Every article submitted to EzineArticles is reviewed by (2) human editors before it’s accepted.
Summary: Currently, approved articles are QC’d by the 2nd human editor in ‘post’ (after the article is live on the site) and we use the float to attempt to deliver a consistent article approval/review speed regardless of incoming volume spikes. Near the end of this month, we’re gearing up to switch QC (Quality Control) from after the article is accepted to before the article is accepted.
Why this is being done:
- To improve consistency of article reviewing.
- To improve the member experience because now it’s less likely that an already accepted article will be rejected after the fact for an error the first editor didn’t identify.
- To be able to reward our team of editors based on their QC score rather than having to wait weeks to report the data.
- To mitigate risk should content be accepted that shouldn’t have been accepted by the 1st editor.
The downside to this change is that we’ll have to find another way to manage the article approval speed consistency and for a 2-4 week period, our article review/approval times will be less consistent than normal. We expect to offset this by our larger head-count in our editorial, QC and member support team than previous years.
Wanted to keep you in the loop on changes behind the scenes as we work hard to continually earn your trust, respect & new quality original article submissions!