Open Access report
Open Access Week; peer-reviewed OA journal publishes Wikipedia article
A PDF of the journal article, whose text corresponds to this version
of the Wikipedia article.
OA journal publishes Wikipedia article
The article Dengue fever from the English Wikipedia has successfully passed scientific peer review at the open-access journal Open Medicine, which led to an article in the journal, published on October 2 and accompanied by an editorial. While multiple Wikipedia pages have been based largely or even entirely on peer-reviewed publications, this Dengue fever article marks the first time that the information flew in the other direction. A second one is unlikely to follow anytime soon, however, as the journal has since ceased operation.
Open Access Week
The last full week of October is Open Access Week, a week of activities around the globe focusing on Open access to the scholarly literature. Amongst the activities with a Wikimedia component were
Besides, a new version of the Open Access Spectrum (OAS) "HowOpenIsIt?" has been released, and a citation-focused hackathon took place at PLOS, during which an outline has been drafted for how metadata for scholarly articles can be represented at Wikidata.
Open Access Media Importer
The following represents a selection of the ca. 200 files that have been uploaded by the Open Access Media Importer this month, bringing the total to about 17,700. If you can think of wiki pages where these files could be useful, please put them in there or let us know.
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