Content Review Guidelines

Introduction

This page will guide you, step by step, through the process of reviewing a page in Physiopedia.

Before you start:

  1. Read about content review - before you do anything else this week read about the content review process in Physiopedia. 
  2. Familiarise yourself with our quality standards - also make sure that you have read the Quality Standards document so that you are aware of the quality that we expect in all Physiopedia pages.
  3. Remind yourself of literature search techniques - make sure you are familiar with the literature searching process.

Step by step content review

Reviewing the content of a page is done in four steps:

  1. Content review
  2. Literature search
  3. Page layout and presentation
  4. Media and links

Content review

Use your physiotherapy knowledge and experience to ensure that the content represents clinically useful information.  As you read the content of the page, answer the following questions:

  1. Is the content on the page appropriately structured? If not edit the structure.
  2. Is the content comprehensive covering the topic in full? If not add content.
  3. Are there any copyright violations.  If you suspect that some of the content on the page has been plagiarised i.e. copied form somewhere else, copy a section of it and place it into a Google search.  If it is copied you will see it come up in your search.  If there are major copyright violations please let us know.
  4. Is there anything not included on the page that you would like to see? If so add it.
  5. Did you find any errors in the content? If so correct these.
  6. Did you feel the content was current? If not, update with new evidence.
  7. Are any key and recent pieces of research missing from the page? If yes, add them. 

Literature search

Next you should perform a search of the literature to ensure that the content represents the best in current evidenced based information:

  1. Perform a quick literature search on the topic to gather all the most recent evidence.  Read our page on how to perform a quick literature search if you need help.
  2. If you find any recent evidence relating to the topic that you are reviewing that is missing from the page and should be added, you should add it.  See help page on Referencing.

Page layout and presentation

Next you need to ensure that the content on the page is well presented.  Our Quality Standards document outlines best practices for content creation, layout and formatting of Physiopedia pages. Editors should attempt to follow these guidelines, though they are best treated with common sense, and occasional exceptions may apply

Please also check the page for spelling mistakes and grammatical errors. This can easily be done using browser extensions such as Spell Checker for Chrome or Grammarly for Chrome.

Adding media and links

A good Physiopedia page has images and video that represent and/or explain the topic.  It also has many links to other pages in Physiopedia to connect all the related pages.

Add media to the page

All pages should have appropriate media (images and videos) added to enhance the page. Copyright free images can be found at wikimedia commons - see Adding Images tutorial. Videos can be found on YouTube or Vimeo - see Adding Videos tutorial.

Make links in the page

If you see any words or strings of text in the page that obviously link to another page in Physiopedia, please make that link. For example, if you see mention of ‘low back pain’ in the text make a link from those words to the 'Low Back Pain' page in Physiopedia. See the tutorial on making links.

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