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Abstract The Internet–based encyclopædia Wikipedia The Internet–based encyclopædia Wikipedia has grown to become one of the most visited Web sites on the Internet, but critics have questioned the quality of entries. An empirical study of Wikipedia found errors in a 2005 sample of science entries. Biased coverage and lack of sources are among the “Wikipedia risks.” This paper describes a simple assessment of these aspects by examining the outbound links from Wikipedia articles to articles in scientific journals with a comparison against journal statistics from Journal Citation Reports such as impact factors. The results show an increasing use of structured citation markup and good agreement with citation patterns seen in the scientific literature though with a slight tendency to cite articles in high–impact journals such as Nature and Science. These results increase confidence in Wikipedia as a reliable information resource for science in general.formation resource for science in general.
Abstractsub The Internet–based encyclopædia Wikipedia The Internet–based encyclopædia Wikipedia has grown to become one of the most visited Web sites on the Internet, but critics have questioned the quality of entries. An empirical study of Wikipedia found errors in a 2005 sample of science entries. Biased coverage and lack of sources are among the “Wikipedia risks.” This paper describes a simple assessment of these aspects by examining the outbound links from Wikipedia articles to articles in scientific journals with a comparison against journal statistics from Journal Citation Reports such as impact factors. The results show an increasing use of structured citation markup and good agreement with citation patterns seen in the scientific literature though with a slight tendency to cite articles in high–impact journals such as Nature and Science. These results increase confidence in Wikipedia as a reliable information resource for science in general.formation resource for science in general.
Bibtextype article  +
Has author Finn Årup Nielsen +
Has keyword Wikipedia + , Citations + , Information quality +
Has reference A content–driven reputation system for the wikipedia + , Network analysis of wikipedia + , Puppy smoothies: improving the reliability of open, collaborative wikis + , Wikipedia risks + , Internet encyclopaedias go head to head + , Managing information quality in virtual communities of practice + , Assessing the value of cooperation in wikipedia +
Has remote mirror http://firstmonday.org/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/1997/1872  +
Has webcitation mirror 67RwAdgzT  +
Issue 8  +
Language English +
Number of citations by publication 7  +
Number of references by publication 7  +
Peer-reviewed Yes  +
Published in First Monday +
Title Scientific citations in Wikipedia +
Type journal article  +
Volume 12  +
Year 2007 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 23 April 2012 09:56:59  +
Categories Publications without license parameter  + , Publications without DOI parameter  + , Publications without paywall mirror parameter  + , Journal articles  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 3 March 2015 15:30:00  +
DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 6 August 2007  +
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