Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Assessment/A-Class criteria

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Provides a well-written, clear and complete description of the topic, as described in Wikipedia:Article development. 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. See the A-Class assessment departments of some of the larger WikiProjects (e.g. WikiProject Military history).

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 well-written. A peer review by project editors should find the article to be a viable candidate for FA status. Assessing an article as A-Class requires more than one reviewer. There are two methods available for doing this.

Basic method[edit]

For WikiProjects without a formal A-Class review process, the proposal to promote to A-Class should be made on the article's talk page. To be granted, the proposal should be supported by two uninvolved editors, with no significant opposes. The review should also be noted on the project's discussion page.

Formal WikiProject review[edit]

A more formal review may be useful for some WikiProjects, such as the method used successfully at the Military History project. The method is summarized below:

  1. Add A-Class=current to the WikiProject banner at the top of the article's talk page, click on the "currently undergoing" link that appears then write up your nomination.
  2. Add your nomination (via transclusion) to the review section of the WikiProject.
  3. Others from the WikiProject review the article.
  4. A coordinator from the project closes the review, and (if successful) the article is tagged and listed as A-Class.