SEG Wiki:Featured article
Featured articles are considered to be the best articles the SEG Wiki has to offer, as determined by the SEG Wiki Committee. They are used by contributors as examples for writing other articles. Before being listed here, articles are reviewed as featured article candidates for accuracy, neutrality, completeness, and style according to our featured article criteria. Articles that no longer meet the criteria can be proposed for improvement or removal from featured article status.
To signify a featured article, a small bronze star icon on the top right corner of an article's page will appear (only on non-mobile versions of the website).
In addition to meeting the policies regarding content for all articles (based off Wikipedia), it has the following attributes.
1. It is -
- well-written: its prose is engaging, even brilliant, and of a professional standard;
- comprehensive: it neglects no major facts or details and places the subject in context;
- well-researched: it is a thorough and representative survey of the relevant literature. Claims are verifiable against high-quality reliable sources and are supported by inline citations where appropriate;
- neutral: it presents views fairly and without bias; and
- stable: it is not subject to ongoing edit wars and its content does not change significantly from day to day, except in response to the featured article process.
2. It follows the style guidelines, including the provision of—
- a lead: a concise lead section that summarizes the topic and prepares the reader for the detail in the subsequent sections;
- appropriate structure: a system of hierarchical section headings and a substantial but not overwhelming table of contents;
- links: article contains links to relevant content within the SEG Wiki as well as other relevant external sites, e.g., SubSurfWiki, AAPG Wiki, and SPE's PetroWiki.
- consistent citations: where required by criterion 1c, consistently formatted inline citations - see citing sources for suggestions on formatting references; and
- categories: article has at least one category.
4. Length. It stays focused on the main topic without going into unnecessary detail summary style.