Adding content

Evaluate content for appropriateness

First and foremost, follow these guidelines to determine whether or not a piece of research should be added to The Idealis.

Check Copyright compliance

Responsibility for ensuring copyright compliance ultimately lies with authors. However, Idealis editors should exercise caution when linking to content that they believe could be in violation of journals’ copyright or authors rights agreements.

In the event that an Idealis editor suspects that an open access version of a paper is being shared in a manner that violates a journal’s policy, editors should check Sherpa/Romeo to confirm.

Potential red flags can include:

  • If a journal-formatted (i.e., “version of record” or “published”) version of the paper is being shared; or
  • If the paper is being shared on a commercial service (e.g., or Figshare).Check Sherpa/Romeo

Add a post


To the post title, add the full, original title of the article, dataset, etc.


To the body of the post, add:

  1. Author(s): At a minimum, add the authors’ names as formatted in the item’s citation
  2. Abstract: This can be copied from the article or item’s original page
  3. Citation: Add full citation to The Idealis ‘post’ body, if available. At the very least, add authors’ names, output title, and source/journal title. Embed a link into the output title. There is no preferred citation style (e.g. MLA, APA, etc). If there’s a DOI, add it.
  4. Embedded content (optional): If adding from Slideshare, Figshare, or another platform that offers copy-and-paste embed code, add embed code in the WordPress editor’s ‘text’ tab (where the html goes for newly added Idealis posts).
  5. Add a “VIEW” link to the bottom of the post, above the Altmetric badge for the item (see step 6). In the ‘text’ editor of your draft WordPress post, add the following HTML, substituting a link (DOI preferred) to the OA version of the output in place of ‘URL’:

    <h2 style="text-align: center;"><a href="URL">View</a></h2>
  6. Embed an Altmetric badge into the bottom of the post if the output has a DOI, ArXiv ID, PubMed ID, or Handle. Copy and paste this embed code to the bottom of your WordPress entry, in the Text editor view, replacing the DOI with the appropriate persistent ID:
    <div data-badge-details="right" data-badge-type="4" data-doi="10.1371/journal.pone.0127502" data-hide-no-mentions="true" class="altmetric-embed"></div>

    If the persistent identifier used for the output is one other than a DOI, substitute “data-doi” with the text “data-arxiv-id”, “data-pmid”, or “data-handle” in the embed code.

SET Category

Set the Category to “Scholarly Communication”.

ADD Tags

To the Tags section of your post, add relevant keywords and other descriptors that will serve as facets for browsing:

  • Year ‘published’ (required)
  • Output type: article, book, book chapter, data set, file set, presentation, figure, white paper, code, other (required)
  • Original journal, repository, or other platform where content originated from (required)
  • License (CC-BY, no license, etc) (required)
  • Keywords (highly recommended)
  • Language(s) (highly recommended)

Save for review

Save the post in Draft form for final review and later publishing