Extension Publishing

    Publishing Process

    New Extension publications will be published as HTML web pages and optimized for mobile and search. All HTML web pages can be printed and saved as PDFs. If a document must be formatted as a PDF, please submit a design request through the Extension project request form after the peer review process.

    Below are the steps for the Extension HTML publishing process:

    Step 1 - Content Review

    All content must be research-based, unbiased and without advocacy.

    Choose a peer review path:

    • Peer review not necessary (content is informational or has already been peer reviewed)
    • FastTrack (blind peer review)
    • Programmatic area review (based on department standards)

    Step 2 - Content Editing, Plagiarism Check, and Photo Verification

    Author submits MS Word file via the Extension project request form. If not using the Extension photo gallery, include a list of sources for photos and document permission to use them. (Consider referencing this MS Word style guide for the document.)

     

    Step 3 - Posting Content to the Web

    The final version of the document will be emailed to the author and the website editor of the website requested in the Extension project request form (in step 2 above) for posting online.

    Step 4 - Content Optimization

    After content is posted to the website, the digital marketing team will optimize it for search engine optimization by adding keywords, tags, and links to related content.

     

    Step 5 - Edit or Provide Feedback on Posted Content

    Click here to make an edit or provide feedback for content that is already online.

    Step 6 - Accessing Web Analytics

    Click here to request publication analytics.

    Responsibilities:

    Administration Faculty Website Editor
    • Steward publications submitted via FastTrack
    • Set up new websites
    • Train website editors to post content
    • Set up and train on Google Analytics for each website
    • Review publications submitted via FastTrack.
    • Provide content for web pages
    • Access Google Analytics and run reports
    • Post content to assigned websites
    • Edit existing website content
    • Follow best practices for web design

    If you have questions about Extension HTML publishing, please contact:

    Cody Penman

    Agriculture & Natural Resources Extension Program Coordinator
    435-919-1399 ext. 1339
    cody.penman@usu.edu

    Ashley Hopkins

    Home & Community Extension Program Coordinator
    ashley.hopkins@usu.edu

    Mike Whitesides

    Director of Marketing
    mike.whitesides@usu.edu