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Wikipedia edit-a-thon brings women scientists out of the shadows

The Royal Society organized an edit-a-thon aiming at improving Wikipedia articles about women in science. This event not only corrects the lack of entries for female scientists but more importantly highlights a deeper problem with women and Wikipedia.


  1. Wikipedia entry of the event:
  2. The Guardian's Maev Kennedy provides a brief presentation of the event as it starts:
  3. Also for The Guardian, Rebekah Higgitt discusses the event and its significance in further details. She not only points out to the little visibility given to women scientists but also recalls the small women contribution in Wikipedia:
  4. The edit-a-thon met a great success.
  5. Biographical Memoirs: free to access until November 30. Useful for completing the bios!