Research

  1. How we know what we know: The Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC) helps unlock millions of connections between scholarly research

    The Wikimedia Foundation and more than 60 other organizations and scholarly publishers announce the I4OC initiative, making scholarly citation data freely available for anyone to access and reuse.... Read more

  2. Wikimedia Research Newsletter, January 2017

    Special issue: Wikipedia in education
    With contributions by Piotr Konieczny and Tilman Bayer... Read more

  3. Algorithms and insults: Scaling up our understanding of harassment on Wikipedia

    A research collaboration with the technology incubator Jigsaw is helping us better understand and explore technical solutions to harassment on Wikipedia.... Read more

  4. Wikimedia Research Newsletter, December 2016

    Female Wikipedians aren’t more likely to edit women biographies; Black Lives Matter in Wikipedia
    With contributions by: Piotr Konieczny, Aaron Shaw, Reem Al-Kashif, and Tilman Bayer... Read more

  5. Wikimedia Research Newsletter, November 2016

    Privacy risks as perceived by Tor users and Wikipedians, and other recent research.... Read more

  6. Wikimedia Research Newsletter, October 2016

    Why women edit less, and where they are overrepresented; article importance and quality; predicting elections from Wikipedia
    With contributions by: Giuseppe Profiti, Tilman Bayer, Morten Warncke-Wang, Jonathan Morgan, and Zareen Farooqui... Read more

  7. New dataset shows fifteen years of Wikipedia’s quality trends

    Looking to study how Wikipedia articles have improved over time? We’ve generated a dataset that tracks the quality of articles at monthly intervals over the entire 15-year history of Wikipedia across multiple languages—that’s 670 million assessments!... Read more

  8. Wikimedia Research Newsletter, September 2016

    Wikipedia Dispute Index a mixed bag; how motivations differ among contributor roles
    With contributions by: Piotr Konieczny, Morten Warncke-Wang and Tilman Bayer... Read more

  9. People all over the world have yet to discover Wikipedia. We went to them to find out why.

    We went to India, Nigeria, and Mexico to reach the young, mobile, and search-dependent, and found that Wikipedia brand recognition and awareness were less than 50% of surveyed participants in all three countries. In India and Nigeria, over 75% of participants said they had never heard of Wikipedia.... Read more

  10. Wikimedia Research Newsletter, August 2016

    AI-generated articles and research ethics; anonymous edits and vandalism fighting ethics
    With contributions by: Denny Vrandečić and Tilman Bayer... Read more