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Publishing house
Wikimedia/pedia should create a publishing house to publish first hand scientific papers in all fields as open access.
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created on06:19, 5 February 2017 (UTC)

Project idea[edit]

What is the problem you're trying to solve?[edit]

Easier access to knowledge for everyone.

What is your solution?[edit]

By creating a forum for scientific publications Wikipedia can significantly broaden its scope and mission in making knowledge available for everyone. A key that needs solving is how peer review should work. However, Wikipedia already has one of the worlds finest peer review systems in the world for Wikipedia itself, and with some small modifications it should be possible to adjust that function to operate also as scientific peer review.

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About the idea creator[edit]

Engineer and researcher within physics and microwaves. Wiki gnome.


  • Volunteer as a student, i can help you read some of the scientific papers in my field Pramit57 (talk) 10:00, 5 February 2017 (UTC)


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