Wikipedia:WikiProject Bibliographies/Science task force

WikiProject Bibliographies
Science task force
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Welcome to the Science task force in WikiProject Bibliographies, a collaboration area and group of editors dedicated to improving Wikipedia's lists of publications in science (formerly known as WikiProject Science pearls). For more information on WikiProjects in general, please see Wikipedia:WikiProject and the Guide to WikiProjects.

Goals and scopeEdit

This task force concentrates on scientific bibliographies. All bibliographies in Category:Lists of publications in science fall within the scope of this project. In addition, a list of articles is provided in lists of important publications in science.

Criteria for listsEdit

List as a wholeEdit

Lists of publications are frequently targeted for deletion on the grounds that they either fail to provide a Neutral point of view (because editors decide which publications are important) or they are the result of original research. Editors must be careful to avoid violating these policies. This is best done by satisfying the main Notability criterion for stand-alone lists: There should be at least one reference that discusses the list topic itself as a subject (as opposed to the individual items on the list). However, not every member of the list needs to be mentioned in that reference.

Inclusion in listEdit

The Manual of Style for Stand-alone lists states that a list should have selection criteria that are unambiguous, objective, and supported by reliable sources. Each entry in the list should state why it meets the selection criteria and provide citations supporting that statement. Any entry not providing citations can be challenged and removed.

The current set of inclusion criteria can be found in this template for the lead section.

Organization of listEdit

Many publications are important only to one part of the subject. The preferred organization for most such lists is to group them by sub-discipline.


The assessment department gives details of our Quality and Importance statistics.

  B   C   Start   Stub   FL   List   Category   Disambig   File   Portal   Project   Template   NA   ??? Total
WikiProject Bibliographies/Science task force  articles by quality     Refresh
WikiProject Bibliographies/Science task force Articles by importance (refresh)
 Top  High  Mid  Low  NA  ??? Total
 13  14  28  45  28 3  131 


See: Wikipedia:Template messages/Lists and Category:Hatnote templates for lists


Place the {{WikiProject Bibliographies}} banner on all talk pages of list articles using the following code:

{{WikiProject Bibliographies|class=|importance=|science=yes |science-importance=}}

which produces output like this:

WikiProject Bibliographies / Science  (Rated FL-class, Top-importance)
This article is within the scope of WikiProject Bibliographies, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Bibliographies on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
  FL  This article has been rated as FL-Class on the quality scale.
 Top  This article has been rated as Top-importance on the importance scale.
This article is supported by the Science Taskforce (marked as Top-importance).

and includes the article in the project.

Requests for article improvementEdit

Below are a couple examples of template code to paste at the top of a list section or list article. Paste the code with the curly brackets. The code is followed by what it displays.


A list of participants can be found at Category:Science task force participants.

To add yourself to the project add the following to your userpage.

[[Category:Science task force participants|{{subst:PAGENAME}}]]

Or, if you wish to use the userbox, add {{User Science task force}} to your user page instead as it includes the above wikicode.

Want to help?Edit

Joining the list of participantsEdit

If you would like to join the task force, you can add the Userbox template to your user page. You can also go to Participants and add yourself to the list of users.

Open tasksEdit

Top prioritiesEdit

  1. To satisfy the requirements for notability of stand-alone lists and stop the frequent attempts to delete these articles, each list should be provided with a few reliable sources that justify its existence as a standalone list. The Source books in Science is one series that will be useful to more than one list.
  2. Clarify the criteria for inclusion in each list and revise the Lead section to reflect the criteria.
  3. Work on List of important publications in computer science. The decision on its AfD was no consensus, so it is still vulnerable.

Recent ...Edit

Article alerts and cleanupEdit

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