A comparison of title words for journal articles and Wikipedia pages: Coverage and stylistic differences?

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/621136
Title:
A comparison of title words for journal articles and Wikipedia pages: Coverage and stylistic differences?
Authors:
Thelwall, Mike ( 0000-0001-6065-205X ) ; Sud, Pardeep
Abstract:
This article assesses whether there are gaps in Wikipedia’s coverage of academic information and whether there are non-obvious stylistic differences from academic journal articles that Wikipedia users and editors should be aware of. For this, it analyses terms in the titles of journal articles that are absent from all English Wikipedia page titles for each of 27 Scopus subject categories. The results show that English Wikipedia has lower coverage of issues of interest to non-English nations and there are gaps probably caused by a lack of willing subject specialist editors in some areas. There were also stylistic disciplinary differences in the results, with some fields using synonyms of “analysing” that were ignored in Wikipedia, and others using the present tense in titles to emphasise research outcomes. Since Wikipedia is broadly effective at covering academic research topics from all disciplines, it might be relied upon by non-specialists. Specialists should therefore check for coverage gaps within their areas for useful topics and librarians should caution users that important topics may be missing.
Citation:
A comparison of title words for journal articles and Wikipedia pages: Coverage and stylistic differences? 2018, 27 (1):49 El Profesional de la Información
Publisher:
La Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología (FECYT)
Journal:
El Profesional de la Información
Issue Date:
12-Feb-2018
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/621136
DOI:
10.3145/epi.2018.ene.05
Additional Links:
https://recyt.fecyt.es/index.php/EPI/article/view/epi.2018.ene.05
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1699-2407; 1386-6710
Appears in Collections:
Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group

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dc.contributor.authorThelwall, Mikeen
dc.contributor.authorSud, Pardeepen
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-26T12:05:23Z-
dc.date.available2018-02-26T12:05:23Z-
dc.date.issued2018-02-12-
dc.identifier.citationA comparison of title words for journal articles and Wikipedia pages: Coverage and stylistic differences? 2018, 27 (1):49 El Profesional de la Informaciónen
dc.identifier.issn1699-2407-
dc.identifier.issn1386-6710-
dc.identifier.doi10.3145/epi.2018.ene.05-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/621136-
dc.description.abstractThis article assesses whether there are gaps in Wikipedia’s coverage of academic information and whether there are non-obvious stylistic differences from academic journal articles that Wikipedia users and editors should be aware of. For this, it analyses terms in the titles of journal articles that are absent from all English Wikipedia page titles for each of 27 Scopus subject categories. The results show that English Wikipedia has lower coverage of issues of interest to non-English nations and there are gaps probably caused by a lack of willing subject specialist editors in some areas. There were also stylistic disciplinary differences in the results, with some fields using synonyms of “analysing” that were ignored in Wikipedia, and others using the present tense in titles to emphasise research outcomes. Since Wikipedia is broadly effective at covering academic research topics from all disciplines, it might be relied upon by non-specialists. Specialists should therefore check for coverage gaps within their areas for useful topics and librarians should caution users that important topics may be missing.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLa Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología (FECYT)en
dc.relation.urlhttps://recyt.fecyt.es/index.php/EPI/article/view/epi.2018.ene.05en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to El Profesional de la Informaciónen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectWikipediaen
dc.subjectscholarly informationen
dc.titleA comparison of title words for journal articles and Wikipedia pages: Coverage and stylistic differences?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalEl Profesional de la Informaciónen
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