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||This article is a key part of enabling an Open Methodology Framework. Eventually, it will be protected and changes will be proposed on its corresponding discussion page. For now, anyone can change this article.
Peer Reviews are used to get feedback from fellow Contributors with the aim of improving your article.
Ask your fellow Contributors for their opinions, list outstanding issues and areas to improve on Talk Pages and get other Contributors involved. Of course, it best to have a reasonably well-developed article so those giving comments have something substantial to offer feedback on.
After a thorough peer review, an article can improve to the point where it is recognised as part of the Core FISDEV Methodology. Once its part of the core FISDEV, it is seen as a stable part of the overall approach.
Peer Review Process
Key aspects of the Peer Review process are as follows:
Initiating the Peer Review
After an article has gone through the process of being under construction and has reached a relatively mature state, its ready for a Peer Review. To identify an article as Ready for Peer Review, place the Peer Review Template in the Talk Pages of the article by adding the following text to the top of the page:
Conduct a Discussion on the Article
Contributors should use Talk Pages to review the article and discuss proposed changes. Changes can also be made to the article in conjunction with the discussion. Discussion on Talk Pages should be focused on relevant topics around the article's improvement and how it may be incorporated into the overall Methodology.
Goals of a Peer Review
The primary goal of a Peer Review is to improve the proposed article. A Peer Review may also result in the following:
- Recommendation that an article be included into the Core Methodology
- Recommendation to merge the article with another article
- Recommendation that the article be removed as it contains inappropriate content
- Major changes to the proposed approach
- Re-categorisation of the article
The conduct for the Peer Review process is particularly important as it will be common to have differing points of view on the direction of an article. The following should be kept in mind:
- Discussion and language should be kept professional
- It is not necessary to have a single solution to a proposed approach; it is valid to list multiple options to the same proposed solution
- Contributors should encourage reviews and expect their content to be edited
For a far more detail approach on conducting Peer Reviews, refer to the Wikipedia section of Peer Reviews. The open methodology follows the same standards of conduct regards Peer Reviews and use of Talk Pages.