An Academic Experiment with Wikipedia

Interesting move in academia:

Every day, hundreds of articles appear in academic journals and very little of this information is available to the public. Now, RNA Biology has decided to ask every author who submits an article to a newly created section of the journal about families of RNA molecules to also submit a Wikipedia page that summarizes the work. As Nature reports, this is the first time an academic journal has forced its authors to disseminate information this way.

Will this mean another push toward “credibility” for Wikipedia? Let’s hope so … the arguments against using Wikipedia in K-12 schools are becoming increasingly irrelevant.

via Read Write Web

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