Welcome to WikiProject Volcanoes on the English Wikipedia! We are a group of editors dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of topics related to volcanoes, volcanologists, and volcanics.

See the Assessment section for an estimate of the current number of Wikipedia articles within the project's scope.

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A list of members of this project can be found at Wikipedia:WikiProject Volcanoes/Members. If you wish to join the WikiProject, feel free to go there and follow the instructions to add your name to the list.

If you see a user who has made significant contributions to volcanic articles, but is not a member, you can invite them into the project using the template ((subst:Wikipedia:WikiProject Volcanoes/Members/Enlist)). This is a template specially designed to garner new members! New members can be greeted using ((subst:Wikipedia:WikiProject Volcanoes/Members/Welcome)).

The project has its own Barnstar as well, for awarding hardworking contributors to the project. You can award someone (preferably not yourself, though) the barnstar using ((subst:Template:Volcanoes Barnstar))

And, of course, we have our own userbox—see ((User WikiProject Volcanoes))


The root category for this WikiProject is Category:Volcanology. The major category, Category:Volcanoes, should be reserved for articles about types of volcanoes and volcanic features, while specific individual volcanoes and volcanic belts / fields / regions / zones should be listed in the appropriate subcategories.

If an article about a volcano is added to the project, please ensure that it has the correct country-specific, region-specific, or ocean-specific volcano category, e.g. Category:Volcanoes of the United States, Category:Volcanoes of Mars, Category:Volcanoes of the Atlantic Ocean. Also consider adding a link to the article in the appropriate list article, such as List of volcanoes in New Zealand, List of extraterrestrial volcanoes, etc. (see Category:Lists of volcanoes for current choices). Also, please ensure that it has the correct volcanic type categories (one or more, in some cases).


In order to easily identify articles in need of attention, article assessments have been implemented. These are generated using the class and importance parameters in the project banner template on an article's talk page:

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The statistics at right are updated daily (or every other day) by an automated bot. See the subpage Wikipedia:WikiProject Volcanoes/Assessment for details.

The most critical articles to attend to are those marked with "Top" importance, but only "Start" or "Stub" class. The most important such article is Volcanology, which is one of the two flagship articles of this WikiProject (along with Volcano).

In general, "B" class articles which are "Mid" importance or higher should be polished up and nominated as good articles.


Project watchlist[edit]

Using the bot-generated assessment logs, it is possible to generate a watchlist which includes all articles within the project's scope. All of the logs have been combined into a single large file with all dates unlinked, so that the following link provides a single unified watchlist which should include all talk pages which have ((WikiProject Volcanoes)) tags, along with their corresponding articles:

It is also quite simple to generate a watchlist which includes only the talk pages:

Article alerts[edit]

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Featured article candidates

Good article nominees

Peer reviews

Articles to be split

Popular pages[edit]

See Wikipedia:WikiProject_Volcanoes/Popular pages for a list of the most popular articles in this WikiProject (updated monthly).


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