Scientific citations in Wikipedia

  title={Scientific citations in Wikipedia},
  author={Finn {\AA}rup Nielsen},
  journal={First Monday},
  • F. Nielsen
  • Published 2007
  • Sociology, Computer Science
  • First Monday
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