There are four phases to the STARS Program.
(1) Candidates: GHN participants may suggest achievements they believe are worthy of STARS status.
BUTTON: 'IEEE STARS Candidates'
(2) Proposals: A GHN participant may propose to create a single STARS article from one or more candidates or from part of a candidate.
BUTTON: 'IEEE STARS Proposals'
(3) Articles Under Review: A submitted article appears, in near final form, on the GHN for at least four weeks before it is approved for STARS status.
BUTTON: 'IEEE STARS Articles Under Review'
(4) IEEE STARS: Approved articles are displayed as STARS on the GHN STARS portal.