Writing tutorial

OpenPhysio is built using WordPress so if you have any experience using a content management system it will be relatively simple to get your article posted online. This brief tutorial is aimed at first-time authors who have never used a content management system before.

When you login to OpenPhysio (after having registered) you will be taken to your personal Dashboard that has options related to actions you can take, such as creating new articles, peer reviewing articles, or uploading media.

By clicking on the Articles link in the left-hand navigation panel, you’ll be able to see a list your completed articles, as well as those in draft.

The writing panel includes a text editor (see below) that allows you to format your text so that it appears as you would like it to. If you need to save your work as a draft before submitting the article for review, click on the Save Draft button in the Publish section of in the right-hand navigation panel. You can see what your article will look like at any time by clicking on the Preview button in the same section. When you are ready to submit, press the Submit for Review button.

You can view an extended formatting panel that enables additional editing options by clicking on the keyboard icon (see below).

There is additional article metadata that needs to be added before publishing, including your institutional affiliation, the abstract, and a conflict of interest declaration.

The Notes on amendments field (not shown above) should only be completed following the completion of the peer review process.

Embedding images, audio, document, and video files is also possible by using the Media Library, which is useful for including raw data, for example, as part of the article. Note however, that file sizes should be kept to a minimum when possible. The editorial team are available to assist should you have any problems with this. Also, you must ensure that you have permission to upload and share whatever files you want to include in your article.

You may include hyperlinks in your article in order to connect your work to external sources, but be sure that these sources are relatively stable in the long term. If they disappear, the links in your article will not be updated. If you link to articles in other journals – especially those with DOIs – you can be relatively sure that the links will persist for a long time.

For information on conducting peer review for OpenPhysio, please see the Peer Review Guidelines.