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Wikis, OA & academic publishing

9am WA - 11am AEST - 1pm NZ

Wikipedia and its sister-projects comprise one of the world's largest open-access initiatives. Greater involvement by experts, researchers and academics is being encouraged by a variety of Wikipedia-integrated academic publishing models.

Dual-publication of peer-reviewed articles (particularly review articles) creates:

1) a stable, citable, version of record, as well as,

2) a living version integrated into Wikipedia that can be constantly updated. Examples include PLOS, Gene & RNA Biol.

Hear how journals can be built entirely on free to access MediaWiki architecture which is open, designed for collaborative writing, and which allows for OA publishing to be achieved with no article processing fees.

Bridging the Academic-Wikipedia divide improves the scientific accuracy of the encyclopedia, and rewards academics with free, impactful, citable, publications that achieve far greater public reach than they can normally access.

Join our presenters and Wikipedia editors, researcher Thomas Shafee, academic librarian Kate Harbison and the State Library of Queensland's Jacinta Sutton in discussion about how Wikipedia & Open Access go hand in hand.

https://aoasg.org.au/webinar-series-2018/

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