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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Bringing Scientists to Wikipedia

Wikipedia Editors Woo Scientists to Improve Content Quality

The online encyclopedia hosted a conference to enlist the help of scientists and reduce disputes about the quality of entries

Richard Hodson | September 8, 2015

Wikipedia is among the most frequently visited websites in the world, and one of the most popular places to tap into the world’s scientific and medical information. But scientists themselves are generally wary of it, because it can be edited by anyone, regardless of their level of expertise. At a meeting in London last week, the non-profit website’s volunteer editors reached out to scientists to enlist their help and to bridge the gap between the online encyclopaedia and the research community.

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<more at; related links: (How can Wikipedia woo women editors? April 8, 2014) and (Pseudoscientist Rupert Sheldrake Is Not Being Persecuted, And Is Not Like Galileo. November 8, 2013)>

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