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Mon 8 Jan 2018

Confirmation message at submission

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Victor Venema Public Seen by 368

When I submitted my manuscript to EarthArXiv I got an email with the sentence below. It was clear to me what moderation means because I am blogger and maybe also to native speakers, but a colleague of mine was confused. Shall we try to formulate a less geeky version?

> "EarthArXiv has chosen to moderate their submissions using a post-moderation workflow, which means your submission is public and discoverable, while still pending acceptance by a moderator. You will receive a separate notification informing you of any status changes."

How about:

> "Your submission is provisionally accepted and will be immediately visible to the public and discoverable. A moderator of EarthArXiv will assess your submission and you will receive a separate notification informing you of any status changes."

Can we make the "status changes" more explicit. Are the only options "formal acceptance" and "reject"?

HG

Han Geurdes Mon 8 Jan 2018

I am in favor of your "how about" text... much more clear.

SG

Stéphanie Girardclos Mon 8 Jan 2018

Idem. Following @victorvenema and @hangeurdes, I'm in favor of changing the text. I added a 'of its definitive status' at the end :
"Your submission is provisionally accepted and will be immediately visible to the public and discoverable. A moderator of EarthArXiv will assess your submission and you will receive a separate notification informing you of its definitive status."

JM

Jon Mound Mon 8 Jan 2018

I also found the initial message a bit confusing. The proposed message would be less confusing. There is a pretty good explanation of what post-moderation means in amongst the OSF FAQ's, maybe the email sent to people should link to it? http://help.osf.io/m/preprints/l/806116-submitting-to-a-moderated-preprint-service#submitting-to-a-preprint-services-that-uses-post-moderation

VV

Victor Venema Mon 8 Jan 2018

An update of the text after the helpful responses:

Your submission is provisionally accepted and will be immediately visible to the public and discoverable. A moderator of EarthArXiv will assess your submission and you will receive a separate notification informing you of its definitive status.

The OSF calls the procedure EarthArXiv uses "post-moderation":
http://help.osf.io/m/preprints/l/806116-submitting-to-a-moderated-preprint-service#submitting-to-a-preprint-services-that-uses-post-moderation

CJ

Christopher Jackson Mon 8 Jan 2018

This is a very fair point Victor. The language is a bit convoluted and could easily be simplified, in line with what you suggest below. Might you take this up with OSF directly, either via Loomio
or the helpdesk?

Thanks,

Chris


Professor Christopher Aiden-Lee Jackson

Basins Research Group (BRG ( http://www.basinsresearchgroup.com/ ))

Department of Earth Science & Engineering

Imperial College

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UK

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Co-founder of EarthArXiv ( https://eartharxiv.org/ ), a preprint server and postprint archive for the Earth Sciences

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Matt Spitzer Tue 9 Jan 2018

Thanks for the feedback. I can pass the request on to the Preprint product team here at COS. We use a common template for all services using moderation, so we need to make sure this doesn't cause any issues for other services. We can assess and make some improvements.

VV

Victor Venema Tue 9 Jan 2018

Matt, great, thank you. Except for the OSF Blog and Computer Science archives, all may like a less geeky formulation. ;o)