Step by step help on writing an article on this site



Navigating to the article writing page

1. Hover over the "Articles" tab on the nav bar and click on "Category" drop down menu as shown in Fig 1.

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2. Decide under which category you want to write. Then click on the "Write New" link as shown in Fig 2. This will display the article writing page.

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Two ways of writing and publishing on this site
A. Upload a prewritten article

If you have a pre-written article, you can upload it using the upload button at the bottom portion of the page, as shown in Fig 3 to Fig 5. If you are using this route, the allowed file formats to upload are: text, MS Word, PDF or Zip. If you have several files, say a text file and two image files, then zip them and upload the single Zip file. First click on the "Browse" button to locate the file to be uploaded from your hard drive. Then click on the "Upload" button to upload it to the site's server. In about four week's time or less, we will publish the article for you, under the appropriate category. While uploading a prewritten article, please make sure that you include the following details: Article title, author names, abstract and the content of the article including images if there are any.

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B. Directly writing on the page


The following demo shows how to write a sample paper containing two paragraphs and two images under the Bioinformatics category. Following the publishing and design industry as the model, lorem ipsum is used as the place holder text. Since the lorem ipsum text is in Latin, don't try to make much sence about the the sample text; the use of Latin, instead of English, avoids distraction related to the content used in the sample.

1. Navigate to the article writing page as explained under "Navigating to the article writing page" at the top portion of this tutorial.
2. Enter the details such as the article title, author names, type of the article and an abstract as shown in Fig. 6.

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3. Now it is time to enter the body of the article. Since the area where the body is entered is similar to any word processing software, it is straightforward and easy. The tricky part is inserting the images. The Fig. 7 shows the area of the page where the content of the paper is entered.

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4. After typing the first paragraph, let us insert the first image. Place the cursor, below the first paragraph at an appropriate location and click on the "Image insert" icon as explained in Fig. 8.

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5. A popup window where the image can be selected from the harddrive will be displayed as shown in Fig. 9.

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6. As you can see the popup window requires the url of the image. If your image is hosted on a web site such as your company or University or even on public image sharing sites such as Flicker you can copy and paste it here. The url will be something like "http://www.mysite.com/myimage.jpg". Assuming such a url doesn't exist, you can create a url for each of the two images we use here by uploading them one by one to the TheBiosciences.com website.
7. Let us generate the url for the first image. Using the scroll bar of the page, move down until you see the "Image Upload" area as shown in Fig. 10. As explained in the Fig., click the "Browse" button to find the image in your hard drive and use the "Upload" button to upload it to the TheBiosciences.com server. Fig. 11 shows what should happen after the file is chosen from your hardrive and just before the "Upload" button is clicked.

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8. Fig. 12 shows the page after a successfull upload of an image. Copy the newly generated url using any routine technique involved in copying a text on a web page. For the sake of completion, this process is detailed here: On windows computers, click the left mouse button at the beginning of the url and drag it to the right and down until the entire url text is highlighted. Then right click the highlighted url and select "Copy".

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9. Paste the url to the url textbox of the popup window which is displayed after the "Image insert" icon is clicked. This can be accomplished by right clicking on the url text box of the popup window and selecting the "Paste" option. After the url is pasted, then click the "Ok" button on the popup window as shown in Fig. 13.

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10. Fig. 14 shows the article writing page after the first image has been inserted. Fig 15 to 18 detail the steps involved in inserting the second image after entering the second paragraph of the text.

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11. Since both of our images have been inserted, complete the article by writing a summary section. Note: Instead of doing the writing of the article content and uploading the images side by side, as explained above, you can also load all the images prior to writing the article. After the images are loaded, then you can start writing the body of the article and insert the images by using the already generated image url.
12. Now it is time to share your hard labor to the outside world! There are two options here: 1. to publish immediately. Choose this if the article is complete and doesn't need any further editing or updates. 2. If the article is long or needs further editing, you could save it as a draft and publish later. These two choices are shown in Fig 19.

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13. For the sake of explanation, let us first assume that the article was saved with the "Publish right away" option selected. Now the article has been published and available for any one who logs into the site, selects the "Articles" tab under the nav bar and selects "Browse articles" link under the "Bioinformatics" category as explained in Fig. 2. The "Browse Articles" page will look like as shown in Fig. 20.

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14. Now let us assume that the article was saved under the "Save as draft" option. First we have to find the saved draft. First log into the site, if not already logged in. Then select the "My Article Details" item in the submenu under "Articles" tab of the nav bar as shown in Fig. 21. The draft will be displayed as shown in Fig. 22.

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15. click on the "Edit" icon as shown in Fig. 22 to display the article in an edit mode as shown in Fig. 23. Edit or update the page and save the article by clicking the "Update" button as shown in Fig. 24. Saving a document as a draft can be done repeatedly until it is ready for publication. When it is ready, select the "Publish right away" option and save it.

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16. This completes the detailed tutorial on how to write and publish an article on this website. If you still need additional help or are facing issues in publishing an article on this site, please contact us. We will be glad to help you as soon as possible.