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All are welcome. We won't abuse your private information and email address and we make an effort to ensure the contribution environment at Citizendium is both professional and free from personal animus.

Please use your actual name for your account. If your full name is Joseph A. Q. Smith, you may register as Joseph Smith, Joe Smith or J.A.Q. Smith, whichever name you most commonly use, and which we can verify, but you may NOT register as e.g. just Joseph or just Smithy. Your Username can be modified once you are registered, but we very seldom do so, and prefer that you register correctly in the first place.

After submitting this form, an administrator will review your information and likely reply within 72 hours (often much less). When your account is set up, you'll receive an e-mail to enable you to log in at Special:Userlogin.

To learn more about Citizendium, please see the Citizendium Charter and the differences between Citizendium authors and editors. Initially, you will be an author (and may request later to become an editor if you feel qualified--we recommend working first for a period as an author to become familiar with the environment). Please also read our privacy policy.

If there is any problem submitting your account request, email the Constabulary at constables@citizendium.org. Be sure to check your spam folder if you don't get a mail confirming your e-mail address!

User account

About your user account:

  • If you have a non-free email address that bears your name, please use it; e.g., university or work address. You can change it to your personal email address later.
  • If you use a free e-mail address (e.g., Gmail or Yahoo), you must include some other information that helps us to confirm your identity, e.g. links to credible webpages listing your (free) e-mail address. For further ideas, see the Other Information box below.
  • Your email address will be sent a confirmation message once this request is submitted. You must respond by clicking on the confirmation link provided by the email. Also, your password will be emailed to you when your account is created, along with login information.
Username:(same as your full name, below)
Position (select ''author'' for now):
Main areas of interest

Each entry below corresponds to a workgroup project where people with such interest can coordinate their efforts. You don't have to click anything here. Click on the question mark next to each topic to view the corresponding workgroup.

  • Select the topic areas in which you are likely to do significant work:
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Personal information
  • About your full name: The name on your driver's license or other identity document. First name (given name) and last name (family name). Use normal capitalization, punctuation, and spaces, e.g., John A. Doe. You may use middle names, initials or a common form of your first or middle names if you wish.
    • No pseudonyms: if you want to apply for a pseudonym, do not use this form. Instead, send your information to personnel@citizendium.org, addressed to the Chief Constable, explaining the reasons for your request. We grant pseudonyms only for very rare and exceptional reasons.
  • About biographies: Authors are required to provide only a statement about their personal interests and education, preferably a few hundred words, and not fewer than 50.
    • Please note: your biography must demonstrate that you possess high proficiency in English.
  • Are you under 18? Particularly if you are under 16, do not include any personal identifying information about yourself, such as your age, where you live, or what school you attend. But you should still give some general information about your interests and education level.
    • You must be at least 13 years old to participate.

Please also provide a short description of your background and interests relevant to the project. This information is to be displayed on your public user page once your account has been created. You will be able to modify it then. Use minimal wikimarkup, if any, and avoid HTML. Please understand that we currently only accept applications in English.

It may also be helpful for others to get to know you if you add here some words about existing Citizendium articles that you liked or disliked (please give the reason), or about articles you intend to start or to otherwise work on. Of course, you can add or modify this information later.

The application form is configured such that there must be a minimum of 50 words in this biography section in order for your application to be sent to Citizendium for consideration; otherwise, we will not even know that you are applying for membership.

Personal biography:

Other information

These are additional, private notes, and will not appear on your user page.

Important!! For authors and editors, these notes help constables confirm your identity. It's much better if you use a non-free (work or school) e-mail address above. You can change the address on file later. If you use a free e-mail address (e.g., gmail or yahoo), you must include some other information that helps us to confirm your identity. This could include links to credible webpages listing your (free) e-mail address, names of persons that we can look up online to aid in confirming your identity, current members you know, etc. You could even scan and upload a copy of an ID card (but we might still need to connect your ID to your e-mail address). You can also use this space to say anything, privately, to the constable who reviews your account request.

For editors, also, please upload or link to a CV. An Editorial Personnel Administrator will review your submitted materials in view of your editorship application.

Resume or CV (editors only; editors may instead link, below, to an online CV):

Additional notes:

List of websites that help confirm your identity (one per line, please):

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