What are article tags?Last Updated: Dec 03, 2016 02:35PM CST

All scholars submit their research with the hopes of getting it published and read by their peers. If a manuscript makes it all the way through to publication, but then can't be found by readers interested in that topic, the article isn't as effective as it could be.

Article tags help scholars find the content they're looking for more easily which can increase your readership. They are simply descriptors that you write for the articles you've published on Scholastica. When anyone searches for published articles on Scholastica, your tags can help them pull up the appropriate articles for their search terms.

Best practices for article tags

Do

  • Make your tags specific when possible (i.e. Shakespeare rather than just theater).
  • Double-check your spelling -- it's all too easy to type alanytics rather than analytics!
  • Make note of hot-button issues in your field when tagging your articles. Tagging an article with the exact phrasing used in discussions on that topic can help readers find your content.

Don't

  • Use abbreviations or acronyms as tags unless they are widely known in your field.
  • Tag articles with your journal name. Readers can already search via journal name, so that won't enhance the search results.
  • Force several keywords into one tag (i.e. laser endoscopy for kidney stone and other applications. A better usage would be: laser endoscopy, kidney stone).

Adding and editing article tags

It's easy to add tags to your published articles on Scholastica!

You'll simply log in to your Scholastica account then navigate to: My Journals > Publishing > Articles and click 'Edit' to make changes to previously created articles and click 'Create > New Article' if you'd like to make an article from scratch.
Publishing articles table
Steps to take in order to get to the article edit/creation page

Adding and editing tags

Once you're on the article edit page, you'll add and update tags for that article by scrolling to the bottom header labeled "Article Section & Tags".

From there, adding tags is as easy as typing into the field that says "Add a tag" then typing a comma to turn the word or short phrase into a tag. So to create a tag of 'education', you'd type: education, into the box.

If you've decided you no longer want a tag that you've created for that article, you can remove it by clicking the 'X' on the tag itself.
animated gif showing how to add tags

Finding articles by their tags

Readers can search through the published articles on Scholastica by clicking "Browse Articles" at the top of the page, then using the search box at the right to enter search terms.

 

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