References in Wikipedia: The Editors’ Perspective

Published in Wiki Workshop at the Web Conference, 2021

Recommended citation: Kaffee, L. A., & Elsahar, H. (2021, April). References in Wikipedia: The Editors’ Perspective. In Companion Proceedings of the Web Conference 2021 (pp. 535-538).

References are an essential part of Wikipedia. Each statement in Wikipedia should be referenced. In this paper, we explore the creation and collection of references for new Wikipedia articles from an editor’s perspective. We map out the workflow of editors when creating a new article, emphasising on how they select references.

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