Talk:WikiJournal of Humanities/Editorial board

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New applications to join the editorial board should be made below. Please see the relevant bylaws and ethical guidelines for eligibility, powers, duties and voting.

Apply to the Editorial Board

As per journal bylaws, an editorial board member 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 of Humanities.
  • Editors with at least 30 edits to WikiJournal of Humanities 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}} to the bottom of the section.

Application of Alice White[edit]

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Application of João Alexandre Peschanski[edit]

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Application of Rachel Wexelbaum[edit]

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Application of Kai Alexis Smith[edit]

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Application of Sarah M. Vital[edit]

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Application of Amy Fountain[edit]

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Application of Jeffrey M. Keefer[edit]

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Application of Vineeta Singh[edit]

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Application of Jack Nunn[edit]

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Application of Cecelia Musselman[edit]

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Application of Spyros Koulouris[edit]

Spyros Koulouris MA in History of Art, MSc in Library and Information Science (website)
Areas of expertise: Library science, Archives, Art history, Visual resources, Archaeology, History of photography, Digital Humanities

Relevant experience:

Professional - Outreach, curation, digital humanities projects
Publishing - Peer reviewed articles for Art Documentation journal
Open - Wikipedia, Wikidata

I confirm that I will act in accordance with the policies of the WikiJournal of Humanities. Sp!ros (discusscontribs) 16:41, 12 October 2018 (UTC)

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Great range of expertise. Welcome! Fransplace (discusscontribs) 21:14, 13 October 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Active user of Wikipedia with background in humanities Smvital (discusscontribs) 05:02, 15 October 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Welcome --Gilles Sahut
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Evidence of an understanding of the research process and levels of evidence along with a background that will add to the editorial board of peer-reviewed academic journals --- FULBERT (discusscontribs) 03:49, 5 December 2018 (UTC)

Application of Johnson C. Philip[edit]

Johnson C. Philip PhD (Quantum Chromodynamics), ThD (theology and apologetics) (website)
Areas of expertise: Religion, theology, ethics, Indian history and culture

Relevant experience:

Professional - Research, teaching, writing
Publishing - Published papers and reviews in ATA Journal, 85 KDP books, Several multi-volume books in Indian languages
Open - Worked extensively with Knol before it shut down

I confirm that I will act in accordance with the policies of the WikiJournal of Humanities. 116.68.121.144 (discuss) 15:52, 2 November 2018 (UTC)

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - The applicant seems to have substantial research/writing experience in several areas relevant to this journal. The Hermes (discusscontribs) 08:50, 21 November 2018 (UTC)
  • I support Johnson C. Philip because he has substantial research and writing experience in several areas relevant to this journal. He has an understanding of and passion for your overall research and content strategies. Strong communication skills. By Gerson Fumbuka.
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Johnson C. Philip seems to have substantial experience in areas that would enrich this journal. I endorse his candidature. HealthyMan2018 (discusscontribs) 16:46, 21 November 2018 (UTC)HealthyMan2018.
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - I support Johnson C. Philip because of his longtime historical contributions to other Wikis, as well as his depth and quality of education and contributions to a variety of other publications, and for the respect for him on academic levels. by Doug Engle Uncleflo (discusscontribs) 18:37, 21 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - He will be useful.
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - Their promotion of pseudoscience concerns me. Although they are applying to the Humanities journal and not the sciences journal, it makes me question how far their fringe views extend to other areas. I've struggled to find works of theirs that have been peer reviewed. Since I'm only an advisor for the journal, and my opinion is heavily skewed by their pseudoscientific works, it is up for the editorial board to decide on their relevant expertise. T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 03:00, 25 November 2018 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - Thanks for your question. Critique always helps self-examination. Actually I applied for this position because my private views about theology or theology training does not overflow into my objective works in Religion, theology, ethics, Indian history and culture. Over the years I have realized increasingly that pseudoscientific outlooks need to be weeded out rigorously from humanities. I hope to be highly useful in doing so because I have relevant training in such areas and I can spot them faster than those not trained in these areas. Dr. Johnson C. Philip (discusscontribs) 03:48, 25 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - I echo concerns about pseudoscientific promotion, and hesitate, for right or wrong, on how that would reflect on the credibility of the journal. Open-access and user created content faces an uphill battle for recognition and respect. While I constantly struggle to balance my personal opinions about someone's beliefs or scholarship with being nonjudgmental and an advocate for diverse experience (I am, afterall, a librarian), the associative concern does give me pause. Does experience in the medium (as this applicant has with Knol) rise above background concerns? I certainly would like more comment from the Board. Smvitaltalk 10:40, 27 November 2018 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - Thanks for the concerns you expressed. In fact my background makes me highly suited to spot pseudosciences compared to many others. Since I have training in multiple areas considered pseudoscience, and since at the same time I have training in physics, I can be a big help in keeping pseudosciences away from this journal. Dr. Johnson C. Philip (discusscontribs) 03:30, 28 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support- I vote for himSamshaversdr (discusscontribs) 07:30, 28 November 2018 (UTC)
    • Note: Above account has this as their only edit on any wiki. Vermont (discusscontribs) 11:22, 28 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support- I vote for himpaulmarkadewale
    • Note: Above account has this as their only edit on any wiki. Vermont (discusscontribs) 11:22, 28 November 2018 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment to paulmarkadewale, please feel free to register an account. --Marshallsumter (discusscontribs) 12:42, 28 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Based on the Wiki article on Johnson C. Philip (provided as his bio), it appears largely unsupported with reliable citations and reads more as a fan page. I was not able to find evidence of work with research or peer-reviewed academic expertise. There are lists of self-published pamphlets (referred to as books), though I could not locate anything to suggest involvement with broad academic research. The area of religion that is mentioned throughout seems to focus on creationism as a science, which seems contrary in many ways to more readily acceptable aspects of scientific method across the mainstream academy. --- FULBERT (discusscontribs) 03:01, 5 December 2018 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I wish to appeal against the above opposition. Wikipedia itself List of Christians in science and technology has made it clear that one's religious credentials and personal beliefs do not have to affect one's scientific work. Though I have a strong creationist background (Cf. the Wiki document I cited about myself), I am known in Christian circles as a person who tries to push to community to an NPOV stand in as many things as possible. In fact an Open Theology movement is brewing in theological circles where NPOV is gaining momentum. A journal "Apologetics" launched by me has invited even atheists to submit papers critical for publication. The aim is to develop an NPOV theology. I am sure those who evaluate will take these things into consideration.
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment If my Wiki biography reads like a fan page, and if it has weaknesses, that reflects only upon people who wrote it. I do not know any of them. That article cannot be used against my scholarship if those who wrote it did a shoddy work.
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I am 65 years old. I am based in India. So it is practically impossible to trace my academic work on the net. The net came very late to my country, and by that time I was already semi retired. I appeal to the editors to give me a chance to prove my scholarship and commitment to NPOV. I assure them that with a strong background in numerous sociological fields I will be an asset to the Journal. Dr. Johnson C. Philip (discusscontribs) 16:44, 5 December 2018 (UTC)

Editorial board application of Arius Raposas[edit]

Arius Raposas Bachelor of Arts in History, Master of Public Administration (website)
Areas of expertise: History, Political Science, Public Administration

Relevant experience:

Professional -
Publishing - Editorial Assistant (Asian Review of Public Administration), News Editor (Sinag), Managing Editor (Damgo)
Open - Coordinator at Wikiproject Military History, Facilitator at Wikiproject Philippine History, Member in at least 15 other wikiprojects

I confirm that I will act in accordance with the policies of the WikiJournal of Humanities. Arius1998 (discusscontribs) 00:54, 27 November 2018 (UTC)

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Previous experience coordinating Wiki projects is a big plus. Smvital (discusscontribs) 10:20, 27 November 2018 (UTC).
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - As an editor his background will enrich WikiJournal of Humanities. Dr. Johnson C. Philip (discusscontribs) 07:46, 2 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Evidence of years of contributing to Wikimedia projects along with ongoing contributions in Philippine educational and editorial work. This candidate seems to be developing in an area consistent with Wiki Journals, and his contribution may be helpful in several contexts. --- FULBERT (discusscontribs) 03:56, 5 December 2018 (UTC)