Becoming an Editor¶
Once new content is generated or edits are made to existing content within the CIViC database, the additions/revisions will become visible (depending on user display preferences). However, the submission will be listed as a “submitted” or “pending” until it is accepted by an editor. CIViC editors must have attained a sufficient degree of relevant education (typically PhD or MD level), must be extensively familiar with the CIViC interface, have a demonstrated track record of successful curation within the database, and must have editor status approved by two existing editorial members.
Recommended qualifications to become an editor:
Advanced degree in a relevant field
Minimum qualifications to become an editor:
Advanced graduate student
Publication record in relevant field
Proven CIViC curation track record for promotion to editor:
At least 10 publication queue suggestions (Silver suggester badge)
Submit at least 10 revisions (at least 5 to gene or variant summaries) (Silver reviser badge)
Submit at least 10 new submitted evidence statements (5 must be accepted before promotion) (silver submitter badger)
Completed profile (Bronze biographer)
Review and understand CIViC help documentation
An existing curator is nominated or self-nominated by sending an email to the civic-help email list.
Please provide candidate’s full name, affiliation, CV, contact info and CIViC profile id/name.
At least 2 existing editorial members and one administrator will review application materials, profile, and CIViC curation track record, including review of submitted evidence, revisions, and publication.
Application reviewers will agree to either promote, provisionally reject, or reject the application.
A provisional rejection may be overcome if the curator demonstrates additional contributions in one of the categories above.