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Adding "psychology" to main topics[edit]

As per Talk:WikiJournal_User_Group#WikiJournal_of_Psychology, I think we can add "psychology" after "the humanities, arts, and social sciences" at this page. Anyone disagrees? Mikael Häggström (discusscontribs) 19:59, 17 January 2018 (UTC)

I agree. I had originally envisage it as a part of the social sciences remit of WikiJHum, but it might be good to be explicit. It would also be good to approach some active psychology Wikipedians and open access journal editors. For example, w:User:Markworthen, w:User:Famousdog, and w:User:Cathrotterdam. I'll hold off contacting until others have given opinions. T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 20:43, 17 January 2018 (UTC)
I agree as well. By being inclusive with more subject-areas will only increase the articles we receive. If that particular area really is successful, we can all discuss about the subject taking on its own Wiki Journal later. Jackiekoerner (discusscontribs) 13:14, 19 January 2018 (UTC)
I just had the point made to me that members of the psychology community can often view their field as a science rather than a social science. I think in the end, the authors can submit to whichever of the journals that feel best fits their topic, and the editors can recommend the submission be moved to one of the other journals in the unlikely case that there's a clash of opinions. T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 12:20, 23 January 2018 (UTC)
I concur with the freedom to choose journal, e.g., social psychology at one extreme and psychometrics at the other! --Marshallsumter (discusscontribs) 06:17, 24 January 2018 (UTC)
I added psychology to the official subjects of the journal now. Still, I agree authors may choose to submit to whichever journal they feel is most fitting. Mikael Häggström (discusscontribs) 20:31, 25 January 2018 (UTC)

Publishing workflow[edit]

Hi, I'm trying to imagine how an author goes about submitting their article to the journal if it's a rewrite of a Wikipedia page. Would they first edit the Wikipedia page and then submit the page? thanks, Rachel Helps (BYU) (discusscontribs) 16:09, 22 January 2018 (UTC)

@Rachel Helps (BYU): They have the option of either updating on Wikipedia then copying across to the submission page, or submitting fully new version on the the WikiJournal. We've seen people do both versions (e.g. this lysine article is a complete rewrite that was directly submitted to WikiJSci, whereas Cerebellum was updated on Wikipedia before submission). The ideal is probably rewrite on Wikipedia so that other wikipedia editors get a heads up that it's being updated (especially if the Wikipedia page is class C or above), but I think that either is acceptable. T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 17:05, 23 January 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, I have a clearer picture of how submissions work now. Rachel Helps (BYU) (discusscontribs) 16:40, 24 January 2018 (UTC)

Email address[edit]

Are we really using for WikiJHum, as specified on this page? I can understand if a new email account/domain was felt to be unnecessary but also thought this might be a mistake. --2A00:23C4:C184:6700:81EA:6176:9EE0:A9BA (discuss) 11:45, 30 March 2018 (UTC)

You raise a good point. We don't have an email set up yet for WikiJHum. I'll try to get that organised asap. T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 11:33, 31 March 2018 (UTC)
This is indeed an important issue. I'll look into it tomorrow (it's starting to get late in Sweden now!) Mikael Häggström (discusscontribs) 20:01, 31 March 2018 (UTC)
A contact email is now working, see WikiJournal of Humanities/Contact. I've emailed the board to discuss which people should have access and be responsible for checking emails to this address. Mikael Häggström (discusscontribs) 12:15, 2 April 2018 (UTC)

WikiJournal of Humanities has an ISSN![edit]

At 3:56am Sydney time today, the Library of Congress issued an ISSN for the WikiJournal of Humanities, meaning we can now publish our first issue. --Fransplace (discusscontribs) 22:58, 22 October 2018 (UTC)

Feedback from Analysis & Policy Observatory[edit]

At the Analysis & Policy Observatory Forum on "Redesigning the Public Knowledge System" there was great interest in WikiJournals, particularly WikiJHum, that I thought I'd summarise here.

The Campbell Collaboration does amazing metaanalyses of policy interventions to inform evidence-based politics and are a sister organisation the the medical Cochrane collaboration. Their CEO (Howard White) gave a great talk but sadly had to leave straight after. Several people mentioned that Wiki?JHum could be an ideal way to engage them on ensuring articles are up to date (e.g. Mandatory arrest for domestic violence).

There was interest in updating a set of properties on WikiData then publishing a WikiJournal article to describe the changes (e.g. on concept hierarchies in political theory).

At the APO forum a few additional missing topics were pointed out that might make good WikiJHum articles:

The session was recorded and I believe that the videos will eventually be uploaded here. T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 12:23, 25 October 2018 (UTC)

Advertising template for posting to talk pages[edit]

I've put together a short template that can be used to advertise WikiJHum on WikiProject, or user talk pages: w:Template:WJH_advert_2018_Dec. Feel free to directly edit to improve it! T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 11:45, 23 November 2018 (UTC)

question about editorial board process[edit]

I just noticed that the header at Talk:WikiJournal of Humanities/Editorial board states that "Editors with at least 30 edits to WikiJournal of Humanities pages." is a requirement to participate in elections. Is that current and enforced? --mikeu talk 03:23, 10 March 2019 (UTC)

@Mu301: Currently only loosely. Most votes are cast by editorial board members, so the remainder can still be checked individually. I'd be interested on your thoughts on how to robustly define an electorate that avoids gaming. Checking voters manually is currently still possible, but will become less viable as the project expands. Also, see this recent discussion on Affcom feedback on defining the electorate in the bylaws. I'll also post something to the Talk:WikiJournal User Group page about it once I've drafted some proposed wording. T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 00:54, 2 May 2019 (UTC)


I've submitted to the details for WikiJHum to SHERPA/RoMEO via the journal submission form. T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 12:50, 2 May 2019 (UTC)

Learning and/or education related writing?[edit]

Hello folks, first up let me say how fantastic it is to see the journals developing and holding on Wikiversity. It is a significant and long needed development. I've been very absent from WV over the years the journals have been developing, mostly because my day job has taken me away from it :(

I'm looking for a place to submit my writings on learning and education. It might not be up to journal standard most of the time, but I'd like to get into the workflow toward that goal. I'm just not sure if there is a place in the journals for it yet.. I hope it might be Humanities...?

A sample of finished works that could easily be shaped into the journal's format:

  1. Humanist technology - A presentation to eLearning Korea, arguing for the humanities taking a much stronger role in the consideration of technology. This project relates to the An ethical framework for ubiquitous learning.
  2. Badges: identify talent and brand by association - A research and development project at RMIT, looking at how badges could be used to improve the employment prospects of graduates in the Advertising degree.
  3. An ethical framework for ubiquitous learning - Presented as work in progress to the IEEE Conference 2014
  4. Data and Power - A presentation to the Melbourne University Analytics Forum 2014
  5. Open Online Courses and Massively untold stories - A critical history of Massive Open Online Courses, published by Ascilite2014
  6. Journalism studies and Wikinews - A collaborative paper published in the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association conference: Communicating Change and Changing Communication in the 21st Century. 2013
  7. Open Education Practices: A User Guide for Organisations - A manual for the New Zealand Ministry of Education 2009
  8. Sustainability considerations relating to the use of Second Life for education - A critical review for the New Zealand Ministry of Education 2009
  9. Socially constructed media and communications - A presentation to Ascilite 2007

Other works in progress are listed on my Userpage.

Looking forward to hearing from you folks --Leighblackall (discusscontribs) 05:50, 13 August 2019 (UTC)


I can't find the right place to edit the text. Can someone familiar with the transuded templates fix "be ofssrnsddsdkljnfa;sdfjgnlksadjfghbn an appropriate open license"? Argento Surfer (discusscontribs) 14:53, 21 August 2019 (UTC)

Done, thanks! —Collin (Bobamnertiopsis)t c 15:31, 21 August 2019 (UTC)
Thank you both for catching that. The edit history indicates that it was me who introduced the error. T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 23:57, 21 August 2019 (UTC)