This internal document lays out the workflow of article submission and editorial work.
Scope of Four Roles
Specialist Role: Ph.D. or equivalent (not DMin). Create and moderate definitive articles.
Professor Role: Teachers in accredited schools. Create new articles and moderate changes in articles written by Teachers, Editors and Students.
Editor Role: People with some formal education in biblical studies. Edit articles the BiblicalTraining Library ("BTL") staff have not expressly set aside for Specialists and Profesors.
Associate Editor Role: Learners who can correct spelling and grammar, formatting, and contributing pictures.
Submission of new articles
A Specialist and Professor can write and submit an article without prior permission. Subject to review by BTL staff. All new articles appear automatically with a label showing along the top, "This new article has not yet been accepted by the appropriate moderators."
An Editor must submit a request to create a new article.
An Associate Editor is not able to create a new article.
Specialist: Can lock an article he wrote (not accepting edits), or can be open to edits. No edits are visible or accepted without the Scholar's expressed permission.
Professor: If writes the article, all edits are okayed by the Professor. If moderates the article, all edits are okayed by Professor (unless a month passes and then can be okayed by BTL administrative staff). All new articles appear automatically with a label showing along the top, "This new article has not yet been accepted by the appropriate moderators."
All edits of unmoderated articles appear automatically with a label showing along the top, "There are edits in this article that have not yet been accepted by the appropriate moderators."
1. Appeal to write a new article (Editors only).
2. Appeal to be a maintainer of an existing article.
3. Appeal to be a co-maintainer or new maintainer of an existing maintained article.
4. Appeal to move from Associate Editor to Editor.
5. Appeal to move from Editor to Professor.
6. Report an offensive or inaccurate article.
An article written by a Specialist is owned by the specialist. All other newly written articles are subject to BTL's non-exclusive copyright.
All edits are owned by BTL.
All pictures (low resolution) are subject to BTL's non-exclusive copyright.