The distorted mirror of Wikipedia: a quantitative analysis of Wikipedia coverage of academics

@article{Samoilenko2013TheDM,
  title={The distorted mirror of Wikipedia: a quantitative analysis of Wikipedia coverage of academics},
  author={A. Samoilenko and T. Yasseri},
  journal={EPJ Data Science},
  year={2013},
  volume={3},
  pages={1-11}
}
Activity of modern scholarship creates online footprints galore. Along with traditional metrics of research quality, such as citation counts, online images of researchers and institutions increasingly matter in evaluating academic impact, decisions about grant allocation, and promotion. We examined 400 biographical Wikipedia articles on academics from four scientific fields to test if being featured in the world’s largest online encyclopedia is correlated with higher academic notability… Expand

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