Improvement Proposal

Hi There!

We're glad you're interested in helping us define the term "Malpublish" more clearly! We're on the lookout for individuals who are eager to contribute their insights and expertise. If you have ideas on how to better define the term "Malpublish," we want to hear from you. Your suggestions are key to crafting a definition that's accurate, easy to understand, and a useful tool for everyone.

Why are we working on this?

Ever since people started publishing, there's been a fair share of not-so-honest practices. Oddly enough, we don't have a go-to word that encapsulates these unethical practices. Much like how the term 'plagiarism' clearly identifies the theft of intellectual property, we need a term that comprehensively and clearly covers the improper ways in which information is presented to the public. That's where "Malpublish" comes in. It's about lifting a flag and giving people the power to spot and fix these issues. Whether you read for fun or publish for a living, knowing and using 'Malpublish' can help us call out and correct what's wrong. Our ultimate goal of crafting this new word is to help the world communicate better. 

The Improvement Proposal Process

The process is all about finding consensus on the definition of "Malpublish" and how we should use it. We want to make sure it makes sense to as many people as possible, from all walks of life. Here's how it works:

Propose Your Idea

Got a definition in mind? Send it our way! Tell us what you think "Malpublish" should mean, why you think that's the right definition, and any examples or sources that back up your idea.

Talk It Over

Once we've got your proposal, we'll share it with the community. Everyone can have a say, whether that's on our forums, social media, or at community get-togethers.

Make It Better

Based on what everyone says, you might want to tweak your definition a bit. That's great! It's all about making it as good as it can be.

Agree Together

When most folks seem happy with the definition and there aren't many objections, we're on the right track. We'll make sure everyone knows how we got there and that the process was fair.

Document It

The final definition, along with a record of how we all worked it out, will be there for everyone to see and use.

Before You Submit a Proposal

Just a couple of things to do before you send in your proposal:

Do Your Homework

Look into how "Malpublish" is currently used and understood. Check out what's already been said or written about it. Talk to others about your ideas and listen to theirs. It's all about getting a mix of views.

Prep Your Proposal

Write down your definition clearly and think about any questions people might have about it.

Check the Rules 

Make sure your proposal fits with our guidelines. It should be clear, backed up by facts, and open to everyone's input.

Be Original

Have a look at what others have proposed to avoid repeating someone else's idea. If you find something similar, maybe you can add to that conversation instead.

Final Once-Over

Give your proposal a final check to make sure it's ready to go and fits with what we're trying to do here.

Platforms for Discussion

Ready to chat about your ideas? Head over to [designated discussion platform] to start shaping your proposal with input from the community. We're excited to work together to define "Malpublish" in a way that helps everyone.

Submission Guidelines

Clarity: Proposals should be clear, concise, and well-articulated to facilitate understanding and discussion.

Evidence-Based: Suggested definitions should be supported with relevant evidence, examples, or references.

Inclusivity: Proposers and participants are encouraged to consider diverse perspectives and be open to constructive feedback.


The success of the Improvement Proposal can be evaluated based on the level of community engagement, the clarity and consensus around the definition of "Malpublish," and the inclusivity and transparency of the process.