Ten simple rules for editing Wikipedia

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Ten simple rules for editing Wikipedia
Authors: Darren W. Logan, Massimo Sandal, Paul P. Gardner, Magnus Manske, Alex Bateman
Citation: PLoS Computational Biology 6 (9): e1000941. 2010
Database(s): PubMed (PMID/20941386)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000941.
PMCID:2947980
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Ten simple rules for editing Wikipedia suggests rules for researchers when editing Wikipedia.

The rules are

  1. Register an Account
  2. Learn the Five Pillars (encyclopedia, "NPOV", free content, respectful interaction, no firm rules)
  3. Be bold, but not reckless
  4. Know your audience
  5. Do not infringe copyright
  6. Cite, cite, cite
  7. Avoid shameless self-promotion
  8. Share your expertise, but don't argue from authority
  9. Write neutrally and with due weight
  10. Ask for help

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