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Wikipedia is significantly amplifying the impact of Open Access publications.

Duede, Eamon (2015) Wikipedia is significantly amplifying the impact of Open Access publications. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (08 Sep 2015). Website.

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Abstract

When you edit Wikipedia to include a claim, you are required to substantiate that edit by referencing a reliable source. According to a recent study, the single biggest predictor of a journal’s appearance in Wikipedia is its impact factor. One of the exciting findings, writes Eamon Duede, is that it appears Wikipedia editors are putting a premium on open access content. When given a choice between journals of similar impact factors, editors are significantly more likely to select the “open access” option.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s) CC BY 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2017 09:19
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2020 23:38
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/70844

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