|Status of the proposal|
|Status||closed (see here how to re-open it)|
|Reason||No awnser since 2014|
Many encyclopedic topics or facts are actually lacking valid references, which Wikipedia suffers from. There is thus need for a journal which would publish articles on unaddressed topics.
Typically, this would concern what would be called original research on Wikipedia, but would not need actual research ; thus the articles wouldn't be considered as primary sources. However one can also consider such more complex topics which would require actual research, and publish them as primary sources in a different section of the project, hoping they would be picked up elsewhere.
The process would be the following :
- A topic or fact is not properly sourced on Wikipedia.
- Wikipedia contributors or readers file a request on this project for this topic or fact to be addressed.
- The project contributors contact researchers or experts in this field, who can redirect them to more expert people.
- The expert writes an article addressing the issue.
- The article is published (it may be peer-reviewed before).
- The initial topic or fact can now be properly sourced.
Many encyclopedic topics or facts are lacking valid references. Thus on Wikipedia they are either left unreferenced, which has a bad impact on its reliability, or simply removed, which impacts its completeness.
Maybe the name of a "knowledge fountain" on some mythology if it exists. Otherwise, whichever clever idea anyone comes with.
Not another project : this proposal is also advertised on this page.