Talk:WikiJournal User Group/Editors

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This is a page to discuss the proposed current applications to join the editorial board or as an associate editor of a journal in the WikiJournal User Group.

To submit an application, or view an archive of all precious applications, see the individual journal pages at:
WikiJMed, WikiJSci, and WikiJHum.

As per the journal bylaws, an editorial board member or associate editor is elected after a majority vote, counting after 7 days of voting, by the following electorate:

  • Current editorial board members.
  • Peer reviewers who have completed at least one peer review of WikiJournal User Group.
  • Editors with at least 30 edits to WikiJournal User Group pages.
  • Not an individual voting for herself/himself.

After fulfillment of the above, any current editorial board member can execute the acceptance, by copy-pasting {{subst:WikiJournal accepted board member}} or {{subst:WikiJournal accepted associate editor}} underneath the votes.

WikiJournal of Medicine editorial applications


Associate editor application of Bello Naim[edit source]

Bello Naim Diploma/IHD expected 2022
Areas of expertise: software engineering/ printing technology

Relevant experience:

Professional - historical research
Publishing - editor/printer
Open - Hausa Wikimedia user group

I confirm that I will act in accordance with the policies of the WikiJournal of Medicine. Bello Na'im (discusscontribs) 22:47, 2 April 2021 (UTC)

  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose For now. It's unclear what experience listed above is medically related. Is editor/printer experience with a newspaper, journal or magazine? Online or paper? What does IHD stand for? What area of historical research? T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 11:33, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I concur -- I can't gauge degree of experience with scholarly publication from the application materials. I wonder if the person intended to apply for the Wiki Journal of Humanities? That appears like it would be a better potential match for the content area and skills, although it still would be helpful to have documentation of prior experience with peer review and scholarly publication. Eyoungstrom (discusscontribs) 12:45, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose given your professional background, consider applying to another WikiJournal with a more elaborate description of your professional expertise. --Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 17:40, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Eyoungstrom comment --Alaa :)..! 18:29, 18 April 2021 (UTC)


WikiJournal of Science editorial applications


Editorial board application of Fernando Pinheiro Andutta[edit source]

Fernando Pinheiro Andutta DSc PhD MSc BSc (website)
Areas of expertise: small scale processes in physical oceanography

Relevant experience:

Professional - lecturing, fieldwork, research, coding, data management
Publishing - reviewer for various journals in the field of oceanography
Open - Founder of https://wikiletters.org

I confirm that I will act in accordance with the policies of the WikiJournal of Science. 49.182.51.145 (discuss) 23:03, 2 November 2020 (UTC)

  • Comment: The experience looks thin, even for associate editor. Wikiletters looks like a prototype that may or may not take off: an aspiration, not an achievement. Sylvain Ribault (discusscontribs) 07:20, 3 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Welcome aboard! Having an editor with expertise in continental shelf oceanography (small scale) would be great! Have you an interest in editing and contributing to articles on Wikipedia regarding various continental shelves large and small? --Marshallsumter (discusscontribs) 23:19, 4 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I think more information would be useful on this. Could you summarise the aims and achievements so for of wikiletters? Your works as listed by Google Scholar look interesting. Are your teaching activities in the same topics? What languages do you code in? T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 11:30, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

Editorial board application of Roger M. Rosewall[edit source]

Roger M. Rosewall Doctor of Engineering (D.Eng.) (website)
Areas of expertise: Systems Engineering

Relevant experience:

Professional - 30+ years professional employment
Publishing - Reviewer for International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)
Open - Currently using MediaWiki to collaborate on a Raytheon project

I confirm that I will act in accordance with the policies of the WikiJournal of Science. Rosewall2020 (discusscontribs) 15:51, 6 January 2021 (UTC)

Additional note: "My systems engineering experience is fairly broad, but I claim particular domain expertise in defense, intelligence, and homeland security." - Roger M. Rosewall by email
Additional note: "As a volunteer organization, INCOSE depends on the time and effort graciously contributed by individuals like yourself, supported by your organization, to make its programs a success. Through this leadership, we develop and share information that improves the practice of systems engineering by member individuals and their companies. Again, thank you for your time and commitment to INCOSE and the Systems Engineering community." - Excerpt from thankyou letter forwarded by Roger M. Rosewall by email
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support We occasionally get submissions using applied systems that may need your expertise and review. I hope you would be willing to do this. When you write "using MediaWiki to collaborate on a Raytheon project" I assume you mean the Raytheon DOMino program. Have you uploaded a copy of MediaWiki for this use or are you using the WMF projects? Have you considered contributing to the various Wikipedia articles on Systems Engineering? --Marshallsumter (discusscontribs) 02:29, 5 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Certainly we could do with some more engineering knowledge on board and appreciate that professional engineering generates different outputs than academic engineering. Some more information would be useful though, e.g.: What does being a reviewer for INCOSE entail? Do you maintain a broad systems engineering knowledge or are you specialised in a particular aspect? T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 11:37, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

Editorial board application of Michel BAKNI[edit source]

Michel BAKNI Ph.D.
Areas of expertise: Electronics & Computer science

Relevant experience:

Professional - research, teaching
Publishing - Author for books:
Open - I am currently an Admin on Arabic Wikipedia, with more than 60K edits on Wikimedia wikis (see CentralAuth). Member of Wikimedians of the Levant user group.

I confirm that I will act in accordance with the policies of the WikiJournal of Science. Michel Bakni (discusscontribs) 15:38, 4 April 2021 (UTC)

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Most of your experience appears to be with Wireless Sensor Networks which would be great to have available! If there are Wikipedia articles that you believe could benefit from being reviewed for the WikiJournal of Science, I hope you will consider suggesting submittal to their contributors. --Marshallsumter (discusscontribs) 02:55, 5 April 2021 (UTC)
  • FYI: @Evolution and evolvability: (Editor-in-Chief) --Alaa :)..! 12:02, 14 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I think that it would be ideal to have some more information. E.g. for teaching, how long & what topics. Are you still involved in research since your phd? For research, is there anything in addition your the items listed on ORCID that people should be aware of? (also, thank you to علاء for pinging me). T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 11:41, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
    • Symbol support vote.svg Support Thank you for the updated details on the application. That seems to be highly useful mix of academic and technical work and an expertise range that complements the current board's topics well. Wikimedia admin experience is, or course, always a valuable skillset to have bon board as well. T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 11:05, 25 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Your experience on Wireless Sensor Networks is interesting and would be very welcome in the team. I agree with Thomas Shafee that it would be nice to have some more information about your research; and if possible a website link. Chiswick Chap (discusscontribs) 07:49, 19 April 2021 (UTC)


WikiJournal of Humanities editorial applications


Editorial board application of Amelia Buttress[edit source]

Amelia Buttress PhD, MA (website)
Areas of expertise: public health, mental health, social epidemiology; poverty and health; social inequities; cultural studies; history of public health; media and communications theory

Relevant experience:

Professional - My work draws from interdisciplinary perspectives and uses historical, qualitative and quantitative methods to understand and address the social and structural context of health behavior, with particular emphasis on issues related to ideology, culture, political economy, health disparities, and the mental and the behavioral health of children. I have directed a national collaborative of child psychiatrist access programs and work with clinics to implement social and behavioral care for children in primary care. I have a specific interest in the advancement of public health education and citizen training, especially using new and digital media technology.
Publishing - Following the publication of my first peer reviewed journal article, I decided I would never again write for a peer reviewed journal. Transferring ownership to a remote address where the results of my learning would be hidden behind a paywall in a style and context that isn't accessible to most isn't what motivated me to enter the professional field of public health. Following that instructive experience, I turned to the development of websites and other interactive technologies to explore the complex relationships between form, content, learning, and teaching.
Open - Before entering the field of public health, I gained open experience in multiple settings. As a program manager for a human rights organization, I contributed to the design and implementation of a web forum for information, advocacy and change in the promotion of women's human rights around the world. During my master's studies in Philosophy, Media, and Communication Studies at the European Graduate School, I helped to cultivate and moderate online learning seminars as well as local and regional networking opportunities among an international student body. In public health, I have designed and developed online training and educational platforms to support patient centered and trauma/resilience-informed practices in clinics, schools, and other social services for children and families. As the program director for the National Network of Child Psychiatry Access Programs, I collaborate with clinicians to support the transfer of knowledge from the field of child psychiatry (and its associated disciplines)to pediatric and primary care settings. Since 2016, I have taught courses on Media, Politics, and Evidence in Public Health using Wikipedia's wonderful course resources to train students both to translate complex ideas into common language and to cultivate an awareness of the media environment in which we all swim.

I confirm that I will act in accordance with the policies of the WikiJournal of Humanities. Gingerninjagirl (discusscontribs) 23:33, 26 April 2020 (UTC)


Symbol support vote.svg Support Thanks for applying to join the board! Your areas of expertise would be great additions, and I see that you have been teaching with WikiEducation as part of the activities for many years. This looks like a wonderful combination of experiences to bring to the board. Eyoungstrom (discusscontribs) 14:25, 3 May 2020 (UTC)


WikiJournal Technical Editor applications