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The Wikipedia is Rated Nearly as Accurate as Encyclopedia Brittanica

12/14/2005
<p>A cover of the journal <em>Nature</em></p>

A cover of the journal Nature

Academics were often critical of articles in the Wikipedia, as the quality of the articles in that encyclopedia varied greatly in quality. However, n December 15, 2005 the journal Nature, published in London, conducted a peer-review comparison of selected science articles in the printed Encyclopedia Britannica, published in Chicago, which contains 65,000 articles by 4,000 contributors, and the online user-edited Wikipedia. The reviewers rated the Wikipedia nearly as accurate as Britannica.

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