The article page displays the article's content, its metrics (1) and allows for its peer review (2). The left sidebar (3) provides an number of aditional features.
Peer review and discussion interfaceA + button is attached to each paragraph and figure. It activates the following interface :
It contains two forums "Reviews" and "Discussions" (1), dedicated to the paragraph or figure. Only signed members can write into these forums. Each forum can host many threads. A new thread can be created by clicking "New thread" (2). A given thread may contain a lot of replies (3); they can be unfolded by clicking "See all replies". You can use mathematical notation by including LaTeX code between two $ (4). Every post in these forums is signed, dated, recorded in its author's account (5) and can be evaluated through a +/- vote (6). Every user can click these buttons at most once. The rationale of these buttons is mainly to highlight the most relevant reviews (to the article's authors and to other readers) and to filter out irrelevant ones. These votes must be used in connection with the possibility to sort posts by date, by vote + and by vote - (7).
General reviews or discussions regarding the article should be posted in the forums attached to its abstract.
Article metricsThere are three important metrics on SJS: validity, priority, scientific value.
The validity is given by a community-wide choice between two possibilities displayed at the top of the article: "The article has reached scientific standard" and "This article still needs revision". When signed in, you can click at most once on one of this button: the counters will be incremented and your name will be added to the public list of voters. Importantly, you can later change your mind: you can still click on the other button and your new vote will replace the previous one. SJS should not and does not provide any definition of the "scientific standard". Rather, the scientific standard is dynamically self-defined by the community by stating which articles have reached it and which ones have not.
The priority represents the short-term importance of the article. Clicking on "Prioritize" increments the counter and add your name to the public list of members who did the same. Following the article or exporting it to your personal journal automatically triggers the prioritization of the article.
The scientific value of the article is caught by its number of editors. It is displayed in the left sidebar. It counts the number of SJS members that have edited the article in at least one of their journal issues.
1) Add to my Journal. When logged, this feature creates an item in the Journal tab of your account and prioritizes the article (unless you had already done it).
2) Follow this article. When logged, using this feature creates an item in the Parameters & Following Options tab of your account and prioritizes the article (unless you had already done it).
4) "Reviews and discussions" displays all reviews and discussions posted for this article. It is mainly meant to have a quick overview of the "hot spots" of the article through filtering of comments with + and - minus votes.
5) The outline lets you browse quickly the different sections of the article