Artículo publicado: «Mapping the backbone of the Humanities through the eyes of Wikipedia» en Journal of Informetrics

Daniel Torres Salinas, Wenceslao Arroyo Machado y yo acabamos de publicar un artículo en Journal of Informetrics titulado «Mapping the backbone of the Humanities through the eyes of Wikipedia» (a través del enlace al artículo se puede descargar gratuitamente durante los próximos 50 días). En él lanzamos una mirada sobre el área de Humanidades a partir de las co-citaciones a artículos científicos generadas en los artículos de Wikipedia. Se trata de la aplicación de un instrumento clásico de la bibliometría a un entorno digital nuevo que persigue dibujar una mirada social sobre el conocimiento científico.

Se trata de un resultado más del proyecto Knowmetrics.

Incluyo la referencia bibliográfica.

Torres-Salinas, D., Romero-Frías, E., & Arroyo-Machado, W. (2019). “Mapping the backbone of the Humanities through the eyes of Wikipedia”. Journal of Informetrics, 13 (3): 793-803. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joi.2019.07.002

Principales resultados

  • We propose a reproducible methodology to map scientific knowledge in Wikipedia.
  • We analyze how scientific knowledge is established in the field of the Humanities.
  • The citation average to Humanities articles in Wikipedia is lower than the general.
  • Of the 25 most cited journals on Wikipedia, none is open access.
  • History is the key specialty that connects with other areas of humanistic knowledge.

Incluyo el resumen del artículo.

The present study aims to establish a valid method by which to apply the co-citation methodology to Wikipedia article references and, subsequently, to map these relationships between scientific papers. This method, originally applied to scientific literature, will be transferred to the digital environment of collective knowledge generation. To this end, a dataset containing Wikipedia references collected from Altmetric and Scopus’ Journal Metrics journals has been used. The articles have been categorized according to the disciplines and specialties established in the All Science Journal Classification (ASJC). They have also been grouped by journal of publication. A set of articles in the Humanities, comprising 25555 Wikipedia articles with 41655 references to 32245 resources, has been selected. Finally, a descriptive statistical study has been conducted and co-citations have been mapped using networks of degree centrality and intermediation.

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