As you might know WMF has an Open Access Policy that requires all work that
they fund to be Open Access. A strange consequence of this policy, that
I recently ran into, is that it requires researchers funded by grants to
publish OA -- but without providing any funding to do so. That is, I
recently completed an Individual Engagement Grant (IEG), part of whose
scope was explicitly to write a paper about the work, and when I wrote
to WMF to acquire funds for OA publishing, they confirmed that the paper
was under the OA mandate but indicated that funds were not available to pay
for OA publishing.
Has anyone else use WMF's Open Access Policy? What was your experience?
Make a great day,
Max Klein ‽ http://notconfusing.com/
I've been playing with the RC stream and I was wondering if there is any
place where I can download past data? I've tried looking in the dump
directory (https://dumps.wikimedia.org/) and google but without much luck.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Bruno Miguel Tavares Gonçalves, PhD
I have a question for you regarding pageviews datadumps.
I am considering to study reader engagement for different article topics in
different languages. Because of this, I would like to know if there is any
plan to make available pageviews dumps detailing activity log at session
level per user - in a similar way to editor sessions.
Since this would be for a research project I might ask funding for it, I
would like to know if I could count on that, what is the nature of the
available data, and what would be the procedure to obtain this data and if
there would be any implication because of privacy concerns.
Thank you very much!
Given the conversation about fees for publishing articles about Wikipedia in OA journals, I wanted to call your attention to a new journal we are starting, Wiki Studies http://wikistudies.org/
Wiki Studies is an interdisciplinary, open access, peer-reviewed journal focusing on the intersection of Wikipedia and higher education. We are interested in most all of the same topics hosted on the research listserv and the newsletter, including articles about pedagogical practices, epistemology, bias, mission, and reliability. We will not charge for submission or publication, and will offer open access to readers. We will host on Open Journal Systems.
We are just getting started. We are recruiting editors, and plan to have a presence at the upcoming Wiki Conference North America in San Diego 7-10 October 2016. We hope to publish our first volume in March of 2017, consisting of submissions received by 31 December 2016.
Comments, queries, and suggestions all welcome at cummings(a)olemiss.edu<mailto:email@example.com>
Thanks for the well wishes and enthusiasm for our new journal, Wiki Studies.
To Andrew Krizhanovsky's question on indexing with SCOPUS or WebofScience: we know that indexing will be very important for our authors, and will seek to index wherever feasible. We will start with Google Scholar and investigate others, including WebOfScience and Social Sciences Index.
In general I expect that as with most new journals, our impact factor will start low and climb as we become more established.