Bridging the Journal-Wikipedia gap | The Official PLoS Blog

In March 2012, PLoS Computational Biology took what we hope will be a first step in a new level of interaction between publishers, researchers and the public. “Topic Pages” are a new article type, written in the style of a Wikipedia article. The page, which should fill a gap in Wikipedia’s computational biology content, is peer reviewed. Once accepted, a version of record is published in PLoS Computational Biology, with the text being uploaded to Wikipedia very soon afterwards to undergo the usual updates and edits of articles on the site. In the following guest post, our Topic Pages Editor, Daniel Mietchen, explains the motivations and hopes for this experiment.