Talk:WikiJournal of Humanities/2017

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Startup

I'll be Building the Relevant pages over the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, the unified preprint server, WikiJournal Preprints, can handle any early submissions. T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 12:22, 15 October 2017 (UTC)

Preliminary drafts of a few different possible WikiJHum logos

I've put together a few different possible logos for the journal. I've tried to go for something abstract, suggesting the interconnected nature of the humanities. Suggestions, criticism, comments welcome. The final version would be in the same style as WikiJMed and WikiJSci. T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 12:52, 19 October 2017 (UTC)

I like the first one best. Pundit (discusscontribs) 13:25, 19 October 2017 (UTC)
I like the first one, too. --JudiPCook (discusscontribs) 15:53, 19 October 2017 (UTC)
First one also--humanities, humans, makes the most intuitive sense to me. Penny Richards (discusscontribs) 02:19, 24 October 2017 (UTC)
WikiJournal of Humanities logo (flat black).svg WikiJournal of Humanities logo.svg
A few other people have expressed the exact same thing, so for the moment, I've updated the current logos with a version of that, but with soem design tweaks that better fit the design within the circular outline. T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 10:10, 24 October 2017 (UTC)

Social media

I've created a facebook page for the journal (https://www.facebook.com/WikiJournal-of-Humanities-855108794649956/). Multiple admins can be assigned. I've no twitter skills though, so someone else will have to create the equivalent of https://twitter.com/WikiJMed or https://twitter.com/WikiJSci! T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 03:28, 21 October 2017 (UTC)

Happy to set that up, I assume @WikiJHum would be the ideal handle to match the others? Penny Richards (discusscontribs) 02:20, 24 October 2017 (UTC)
Here's the Twitter account I just set up for @WikiJHum--can change anything or even just delete it if it's too soon, just wanted to see if I could remember how to do this. If anyone else wants to tweet from the account, I can give them the password. (That's how we did it with @wikipedia_LA, anyway.) Penny Richards (discusscontribs) 04:38, 24 October 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for doing that. I’m glad to help, Penny Richards! Let me know where you want me to help. Maybe we should talk about how often we should tweet and post on Facebook. Facebook’s algorithms do not favor non-profits and others who do not pay for ads. Does anyone know how to work around those? I’ll have to read up - it’s been a year since I did social for another non-profit. Jackiekoerner (discusscontribs) 17:47, 28 October 2017 (UTC)

Publication of original research

I received an email about this from Evolution and evolvability and think it's a very interesting idea. I brought it up to some of the members of my department (I'm a PhD student in linguistics) and they too found it interesting but had some concerns, especially regarding what kind of manuscripts are being solicited. Reading through Wiki.J.Med they seem to accept submissions of original research, and while Wiki.J.Hum doesn't say they don't accept original research, the focus seems to be very heavily on overview and lit review articles. The main concern from faculty and grad students I was hearing was that review articles are time consuming and not highly regarded in linguistics (and social science in general it seems) even with peer review. That's not to say they aren't worthwhile, obviously such articles exist, but it seems they would be more interested if they could submit original research. If that's something that's acceptable, it may be better to put that information on the main page and informational materials. Wugapodes (discusscontribs) 22:55, 15 November 2017 (UTC)

A very good point. When I started building the journal's site, I thought that focusing on review articles would be the easier way to build a first issue, but happy to change.
  • Although they can't be directly integrated into Wikipedia, original research can be used on Wikiversity eg this, or standalone eg this).
  • Can be harder to find specialist peer reviewers
  • Still benefit from WikiJournal model for zero-cost open access publishing
  • Typically more highly valued by authors
What do others think of this? I'm happy add original research options to the Author Guidelines (see WikiJMed version) if the other editors with more Humanities experience want to add the option. T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 12:32, 16 November 2017 (UTC)
Thoughts: I assumed the journal would be a mix of original research articles and review articles; if WikiJMed already does that, then it might be more consistent to follow their lead. But an all-review first issue still might be easier; and every journal finds its own groove in time. So much depends on submissions. Penny Richards (discusscontribs) 15:18, 16 November 2017 (UTC)
Symbol support vote.svg Support submissions of original research! --Marshallsumter (discusscontribs) 01:50, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

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For now, I've re-introduced an Original Research format in the WikiJournal of Humanities/Publishing#Publication formats section (editable at this template link). This gives greater flexibility, since even if we focus on inviting review articles for the first issue, we need not exclude original research articles from keen authors. T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 11:14, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

Location of mailing lists

I have initiated a discussion Talk:WikiJournal User Group#Location of mailing lists, the scope of which extends to WJH. I would encourage the participants to join this discussion (please contribute directly to the mentioned thread). Diptanshu💬 15:32, 9 December 2017 (UTC)