Research:Scholarly article citations in Wikipedia

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This page documents a research project in progress.
Information may be incomplete and change as the project progresses.
Please contact the project lead before formally citing or reusing results from this page.


In this project, we'll be extracting academic citations from the history of Wikipedia and observing their growing usage over time.

MethodsEdit

To identify and disambiguate scholarly works, we'll look for structured identifiers in wiki content. See mwcites for specifics.[1]

  • PubMed (pmid & pmcid)
  • Digital object identifier (doi)
  • International Standard Book Number (isbn)
  • ArXiv Identifier (arxiv)

SampleEdit

page_id page_title rev_id timestamp type id
1013868 Lost in Translation (novel) 6126865 2004-09-24T13:05:40Z isbn 0385319444
972037 Fireflash 416710586 2011-03-02T09:44:39Z isbn 1576073459
1580650 Plaza Suite 634058414 2014-11-16T09:49:02Z isbn 0297781421
1491136 Coffer 494805514 2012-05-28T17:16:00Z isbn 0471284513
1013899 Valhalla (crater) 268245417 2009-02-03T13:39:07Z doi 10.1016/S0019-1035(02)00048-9
1013899 Valhalla (crater) 220955939 2008-06-22T11:30:41Z doi 10.1016/S0032-0633(00)00050-7
1013899 Valhalla (crater) 268247858 2009-02-03T13:56:51Z doi 10.1029/95JE01855
1215271 For What It's Worth (Buffalo Springfield song) 471591413 2012-01-16T00:26:33Z isbn 9780815412816
1424230 International Sugar Organization 448845255 2011-09-07T00:44:09Z isbn 079238072X

Summary analysisEdit

We'll focus on the Dutch and English Wikipedia, but the same descriptive data can be generated for any other wiki using mvcites. A pre-processed dataset for scholarly citations in English Wikipedia is available.[2]

Citations by typeEdit

Monthly citations by type (enwiki). A normalized monthly count of citations to scholarly works is plotted for English Wikipedia.
Monthly citations by type (nlwiki). A normalized monthly count of citations to scholarly works is plotted for Dutch Wikipedia.

Historical usage of identifiersEdit

Monthly citations by type (enwiki). A monthly count of citations to scholarly works is plotted for English Wikipedia.
Monthly citations by type (nlwiki). A monthly count of citations to scholarly works is plotted for Dutch Wikipedia.

ReferencesEdit