Wikipedia:WikiProject Japan/A-class review

WikiProject Japan (Talk)

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The A-class review department of the WikiProject Japan reviews candidates for an A-class quality assessment. Candidates must meet the following A-class criteria:

Provides a well-written, clear and complete description of the topic, as described in Wikipedia:How to write a great article. It should be of a length suitable for the subject, appropriately structured, and be well referenced by a broad array of reliable sources. It should be well illustrated, with no copyright problems. Only minor style issues and other details need to be addressed before submission as a featured article candidate.

An A-Class article should approach the standards for a Featured article (FA), but will typically fall short because of minor style issues. The article may need minor copyedits, but it should be comprehensive, accurate, well-sourced, and reasonably well-written. A peer review should make the article a viable candidate for FA.

Assessing an article as A-Class requires more than one reviewer. Articles should not be given A-class ratings without undergoing review.

Requesting a review

To request an A-class review of an article:

  1. Create a subpage of the talk page of the article you are nominating (e.g. Talk:[[Name of nominated article]]/A-class review)
  2. Place === [[Name of nominated article]] === at the top.
  3. Below it, write your reason for nominating the article and sign by using four tildes (~~~~).
  4. Add {{Talk:[[Name of nominated article]]/A-class review}} at the top of the list of A-class review requests below.

Reviewers should keep the criteria for featured articles in mind when supporting or opposing a nomination. However, please note that (unlike actual featured articles) A-class articles are not expected to fully meet all of the criteria; an objection should indicate a substantive problem with the article. In particular, objections over relatively minor issues of writing style or formatting should be avoided at this stage; a comprehensive, accurate, well-sourced, and decently-written article should qualify for A-class status even if it could use some further copyediting.

Closing and archiving

Reviews can be closed after at least seven days have elapsed. An article is promoted to A-class if (a) it has garnered at least two endorsements from uninvolved editors, and (b) there are no substantive objections indicative of a major flaw in the article: see Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Assessment/A-Class criteria.

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