For these academic journals, Wikipedia isn’t a bug — it’s a feature

Ed Erhart
Ed Erhart
Sep 29, 2018 · 6 min read
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Why a journal? What gave you all the idea to start one?

What benefits, unique or not, does the journal get from using a wiki?

How does the process work when someone submits a paper? Can someone submit a Wikipedia article?

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Outline of the publication process for content that originates from Wikipedia. Photo by Thomas Shafee/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 4.0.

Who are your intended audiences?

How do you see this model’s potential for expanding access to academic content?

What has been the reaction from academia? What do they think of the equitable model (between trained and amateur)?

Anything more to add?


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