Core Content Policies

Four principal policies govern content on Open Foresight Hub:

  1. Neutral point of view (NPOV)
  2. Verifiability and reliability
  3. Originality and attribution
  4. Notability and relevance

These overarching policies apply to contributions anywhere on the wiki. They are meant to uphold the general integrity, reliability, and quality of all content on Open Foresight Hub, fostering a productive and inclusive environment for all contributors and readers. Editors should familiarize themselves with all four.

Neutral point of view

Neutral point of view - All articles and library summaries across the Open Foresight Hub are to be written from a neutral point of view (NPOV). This is not aimed at concealing diverse perspectives, but rather at showcasing the breadth of viewpoints, refraining from judgment or favoritism. Maintaining a neutral and unbiased perspective when creating or editing content helps avoid promoting personal opinions or biases. Instead, focus on presenting information objectively, allowing readers to form their own conclusions.

Verifiability and reliability

Verifiability and reliability - Material whose accuracy or reliability is challenged (or likely to be challenged), as well as all quoted material, must be attributed to a reliable, published source that could reasonably be checked by another editor. In the Futures collaboration space, where reliable published sources may not exist, then anything that might be challenged should clearly articulate the basis for the material, which includes reliable, published sources. In these instances:

  • Reliable can mean: a source that is credible, trustworthy, and holds a reputation for providing accurate and verifiable information. It implies that the source has a demonstrated track record of factual reporting or analysis.
  • Published can mean: content that has been made publicly available through various mediums, such as books, scholarly journals, reputable websites, reputable news outlets, or other recognized platforms.

It encompasses sources from diverse backgrounds and regions, as long as they meet the criteria of reliability and being publicly accessible. The emphasis should be on the quality and credibility of the source, rather than adherence to a particular viewpoint. Open Foresight Hub encourages a broad and inclusive approach, acknowledging the importance of diverse perspectives and sources from around the world. Whenever possible, provide citations and references to support claims, ensuring transparency and allowing readers to verify the information.

Originality and attribution

Originality and attribution - We encourage you to provide unique insights, perspectives, or analysis. When ideas are not your original work, it is essential to respect intellectual property rights. Properly attribute and cite sources when using or referencing existing works. Plagiarism and improper attributions put Open Foresight Hub at risk and is strictly prohibited. If suspected, it will be dealt with accordingly.

Notability and relevance

Notability and relevance - Content should be notable and relevant to the scope of Open Foresight Hub and the namespace it’s located within. If you are unsure if content would be considered notable and relevant for a given namespace, you can review the General Notability Guidelines or propose content if the material is suitable for the Library. We are trying to capture information that is about or relevant to futures and foresight. Avoid creating or including content that is excessively trivial or unrelated to the purpose of the wiki.

These policies determine the overall type and quality of material that is acceptable in Open Foresight Hub articles. For guidelines specific to the Library, Encyclopedia, or Futures namespace, and the type of content worthy of a stand-alone article, see the General Notability Guidelines (GNG).


Last modified: 2023/06/19 18:52 by sarah.wheeler