The concept is to couple the rigour of academic peer review with the extreme reach of the wiki ecosystem. This improves the accuracy of the encyclopedia and its sister projects, and rewards authors with citable, indexed publications. Authors are treated the same whether they are professors or students, with a focus on the article’s accuracy and referencing.
Peer reviews are public (example) and 75% of reviewers agree to have their identities open.
Article formats are flexible and have included:
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- 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)
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