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Auto-linking titles with free DOIsEdit

Please see the discussion at Help talk:Citation Style 1#Auto-linking titles with free DOIs. Nemo 13:39, 23 April 2020 (UTC)

Free software license listed at Requested movesEdit

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Merger proposal of WikiProject Open Access into WikiProject OpenEdit

There is significant overlap between WikiProject Open and WikiProject Open Access. In fact, Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Open Access has been redirecting to Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Open (this page) since December 2013.

Combining these two relatively inactive projects would hopefully form a more active project, and would be consistent with how the talk page has been shared between the two projects for the past 6.5 years. As the scope of WikiProject Open Access (open access publishing) is a subset of the scope of WikiProject Open, the most appropriate merge target is WikiProject Open. — Newslinger talk 06:41, 14 May 2020 (UTC)

  • Support. Mbdfar (talk) 04:49, 10 June 2020 (UTC)
  • Merge as Task Force. Given the different levels of scope the WikiProject Open Access and WikiProject Open I don't agree that Open Access should be absorbed by WikiProject Open as that would lead to a loss of resolution of scope, but WikiProject Open Access does seem to be a natural fit to be merged as a Task Force of WikiProject Open. Wolfgang8741 says: If not you, then who? (talk) 22:03, 10 June 2020 (UTC)
    That sounds like a good solution. If there are no objections, I'll proceed with converting WikiProject Open Access into a task force in a week. — Newslinger talk 06:16, 11 June 2020 (UTC)
    WikiProject Open Access has been moved to Wikipedia:WikiProject Open/Open access task force. — Newslinger talk 08:47, 21 June 2020 (UTC)
There is quite a lot of tweaking to do whatever it is - see for instance https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category_talk:WikiProject_Open_articles - inactive - and if open source is going to be a task force it has much better structure for assessment that the current open format - well worth doing something to clean things up... JarrahTree 15:34, 21 June 2020 (UTC)
Yes, there is a lot of cleanup work to be done, and any help would be appreciated! I'll gradually address issues as I find them, but I expect this to be a long-term task. — Newslinger talk 18:44, 21 June 2020 (UTC)
and for whatever intuition I have on the issue - the mix is the wrong way around - I would have done it the other way - for very complicated reasons no need to explain here - but there are so few discussing any of this it is as bizarre as intelligence being absorbed into espionage - but hey this is wikipedia - so be it. JarrahTree 02:25, 22 June 2020 (UTC)

Focus list for OAEdit

Hello. Here is a provisional focus list in Wikidata for the Open Access Task Force. Additions/changes welcome.

-- Oa01 (talk) 10:06, 2 August 2020 (UTC)

Frontiers Media requestEdit

Hello, I have suggested updates to Frontiers Media's list of journals (open access scientific journals) at Talk:Frontiers_Media#List_of_journals. Do any editors at this WikiProject care to vet these potential updates? I do not edit the article myself because I am an employee at Frontiers Media.

Best, JBFrontiers (talk) 09:24, 29 September 2020 (UTC)

Proposal: adding a parameter for references with open content licensesEdit

Here it has been proposed to add an access level to the |doi-access= parameter of citation templates (or to add a new parameter similar to it) for the license of reference:

Help talk:Citation Style 1/Archive 73#About adding libre access level

It could be set by a bot and/or automatic parsing/filling by the citations/Autofill/reFill tool similar to the existing |doi-access=free parameter for everything that's licensed under public domain or CC BY and look like this:

Kawaguchi, Yuko; et al. (26 August 2020). "DNA Damage and Survival Time Course of Deinococcal Cell Pellets During 3 Years of Exposure to Outer Space". Frontiers in Microbiology. 11. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2020.02050. S2CID 221300151.  

It would convey additional useful info about the reference. I'd use these to find study references which have images that I could upload to Wikimedia Commons but there are many other possible use-cases.

(For example this could also be used to find media that could be added or attached to an article or references that could be embedded/attached to the Wikipedia (article) otherwise (like a pdf of the entire reference).)

What do you think?

--Prototyperspective (talk) 23:02, 2 January 2021 (UTC)

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