Help:Good article criteria
The criteria for a good article
A good article is - 
- Well written:
- the prose is clear and concise, and the spelling and grammar are correct; and
- it follows the article template.
- Verifiable with no original research:
- it contains a list of all references (sources of information), presented in accordance with the layout style guideline;
- all in-line citations are from reliable sources, including those for direct quotations, statistics, published opinion, counter-intuitive or controversial statements that are challenged or likely to be challenged, and contentious material relating to living persons—science-based articles should follow the scientific citation guidelines;
- it contains no original research; and
- it contains no copyright violations nor plagiarism.
- Broad in its coverage:
- it addresses the main aspects of the topic; and
- it stays focused on the topic without going into unnecessary detail (see summary style).
- Neutral: it represents viewpoints fairly and without editorial bias, giving due weight to each.
- Stable: it does not change significantly from day to day.
- Illustrated, if possible, by images:
- images are tagged with their copyright status, and valid fair use rationales are provided for non-free content; and
- images are relevant to the topic, and have suitable captions.
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What cannot be a good article
- Stand-alone lists and images
- Stub articles: these pages cannot meet the criteria.
- Wikipedia. Good article criteria.
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- Creating articles
- Featured article criteria
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- Naming new articles
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- Student Chapter
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- Using Wikipedia
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