[Foundation-l] Fwd: for an academic endorsement of wikipedia articles?

Thomas Dalton thomas.dalton at gmail.com
Mon Dec 17 23:23:20 UTC 2007

On 17/12/2007, Dirk Riehle <dirk at riehle.org> wrote:
> > We're not talking about referencing Wikipedia in an academic paper,
> > we're talking about publishing a Wikipedia article in an academic
> > journal.
> That wasn't exactly clear to me from the original request:

Yes, but the email in question wasn't replying to the original
request, it was replying to my email.

> Why would you want to take a Wikipedia article and publish it in a journal?
> Conceivably that could be done in journals focussed on surveys, but
> most rules are stacked against you/WP.
> Personally, I would rather go to the web and take a look at the original myself.
> There may be some value of validating the article through journal
> publication, but honestly, I'm not sure about the value of that. I for
> one haven't read a journal focussed on surveys for a long time. At
> least in computer science, there way too many write-only journals and
> conferences anyway.

I think that's the value Fred was looking for. I don't know how
effective it would be.

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