Talk:Should we merge all WikiJournals into one?

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To answer the question, no, IMO. (= Michael Ten (discusscontribs) 07:59, 14 February 2017 (UTC)

@Michael Ten: And what is your opinion based on, if I may ask? --Sophivorus (discusscontribs) 11:20, 14 February 2017 (UTC)
@Sophivorus: I hope this site is around for a long time and grows into a humongous community of people that want to learn, teach, and research. If this site is around for a long time and grows significantly, merging all journals into one seems like a bad idea since it would put too many constraints in place. Michael Ten (discusscontribs) 04:00, 16 February 2017 (UTC)
@Michael Ten: I added your argument to the debate, and posted an objection asking for clarification. I hope you respond! --Sophivorus (discusscontribs) 20:22, 16 February 2017 (UTC)

There are interesting arguments both for and against, but my own stance is to keep them separate, since I am particularly interested in medicine, and there is the WikiJournal Council to deal with matters relating to all journals. Mikael Häggström (discusscontribs) 20:07, 8 July 2018 (UTC)

  • Keep Separate. 1) Most peer-reviewed journals outside Wikiversity are niche publications, that are specialised to a particular field, 2) As Wikiversity grows we'll need separate journals for separate areas of study. --Luke Isham (discusscontribs) 13:16, 11 July 2018 (UTC)
  • keep separate for a variety of reasons, I would think each journal wants its own space, putting them together creates an unneeded 'mix'--Ozzie10aaaa (discusscontribs) 23:49, 20 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Keep separate. I think that the current number is reasonable good balance for the number of contributors. A certain level of specialism is beneficial for attracting authors and not over-burdening editors with emails. In reality if the journals were merged into one, with editorial sub-boards for topics, the difference would be largely cosmetic without changing the overall function. In the same way WikiJSci will likely form sub-boards for biology, chemistry, physics mathematics etc if there are sufficient submissions and editors to warrant it. I think the main benefit for merging all into one would be merging metrics in order to reach application milestones for SCOPUS, Pubmed, WoS applications etc earlier, but I don't think that it would move forward thte timeline more than putting that same effort into inviting submissions. T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 03:15, 21 July 2018 (UTC)