2021:Unconference/Wikipedia and academic journals

From Wikimania

Link: Remo virtual building 6 (Floor 1)
Date: Saturday 14-08-2021 15:30 UTC
Presenters: Thomas Shafee & Andrew Leung
Attendance: ~30

This is a 30 minute overview of current projects and initiatives, with a focus on illustrative examples as well as overall statistics. It'll mainly focus on the WikiJournals[1] (which specialise in these formats), but also draw in cases from other journals[2] such as PLOS Comp. Biol.,[3] PLOS Genetics,[4] Open Medicine,[5] Gene,[6] and J. Cheminformatics.

Since we're talking about bridging communities, we'll aim to be accessible to both:

  • academics with no Wikimedia experience
  • Wikimedians with no academic experience

Link: Remo virtual building 6 (Floor 1)
Date A : Saturday 14-08-2021 16:00 UTC (Americas + Europe + Africa)
Date B : Monday 16-08-2021 07:30 UTC (Asia + Pacific)

This is a followup open discussion the the short presentation above looking at a few open questions:

  • What new connections could be made?
  • What are the potential risks and how can they be avoided?
  • How could relevant audiences be better reached?

We've put two timeslots above to try to make it accessible to people from different timezones.

Additional information[edit | edit source]

Article examples:

  • Broad review article that also becomes a Wikipedia page (example)
  • Existing Wikipedia page submitted for peer review (example)
  • Focused review articles that have images or text added to Wikipedia pages (example)
  • Technical reviews that can accompany a Wikipedia page (example)
  • Stand-alone research articles (example)
See also

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Shafee, T (2018-06-01). "The aims and scope of WikiJournal of Science". WikiJournal of Science 1 (1): 1. doi:10.15347/wjs/2018.001.
  2. Shafee, Thomas (2017). "Wikipedia-integrated publishing: a comparison of successful models". Health Inform. 26 (2). doi:10.13140/RG.2.2.27470.77129.
  3. Mietchen, Daniel; Wodak, Shoshana; Wasik, Szymon; Szostak, Natalia; Dessimoz, Christophe (2018-05-31). "Submit a Topic Page to PLOS Computational Biology and Wikipedia". PLOS Computational Biology. 14 (5): e1006137. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1006137. ISSN 1553-7358. PMC 5978877. PMID 29851950.
  4. Ann Luk (2017-04-12). "Continuing to Bridge the Journal-Wikipedia Gap: Introducing Topic Pages for PLOS Genetics". PLOS Biologue. Retrieved 2017-05-31.
  5. Maskalyk, James (2014-10-02). "Modern medicine comes online". Open Medicine. 8 (4): e116–e119. ISSN1911-2092. PMC4242788. PMID25426179
  6. Tsueng, Ginger; Good, Benjamin M.; Ping, Peipei; Golemis, Erica; Hanukoglu, Israel; van Wijnen, Andre J.; Su, Andrew I. (2016-11). "Gene Wiki Reviews—Raising the quality and accessibility of information about the human genome". Gene. 592 (2): 235–238. doi:10.1016/j.gene.2016.04.053. ISSN0378-1119.