How to cite WikiPathways
When referring to the latest website or content, please cite:
Kelder T, van Iersel MP, Hanspers K, Kutmon M, Conklin BR, Evelo C, Pico AR. (2011) WikiPathways: building research communities on biological pathways. NAR doi: 10.1093/nar/gkr1074
When referring to the web services, please cite:
Kelder T, Pico AR, Hanspers K, van Iersel MP, Evelo C, Conklin BR. (2009) Mining Biological Pathways Using WikiPathways Web Services. PLoS ONE 4(7): doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0006447
When referring to the origins of WikiPathways, please cite:
Pico AR, Kelder T, van Iersel MP, Hanspers K, Conklin BR, Evelo C. (2008) WikiPathways: Pathway Editing for the People. PLoS Biol 6(7): doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060184
When using or referencing WikiPathways in general, please cite the main page: http://www.wikipathways.org
When using, referencing or redistributing particular pathways, please cite the pathway: http://www.wikipathways.org/index.php/Pathway:WP254
- When citing the live version of a pathway, attribution to individual contributors is not necessary. WikiPathways will track and display contributions from individual authors and curators to each pathway on each pathway page. So as long as hyperlinks are provided to WikiPathways, the evolving list of contributors will be indirectly referenced.
- However, if you are referencing a specific version of a pathway (even including the current version), then it is important to include a URL of the form: http://www.wikipathways.org/index.php?title=Pathway:WP254&oldid=38946 This approach is useful if you want to maintain a link to a snapshot of the pathway and not have future changes obscure your original points. Use the "oldid" argument in the URL to refer to particular revision ID numbers, which you can find in the History section of each pathway page.
- Also, when referencing a specific version, it is appropriate to list the individual contributors, since future contributors are not an issue. Thus, the reference might look like this:
Salomonis N, Pico A, Hanspers K: SIDS Susceptibility Pathways (Homo sapiens). http://www.wikipathways.org/index.php?title=Pathway:WP706&oldid=45233
For a list of selected publications using or citing WikiPathways, see: HighWire.
For a list of highlighted publications using WikiPathways, see: WikiPathways Publications.