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Wikipedia Articles as Literature Review [the Old Academy is Dying]

By Bbenzon @bbenzon

The secret heart of academia is... Wikipedia.
In an experiment, this paper found that a single quality Wikipedia article written by chemistry experts influenced the content of 250 published peer-reviewed academic papers! Articles referenced in Wikipedia also become more cited.

— Ethan Mollick (@emollick) June 5, 2021

Review articles are extremely influential on the direction of scientific research 👇 and while Wikipedia articles are generally less influential, there are more of them, they are more up-to-date, and they are free.

— Ethan Mollick (@emollick) June 5, 2021

H/t Tyler Cowen.

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