Publishing in the New Georgia Encyclopedia

Tips from Sarah McKee, electronic editor for the NGE, given at the PDRC panel discussion "How to Get Published" on March 24, 2009.

  • Suggest an article topic that is currently missing from the NGE, or ask for an assignment in a particular subject area for which you have an interest or expertise.

Remember that content in the NGE is not original research--as an encyclopedia, all of the content must consist of verifiable facts.

  • Familiarize yourself with the NGE by reading articles related to your topic. This is important because you will want to avoid duplicating information in your article where a hotlink would suffice, and to avoid introducing conflicting/contradictory information.

Remember that we need to conform to an encyclopedic style and tone.

  • Provide documentation for/photocopies of obscure sources that the fact checkers might have difficulty locating. Also provide the source for any direct quotations.
  • Be prepared to answer queries and/or perform revisions on your article during the editorial process. This process can take anywhere from six months to a year from the time of submission.
  • Suggest good sources for images or other multimedia you may have encountered in your research.