Proposal:Academic Peer Review -layer

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  1. Achieve continued growth in readership
  2. Focus on quality content
  3. Increase Participation
  4. Stabilize and improve the infrastructure
  5. Encourage Innovation


I propose an assessment feature, which would result in a new categorization of premium articles similar to GA/Featured. This assessment/review would be done by an identified academic/expert, who in a sense would guarantee the quality of that version of the article.


Stable version of an article would get sent to Academic Peer Review (APR). There it would get a set of comments which would be archived with that version of the article. Even if the article would be developed further, reader could select and read APR-version of that article, if there is one (see also Proposal:Flag Featured article diffs and Proposal:Stable Release Tab). I assume that many would see APR-version as the most reliable one.


Increase participation to WP inside academia, raise the understanding about WP inside academia, raise the academic usefulness and acceptance of WP.

Key Questions

In this case, peer reviewer could not be anonymous. How would this fit current WP? How would these academics be recruited?

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