Wikipedia: WikiProjects Selected articles


May 19, 2022

This wikiproject is designed to guide users through the process of creating and/or nominating an article to the selected article. These are the criteria: The article (a) well written: prose is beautiful and professionally standard; (b) comprehensive: major facts and details are not forgotten; (c) accurate: claims must be verifiable, represent published wisdom, and supported by specific evidence and external citations; this means that there should be a provision in the “References” section where references to the text are listed, including inline citations; (d) neutral: points of view are impartial and not biased (e) stable: not subject to constant editing (edit war) and does not change the content on a daily basis, regardless of whether it is due to the process of its selection as a selected article. It follows the style guide, including the provision of: (a) introduction (lead): the abbreviated section that summarizes the topics and prepares the reader in more detail in the following sections; (b) appropriate structure: system of hierarchical heading section by table of contents, and (c) consistent citations: as required by Criterion 1c, inline citations formatted correctly using footnotes or Harvard referencing (Smith 2007, p. 1) for formatting suggestions; for articles with footnotes or endnotes, the meta: cite format is recommended). Image. (image) It has images and other media appropriate to the topic, and has appropriate captions and acceptable copyright status. Non-free images or media must meet the criteria for contributing non-free content and be properly labeled. Length. The content is focused on the main topic and there are no unnecessary details.

Added criteria

Duration. The article must be a month old in the main namespace. External Link. For articles that do not require a reference, there should be an External Links section Tag goodness article. The article should be reviewed and tagged as a good article

Advice from individual users

en: User: Tony1/How to satisfy Criterion 1a en: User: Jengod/Some common objections to featured status and how to avoid them en: User: AndyZ/Suggestions en: User: Yannismarou/Ten rules to make an article FA en: User: Giano/A fool's guide to writing a featured article


Smith, Jane (2007). The Book of Examples. New York: Best Publishers, Inc.