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Wikipedia and academic peer review: Wikipedia as a recognised medium for scholarly publication?
Abstract Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to engage in a thought experiment, exploring the use of Wikipedia or similar content-malleable systems for the review and dissemination of academic knowledge. Design/methodology/approach - By looking at other sources, the paper considers the current state of the academic peer-review process, discusses Wikipedia and reflects on dynamic content creation and management applications currently in use in academia. Findings - The traditional peer review process must be updated to match the rapid creation and diffusion of knowledge that characterises the 21st century. The Wikipedia concept is a potential model for more rapid and reliable dissemination of scholarly knowledge. The implications of such a concept would have a dramatic effect on the academic community. Originality/value - This paper promotes a radical idea for changing the methods by which academic knowledge is both constructed and disseminated.edge is both constructed and disseminated.
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Comments The traditional peer review process must be updated to match the rapid creation and diffusion of knowledge that characterises the 21st century. The Wikipedia concept is a potential model for more rapid and reliable dissemination of scholarly knowledge.
Conclusion The traditional peer review process must bThe traditional peer review process must be updated to match the rapid creation and diffusion of knowledge that characterises the 21st century. The Wikipedia concept is a potential model for more rapid and reliable dissemination of scholarly knowledge. The implications of such a concept would have a dramatic effect on the academic community.dramatic effect on the academic community.
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Doi 10.1108/14684520810865994 +
Google scholar url http://scholar.google.com/scholar?ie=UTF-8&q=%22Wikipedia%2Band%2Bacademic%2Bpeer%2Breview%3A%2BWikipedia%2Bas%2Ba%2Brecognised%2Bmedium%2Bfor%2Bscholarly%2Bpublication%3F%22  +
Has author Erik W. Black +
Has domain Education +
Has topic Epistemology +
Issue 3  +
Pages 234-250  +
Peer reviewed Yes  +
Publication type Journal article  +
Published in Online Information Review +
Research design Conceptual  +
Research questions The purpose of this paper is to engage in a thought experiment, exploring the use of Wikipedia or similar content-malleable systems for the review and dissemination of academic knowledge.
Revid 11,083  +
Theories Undetermined
Theory type Analysis  +
Title Wikipedia and academic peer review: Wikipedia as a recognised medium for scholarly publication?
Unit of analysis N/A  +
Url http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?articleid=1711359&show=abstract  +
Volume 33  +
Wikipedia coverage Main topic  +
Wikipedia data extraction N/A  +
Wikipedia language N/A  +
Wikipedia page type N/A  +
Year 2008  +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 15 March 2012 20:34:28  +
Categories Epistemology  + , Education  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 30 January 2014 20:32:49  +
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