Transitioning from MS Word documents to digital content
Shifting over to create content that are digital and structured, as well as working on a web platform, may require a different form of cooperation between administrators, editors and content contributors than has been the practice previously. MAGICapp is a collaboration platform, where multiple authors or reviewers can access at the same time and the degree of access is controlled by your guideline administrators or main editors.
A multilayered interface require authors to think through which information should be shown up front, and what can be available with a click. The rationale that underpins a recommendation becomes more explicit and visible, so wording might change from previous documents.
Authors can still get a word document, or pdf, to rapidly go through content and write suggestions, or for use when offline, but the main authoring and content development happens in the web platform.
Authoring and publishing
The platform facilitates the steps in the authoring process, from assessment of your body of evidence (GRADE), through judgements of key factors that underpins your rationale for decision (Evidence to Decision factors) and to the recommendation and its strength. It is not a prerequisite to use or understand the GRADE methodology, but we strongly advice organization to consider it, as GRADE has become a globally widespread standard for assessment of Evidence and strength of recommendations. There are GRADE courses available from GRADE centers, and our team can also assist you in transitioning to, or use of GRADE.
Publishing digital guidelines differ from publishing a word or PDF document, by its opportunities. When you make your guideline public, it is available on our platform, but you can link directly to it from your own site, incorporate content into your products or journal articles, or build your own interface for the content. For all published guidelines there is an automatic PDF made, which can also be used for dissemination. Guideline links will always take users to the most recent versions of your guidelines, so you do not have to worry about downstream product becoming out of date.