Submissions are handled by Coordinators for a paper or project. These Coordinators assign an Uploader and a Reviewer to each submission after clicking the "Submit" button when they are logged in.
An email is sent to the designated Uploader with a link which gives the privileges to upload a data submission. Once the Uploader thinks their submission is ready for review, they should click the "Notify Reviewer" button.
An email is then sent to the designated Reviewer with a link which assigns the appropriate privileges. The Reviewer needs to mark each table as having "Passed" review before the Coordinator can "Finalise" the submission from their Dashboard. The entire submission will then be published and made searchable in HEPData.
All current submissions are available for a Coordinator, Reviewer, or Uploader to see in their Dashboard.
See also Section 6 of arXiv:1704.05473 for an overview of the submission process.
Advice for Uploaders
The main documentation for the HEPData YAML submission format is linked below, together with a third-party library that might be useful in preparing your submission. You can also easily obtain the YAML format of any existing HEPData record by clicking “Download All” then “YAML”.
The GitHub repositories linked below provide more details on the submission format and some examples, together with tools to convert from the old HepData input format to the new HEPData YAML format and to validate the HEPData YAML format. These conversion and validation tools are automatically invoked from the web interface when an Uploader uploads their submission files.
The link below gives more documentation on the submission process and also provides some C++ code to convert .txt files to .yaml files.
Advice for Reviewers
The HEPData review system is completely self contained. You can have discussions about each data table and its associated plot, as well as approve or reject a data table directly from the interface, which can be accessed by clicking the speech bubble to the right of each data table (provided review privileges have been granted).
The data tables have interactive plots automatically generated given particular data types, so you can also visually query the data to find mistakes in the table.
After all data tables have passed review, the Reviewer should contact the Coordinator to finalise the record.