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Creating an OSF Page

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On this page, WCCFL 40 presenters will find instructions for submitting their abstract and materials. Please let the Organizing Committee know if you have any questions at with subject "OSF".

Getting Started

The WCCFL 40 OSF Meetings page can be found here:

To get started creating your OSF page, please send an email to the following address from the email account you would like used on the OSF. If you do not yet have an OSF account, one will be created for you automatically -- a link to set your password will be emailed to you. If you already have an OSF account, a new project will be created for your account.

Send your email to:

The format of the email should be as follows:

  • Subject: Presentation title
  • Message body: Short version of presentation abstract (1 paragraph)
  • Attachment: De-anonymized abstract (with the file name in the format: LastNameOfFirstAuthor_abstract.pdf)

Please see the sample message below.

sample email

Shortly after sending your email, your presentation page will become available on the WCCFL 40 OSF page.

Editing Your OSF Page

Your OSF page will look like the following image:

image of OSF page

When you log in, you can make changes, such as uploading additional files to your project. The project page has several tabs at the top where you can edit your page (see the green box in the image above).

  • The ‘Files’ tab allows you to add, edit, and delete uploaded files. Please see below for instructions on how to add and delete files.
  • The ‘Contributors’ tab allows you to add collaborators. Please see below for instructions.
  • The ‘Settings’ tab allows you to do things like change the project name, delete your project, and change notification settings.

You can also add tags or keywords to describe your presentation by typing them into the `Tags’ box (the blue box in the image above). Please make sure that your OSF page is set to public (purple box) in order for your OSF page to show up for everyone on the WCCFL 40 Meetings page.

To upload more files, drag the file from where it is stored on your computer and drop it in the area of the `Files’ box. You can also go to the `Files’ tab at the top of the page and do the same. See the image below for an example:

image of adding files

Under the ‘Files’ tab, you can also edit files that you have already added. When you click on a file, you have the option to download, view, delete, check out (make it so other contributors cannot change it), or rename the file. Please see the screenshot below:

image of editing files

If your presentation has multiple collaborators, you can add them to your project through the ‘Contributors’ tab as shown in the image below:

image of adding contributors

If your co-authors have an OSF account, you can search for them to add them. If they do not have an OSF account, you can add them as an unregistered contributor using their email. You can give them access to view and/or edit the project page. You may also want to make sure they are listed as a ‘Bibliographic Contributor’.