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General Posting Guidelines
1. Two main goals of AcaWiki are to make academic scholarship widely available and to make it accessible to a wide audience. To that end, we ask that you write a summary roughly between 300-700 words that summarizes the main points of the article, and is written in simple language that people can understand. For example, if you are writing about groups and are summarizing a paper on in-group versus out-group bias, it would be helpful to explain what these terms mean. In some cases for the hard sciences in particular, this might not be possible but you get the point - try your best.
2. In general, AcaWiki is a reference, and to that end we are looking for fairly objective summaries. To include some room for editorial opinions, debate, and additional thought we include a "theoretical and practical relevance" section, and a comments section. We are looking for summaries that would be of general interest to the public, or other researchers - use you best judgment.
3. Do not post summaries of articles that have not been published unless you have permission from the author of research.
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