Britannica hits back at survey by science journal

2019-03-02 11:06:07

THE clash of the publishing titans continues. Encyclopaedia Britannica has hit back at a study by Nature published in December 2005 claiming that its accuracy is only slightly better than the free online resource Wikipedia. According to the survey, in 42 matching pairs of science entries on topics from Agent Orange to the West Nile virus, Wikipedia made 162 errors, which “comes close” to its competitor’s 123. “Britannica hit back at claims that it is only slightly more accurate than Wikipedia” Britannica angrily disputed the results on its website,