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The Editorial Board of ORB welcomes article proposals from
academic credentials. If you think you may be interested in submitting a
proposal, please review the ORB Proposal Form. If you find the conditions
satisfactory, retrieve the form and fill it out. After you have done so, email
it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Shortly
after it is received, it will be presented
to two members of the Editorial Board who will referee your proposal. If
the editors disagree on whether or not your proposal should be accepted, it
will be sent to a third. After the review process, the General Editor will
inform you of the referees' decision.
If your proposal is accepted, the process of getting your article fully
integrated into the encyclopedia begins. The procedure involves five steps.
- Authors will complete their proposed article(s). (Please see Some
Guidelines for Articles for information on length, format, etc.) While you
are busy writing your article, a place will be reserved in the Title Index for
your title. Though your title will appear in the index, it will not be linked.
Its place there is to inform other prospective authors that your particular
topic is already taken. For first-time authors, the author's biography will
be added to the Contributors' Index at this time.
- When you have finished your article, you will mail it
email@example.com where it will be proofread (for grammar, spelling,and
style) and corrected, if necessary. In addition, your article will be converted
into HTML format according to ORB's style and layout, and initial links will be
- The HTML version of the article will then be mailed to the person who
will be maintaining the article. We prefer that this person be the author,
but this is not necessary. (The Editorial Board will find someone to
maintain your article in the event that you do not wish to maintain it
- Once the file is in place and has been tested by the person maintaining
the article, he/she will send the URL (the Uniform Resource Locator, or,
more simply, the internet address) to firstname.lastname@example.org. If everything is
working well, the Title Index will be updated to reflect the new link. The
author's biography in the Contributors' Index will be updated with the new
link as well.
- Finally, an announcement of the new article along with its address will
be added to the What's New page. Those who maintain files for ORB will
update existing articles to reflect the new links.
ORB authors agree to the following:
If you have any questions or concerns that have not been addressed in this
file, please email them to email@example.com.
- That the article will be formatted according to the standard
layout of ORB;
- That the article will be updated on a regular (monthly) basis to
reflect new links;
- That the author will retain the copyright under the following
rubric: Copyright (C) 1995, Author Name. This file may be copied on the
condition that the entire contents, including the header and this copyright
notice, remain intact.
Copyright (C) 1995, Carolyn P. Schriber. This file may be copied on the
condition that the entire contents,including the header and this copyright
notice, remain intact.