Paper #46

Disciplinary Territories and the Landscape of Wikipedia Research

Tan Tran, GERiiCO Laboratory, University of Lille 3 (France), <>

Keywords: digital culture, Wikipedia, digital publishing, bibliometric analysis


Being a fruit of digital culture, Wikipedia is a kind of model of organization that can offer new capabilities for dispensing and producing knowledge, and promote the emergence of new platforms for knowledge dissemination. In this work, we aim to analyze the worldwide scientific production on Wikipedia research in order to contribute to knowledge and visualization of its main actors. More specifically, this study proposes to: Analyze the presence of the theme Wikipedia in the international scientific literature; Explicate the core journals disseminating the theme; Identify the main sub-themes pertaining to the theme and their co-occurrences in the analyzed literature, through the words present in titles and abstracts of articles.