How to Improve an Article ?

Last Updated : 03 Apr, 2024

Now, you can help other geeks by improving an existing article on GeeksforGeeks.

Please see the screenshot below of a sample article for your reference:

  • First, click on the menu button present at the top-right corner of each article on GeeksforGeeks.
  • Then click on the “Improve” button embedded in circle.

  • Then click on the “Create Improvement” to improve the article.

After clicking on it, you will get a copy of the same published article where you will be able to edit the content. Please make your improvements there and resubmit it for review. We will approve valid improvement(s). Your Credential (Your Name) for improvement will be added there by the system itself.
Types of Improvements that we are accepting:

  1. Code Addition(C++, Java, Python, and JavaScript): You can add code in different above-mentioned languages for existing approaches. During submission of Code Addition Mention ‘LanguageName’.

    Code Style Guidelines:

    • In the beginning of every program, please write a line to tell the purpose of program:


      // C++ program to illustrate sum of two numbers

    • Please add a code in a way that there shouldn’t be any blank line after comments and one blank line should be present above the comments in the code. For reference please see the code given below:
    • Add the code/comments to the code block in a way that prevents horizontal scrolling. If the code exceeds the width of the display, it should wrap to the next line for readability. Please refer to the image below, where horizontal scrolling is present and should be avoided.
    • Naming conventions must be followed in the code according to the programming language. Please refer to the following links for the naming convention guidelines for the various programming languages:
      1. Naming Convention in C++
      2. Naming Conventions in Java
      3. Naming Conventions in Python
      4. Naming Conventions in JavaScript

    • Variables used in the code, program structure and output should match with the existing code.
    • Please add following comment at the bottom of your code.
      // This code is contributed by your_name 
    • Variable names and output of newly added code (for example Java) should be same as existing code (For example C++).
    • It is strongly recommended to refer general coding guidelines when adding code for any language.
  2. DS/Algo: An alternate option is always helpful, In the same way, you can add new approaches in DS & Algo articles to reduce complexity, or Fix the test cases and correct code if something is going wrong. However, Basic implementation steps Improvements like “Initialize value” in DS/Algo are not acceptable.
  3. Others: Make modifications to the existing article (if necessary) and make additions if you feel it’s suitable.

How to submit improvements?

  1. During submission of Code Addition Mention ‘LanguageName – Code Addition‘ in Reason to Improve box and Select Type – Code Addition and then click on Submit for Review.

  2. During submission of DS/Algo improvement Mention ‘Specific Approach that you have added‘ in Reason to Improve box and Select Type – DS/Algo and then click on Submit for Review.

  3. During submission of modifications to the existing article (if necessary) and also do additions if you feel it’s suitable Mention ‘Modifications/Additions that you have done‘ in Reason to Improve box and Select Type – Other and then click on Submit for Review.


You can get paid for the changes that you have done to an existing article. The payment may vary from INR 50 to INR 100 per improvement, which will be determined on the basis of the type of improvement.
Some prominent terms and conditions are listed below:

  • As mentioned above, the amount paid per improvement will depend upon the type, content, quality of your improvement, and several other factors.
  • The content you write for improvement must be unique and must not be published somewhere else even in your name.
  • In case of any dispute regarding remuneration, the final decision will be at the company’s discretion.
  • Every participant will get INR 50 to 100 for each published improvement according to the types mentioned below:
    • Others – INR 50
    • Code Addition – INR 75
    • DS/Algo – INR 100

Important Guidelines

  • We are currently only accepting C++/Java/Python and JavaScript code additions.
  • Select the correct types of Improvement before submission for faster review.
  • Describe the reason to improve the article properly.
  • We do not pay for improvements made to own published articles.
  • If no changes have been done for 2 days, Improvement will be discarded automatically.
  • Please avoid modifying the title of the original post in any improvement.
  • Only 10 articles can improve at a time
  • While making improvements Please try to improve the issues mentioned in the discuss section.

Not Accepting Improvements

  • Please note that we are currently not accepting space/time complexity, new methods, typos, and Advantage-Disadvantage improvement to the article.
  • Improvements in Interview Experiences, Quiz Posts, Cheat Sheets, and Difference between are not acceptable.
  • We do not accept content generated from AI Tools.
  • In DS/Algo, it is not acceptable to write implementation steps in plain English like “Initialize value of x as 0”

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q-1. How many Improvements I can do?

Ans. You can Improve 10 articles at a time.

Q-2. Can I submit my Improvement which I have published on another platform also?

Ans. No, the article must be unique, and original, and not be published on any other platform.

Q-3. After I submit the Improvement, how much will it take to for publishing that Improvement?

Ans. The process of reviewing and publishing an Improvement generally takes 7 working days.

Please refer to How to add code to existing article (Using Improve Article) for the guidelines of code addition.
If you found any issues or you have any queries and wish to improve an existing article then, you can reach out to us here.

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