Enhancing Public Science Literacy—BioOne partners with The Wikipedia Library

BioOne is pleased to announce our partnership with The Wikipedia Library, a project of the Wikimedia Foundation, to offer Wikipedia’s volunteer editing community free access to BioOne Complete. This access provides authoritative references for relevant Wikipedia content that will enhance effective research by those who create and update articles on Wikipedia in the biological, environmental, and ecological sciences. BioOne joins more than 60 other publishing partners that contribute essential peer-reviewed resources to the Wikipedia Library.

Susan Skomal, Ph.D., CEO and President of BioOne, commented, “In this time of global pandemic and the environmental crisis, many concerned citizens will first turn to Wikipedia to understand scientific concepts that affect us all. As communicators of science, we want to ensure the accuracy of this public information. By partnering with Wikipedia, we can help fill in content gaps and better inform a public that is eager to learn more.” 

“The wealth of information offered through this partnership helps give Wikipedia editors the tools they need to do effective research on critical topics,” said Sam Walton, Product Manager at the Wikimedia Foundation. “This helps Wikipedia remain reliable and trustworthy for its millions of monthly readers.”

BioOne Complete features over 200 journals with more than 150,000 articles spanning highly relevant areas of public interest including the effects of climate change, agriculture, basic biology, biodiversity, and conservation.

You can learn more about the Wikipedia Library on their website.

About BioOne

BioOne is an innovative nonprofit collaborative and the leading content aggregator in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences. More than 150 global scientific societies and nonprofit publishing organizations include their journals in BioOne’s flagship product, BioOne Complete, for the benefit of 3,500 accessing institutions and millions of researchers worldwide. Since 2001, BioOne has returned more than $65 million in royalty sharing back to its participants, with a commitment to share research more broadly, equitably, and sustainably.

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