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Curating Consistent and Quality Content

A style guide is a set of guidelines that you can provide to authors to keep the content of the articles in your journal consistent. Some examples of things you can ask of your authors are citation styles, the format of tables and graphs, the file types that you will accept, how they add supplementary materials (like datasets), a structured abstract, or other things that will help your journal have consistent look, feel, and quality. Providing these guidelines to your authors will allow them to think about the content, not how it looks, and will help you when it comes time to edit the articles you receive.

Below are some resources that can help you decided on different elements of your style guide and resources that you can point your authors to.

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