One-shots can be added to the site provided they been published in a reputable, professional, Japanese magazine.
They are single, standalone works with a self-contained story. This means that any series with more than one chapter is not a one-shot.
If a published one-shot has a serialization announced, a new entry will be created for the new serialization under the manga format. The two works will be linked through the alternativerelation.
Self-published works are not classed as one-shots. However, if the author is already serialized, self-published works could instead possibly be classed as doujinshi.
Compilations and Anthologies
It is acceptable for both the standalone one-shot and any anthology or collection it is compiled into to be added to the website. These must be linked through the ‘contains’ and 'compilation' relations.
The now-defunct magazine, Pure Yuri Anthology Hirari, which solely published one-shots, released an anthology containing a selection of six of their one-shots:
In the case of retroactively creating standalone entries when the compiled volume already exists in the database, the standalone one-shot must have the date when it was first published, not the date the anthology or collection was published (where applicable).
Anthologies should be have both start and end dates set to the day that the anthology was released, not the dates between oldest and newest one-shots contained within.
Compilations of one-shots should have the Mangaformat.