26. September 2019 - 16:30 till 18:30
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Workshop: Science writing on Wikipedia | Venue will be confirmed 2 weeks prior to the event | Thursday, 26. September 2019

Event description
For many scientists, Wikipedia is a good place to look up quick facts and references to proper papers.
It can be more though. As the fifth-most read website on the web, it is a perfect venue for science communication. In science, many pages don't reflect the newest insights yet and editing can help laypeople and journalists keep up with the most recent science.
Furthermore, we all have to do literature reviews as part of our work, why not write it up publicly? Good Wikipedia pages can even be submitted into and published in the WikiJournal of Science, an open access, free-to-publish new journal.
In this workshop we will first have a quick session on how to edit and the culture of the Wikipedia community. In the second part of the workshop, participants will have a personalised assignment, adding some information from their own expertise.
We'll finish the event with pizza, sponsored by the Early Career Research Network.

Date, time and venue
26 September 2019
16:30 - 18:30
The venue will be confirmed 2 weeks prior to the event and will be on Streatham Campus, University of Exeter.

To register your free place on this workshop, please click the 'register' link at the top of the page.