physiopedia Plus.
- Professional pride - The positive contribution that you have made to our global profession by playing an important role in building this professional resource for our community.
Choosing a page to review
If you independently reviewing a page in Physiopedia:
You can choose any page! Choose a page that you have seen needs improvement, that is within your specialist area of knowledge or that you would like to learn more about. You can search for pages on specific topics (click on the magnifying glass icon in the navigation bar at the top of the page) or you can browse the articles list.
If you have joined the Content Team:
Each month Physiopedia has a 'topic of the month', this is a great way to focus your content reviewing. At the beginning of the month the Content Manager (and other members of the team) will make suggestions of pages that need reviewing to the team in Slack (our team communication channel). This provides a great place to start from in choosing your page, however if you do not see something that takes your fancy or fits you area of expertise, please feel free to work on any other page of your choice.
Reviewing the content of a page is done in four parts:
- Content review - you will use your physiotherapy knowledge and experience to ensure that the content represents the most informative and current evidenced based information on the topic.
- Literature search - you should use your literature searching skills to review the most recent evidence on this topic and add in additional evidence, explanations or arguments as you feel appropriate.
- Page layout and presentation - here you will check the formatting and layout of the page is in line with the Quality Standards, and make improvements as necessary (you may need to edit the source code of the page).
- Media and links - here you will check that the media in the page is appropriate and does not infringe copyright. You can make the page even better by adding additional media (images and video). You should also make links from the content to other pages within Physiopedia so that all the related pages link together.
Submitting your review
Once you have completed your review you should submit it to the Physiopedia team so that they can review your work. This is the process:
- Submit your page here.
- The Physiopedia team will review your updated page submission.
- You will be informed within 2 weeks if further improvements need to be made to the page.
- Once your review is accepted we will add your name and the date the review was completed to the page.
- You will be sent a certificate of completion and awarded the appropriate Physioplus points and badges.
- Check out our User Tutorials
- Full instructions on editing the source code are provided here.
- See the wikitext help
- Use the mediawiki help (this is the software that Physiopedia uses)
- Or contact us directly
Join the team!
We are always keen to hear from physiotherapists who would like to contribute to the profession by reviewing content. If you are keen to become an official member of the content editorial team please get in touch by email.