10+8 Simple Rules for Editing Wikipedia
As I’ve been an administrator of Wikipedia, it’s really important for me to persuade more and more professionals to edit Wikipedia. A new paper published in PLoS Computational Biology seems to be a very helpful first step for those who are interested in editing biomedical content in the biggest encyclopaedia.
Ten Simple Rules for Editing Wikipedia
- Rule 1: Register an Account
- Rule 2: Learn the Five Pillars
- Rule 3: Be Bold, but Not Reckless
- Rule 4: Know Your Audience
- Rule 5: Do Not Infringe Copyright
- Rule 6: Cite, Cite, Cite
- Rule 7: Avoid Shameless Self-Promotion
- Rule 8: Share Your Expertise, but Don’t Argue from Authority
- Rule 9: Write Neutrally and with Due Weight
- Rule 10: Ask for Help
I have some other tips dedicated to the biomedical entries.
- Focus on the Medical Collaboration of the Month if you cannot choose which entry to work on.
- Defend entries that would be deleted
- There are entries needing expert attention
- Requested articles in medicine
- Expand medical stub entries
- Contribute to the assessment of medical entries
- Work on the most visited Medical Portal
- Find collaborators or other projects on WikiProject Medicine