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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 scope[edit]

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 lists[edit]

List as a whole[edit]

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 list[edit]

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 list[edit]

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-Class article B  C-Class article C  Start-Class article Start  Stub-Class article Stub  Featured list FL   List  Category page Category  Disambiguation page Disambig   File   Portal   Project   Template   NA   ???  Total
2 5 31 14 1 44 23 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 125
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 12 28 42 28 2 125


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)
WikiProject icon This page 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.
Featured list FL  This page does not require a rating on the quality scale.
 Top  This page has been rated as Top-importance on the importance scale.
This page is supported by the Science Taskforce (marked as Top-importance).

and includes the article in the project.

Requests for article improvement[edit]

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.


User Science task force
Principia Page 1726.jpg This user is a member of the
Science task force
of the Bibliographies WikiProject.

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 participants[edit]

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 tasks[edit]

Top priorities[edit]

  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 cleanup[edit]

No Article alerts at this time.

clean-up listing for Bibliographies/Science_task_forcethe tool's wiki page


Main tool page:
  • Reflinks - Edits bare references - adds title/dates etc. to bare references
  • Checklinks - Edit and repair external links
  • Dab solver - Quickly resolve ambiguous links.
  • Peer reviewer - Provides hints and suggestion to improving articles.