Scientific citations in Wikipedia

  title={Scientific citations in Wikipedia},
  author={Finn {\AA}rup Nielsen},
  journal={First Monday},
The Internet-based encyclopædia Wikipedia has grown to become one of the most visited web-sites on the Internet. However, critics have questioned the quality of entries, and an empirical study has shown Wikipedia to contain errors in a 2005 sample of science entries. Biased coverage and lack of sources are among the “Wikipedia risks”. The present work describes a simple assessment of these aspects by examining the outbound links from Wikipedia articles to articles in scientific journals with a… CONTINUE READING