Our research team has posted an updated version of our Wikipedia
literature review at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2021326. The previous
version was quite rough, so we never announced it on this list,
though the Wikimedia Research Newsletter did pick it up. This
version is much better polished and more complete. We would
appreciate your looking at the paper and giving us feedback. Here
are some key features of this updated version of our review:
* It is very long (around 500 references), so we recommend that you
follow the table of contents and only read the sections that cover
topics that actually interest you.
* We include a review of reviews, where we comment on all literature
reviews of Wikipedia that we know of. Please let us know if we
* We explain our search and inclusion criteria in detail. We
couldn't include everything, but we would appreciate comments.
* We describe and explain the WikiLit website in detail
* We explain with an example how to use the website to support your
own literature reviews in searching for studies on Wikipedia.
* We include an extensive list of all Wikipedia-related researcher
resources that we know of. Please suggest anything that we're
We are still very actively compiling and cleaning the data on our
WikiLit website (http://wikilit.referata.com). We thank everyone who
has already contributed to the site, and ask others to please take a
look at it:
* In particular, please at least look at your own papers and make
sure that what we have recorded is accurate.
* If we've missed any of your papers, please add them! ("Add
publication" on the left menu.)
* The answer to the challenge question for anonymous contributors is
* Please create an account to skip the challenge question and so
that we can acknowledge you in our paper.
Our next major step will be to do various quantitative analyses
based on the website data (e.g. what research methodologies do
studies of Wikipedia reliability normally use; what kind of
Wikipedia data do studies of participation employ; etc.). Please
suggest any such kinds of analyses you might like to see.
For the WikiLit project team: Arto Lanamäki, Mohamad Mehdi,
Mostafa Mesgari, Finn Årup Nielsen, Chitu Okoli