Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Wikipedia & original research

The journal RNA biology is requiring potential authors to create a wikipedia entry about their research as well as submitting a manuscript as normal. It does not appear to be the top of the peer reviewed journal tree, but this is an interesting development. The guidelines to authors is at http://www.landesbioscience.com/

There is a short article about this in the Times Higher: different views are given and there is also an interesting comment pointing out that Wikipedia policy is "no original research" (see here)

Newman, M. (2009) "Journal authors must also post to Wikipedia." Times Higher. 12 January. http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=404956&c=1

Photo by Sheila Webber: Cat, Lille, France, October 2008.

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