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Common questions about the organization and running of PrometheusWiki

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Question: Who runs this site?
Answer  PrometheusWiki is a collaborative effort between the PrometheusWiki Editorial Board and CSIRO PUBLISHING(external link). Support is provided by the ARC/NZ Research Network for Vegetation Function(external link).
Question: What is the role of an Editor?
Answer 
  • Editors(external link) are leading figures in their fields, and aware of the latest developments in their own and related areas. They are responsible for writing and periodically updating a summary article at the front of their section, for promoting PrometheusWiki and inviting submissions of protocols to PrometheusWiki. Editors will actively solicit contributions from experts on experimental procedures within their section area.
  • Editors also receive protocol submissions from contributors to PrometheusWiki. These are emailed to the respective section editor upon submission. The Editor will then edit these to meet template guidelines and review for appropriateness, safety, clarity of expression and duplication. Protocols that meet these requirements will then be posted live on the Prometheuswiki, and the Editor will email the contributing author to inform them their protocol is live.
  • At regular intervals Editors will review existing protocols and the commentary surrounding them, utilizing users' commentary to improve the published protocols. Editors identify and nominate well established/community approved protocols they think deserve Gold Leaf(external link) status, for consideration by the Editorial Board.

 

Question: How can I contact PrometheusWiki, the Editorial Board or its members?
Answer  Select 'Contact us' from the left hand menu bar and type in your message or question. Or email PrometheusWiki directly at and specify who the question is for in the subject field. Alternately, the personal websites of each editor are linked to the PrometheusWiki Editorial Board page.
Question: What is PrometheusWiki affiliated with and who provides funding?
Answer  PrometheusWiki is a collaborative effort between the PrometheusWiki Editorial Board and CSIRO PUBLISHING(external link). Support is provided by the ARC/NZ Research Network for Vegetation Function(external link). Initial funding for establishing the site was provided by means of an ARC Grant for the Research Network for Vegetation Function.
Question: How long will this site be around for?
Answer 

It is hoped that PrometheusWiki will develop into a centralized repository of ecological and environmental plant physiology protocols, a novel resource to replace previous hard copy publications of standardized methods. Our objective is that it will become an important reference site for long into the future.

CSIRO PUBLISHING(external link) will archive PrometheusWiki just as it archives the journals it publishes.

Question: Can literally anyone contribute to the site?
Answer  Yes, that is the beauty of a wiki, anyone with internet access will be able to register, write and make changes to most PrometheusWiki articles. However, the content is specialized, thus we welcome contributions from members of the plant ecological environmental and physiology community in particular.