The visibility of Wikipedia in scholarly publications


  • Taemin Kim Park Indiana University



Wikipedia, scholarly communication, scholarly publications, authorship


Publications in the Institute of Scientific Information’s (ISI, currently Thomson Reuters) Web of Science (WoS) and Elsevier’s Scopus databases were utilized to collect data about Wikipedia research and citations to Wikipedia. The growth of publications on Wikipedia research, the most active researchers, their associated institutions, academic fields and their geographic distribution are treated in this paper. The impact and influence of Wikipedia were identified, utilizing cited work found in (WoS) and Scopus. Additionally, leading authors, affiliated institutions, countries, academic fields, and publications that frequently cite Wikipedia are identified.

Author Biography

Taemin Kim Park, Indiana University

Taemin Kim Park is a Associate Librarian of Indiana University Libraries/Adjunct Faculty in the School of Library and Information Science at Indiana University.




How to Cite

Park, T. K. (2011). The visibility of Wikipedia in scholarly publications. First Monday, 16(8).