Talk:WikiJournal of Medicine/Associate editors

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New applications to become an associate editor should be made below.

Apply to be an associate editor

Application of Theodoros Aslanidis[edit]

Theodoros Aslanidis Md, PhD (website)
Areas of expertise: Critical care, Emergency medicine, Anesthesiology, Medical writting, Data analysis

Relevant experience:

Professional - National Center of Emergency Care, ICU - AHEPA Univ. Hospital, Anesthesiology Dep- GH of Thessaloniki Hippokration
Publishing - Edorium J intensive Care, Greek e j Perioperative Medicine, Int Arch Med
Open - Coursera Translator, Cohrane Crowd, Mendeley advisor

I confirm that I will act in accordance with the policies of the WikiJournal of Medicine. Thaslan (discusscontribs) 14:42, 20 March 2018 (UTC)

  • Question Useful medical and writing experience. I note that you've been involved with a couple of OA journals (e.g. Nova Explore Publications, Edorium Journals) that have had some controversy (e.g. on Beall's list). Could you comment on your position on the experiences of those journals, and what can be learnt from those experiences? T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 11:24, 22 March 2018 (UTC)
  • AnswerThank you for the question. Yet, not an easy one (let try and rephrase it): what can be learnt from any experience (good/bad, bitter/sweet,helpful/useless) in different publishing (good or not) practices? As in medical practice (and I believe in any kind of practice), you can learn by everyone: you can see the good and the bad practice and learn how to chose and what to chose. Depending on others guidelines, consensuses , lists, observations is always good (or not?). Yet, experience is living knowledge. It takes you a step further- it helps judge without preconceptions both the objects of the list/guide, the question under their construction, the background of those who made them, their possible conflicts of interest, the mechanism of thinking under every question posed (e.g. what is ethical or not ethical publishing?) Is this necessary for an author/scientist/researcher? Unfortunately,formal education about publishing process/practices around the world is something that is available to few researchers(independent of the field). My current personal opinion comes only after some near-missed bitter experiences.These experiences triggered my actively involvement-Since formal written communication is part of human science, then I should get clear inside idea about the means (publishing) that realize a form of it. Formal education/certification /diploma/theory about is certainly a way ; yet, not a feasible one to those who are not professionals in the field. Thus, active involvement and "learning by doing" is the only way. Moreover, it provided me with the tools to examine the criteria for the good or ethical of ...any practice more clearly.And why not ...be involved into making new guidelines and creating new criteria in the future..Thaslan (discusscontribs)
  • Oppose Thank you for your response, and I appreciate the time and though taken to answer my question. Your background is certainly interesting, however despite your answer, I still have misgivings over the number of potentially predatory publishers that you have worked with. With regret, I'm afraid that I can't support your application at this time. T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 13:44, 5 April 2018 (UTC)

Outcome: Not accepted as Associate editor. Thaslan, unfortunately I had to make this decision as per T.Shafee's comment above. Still, you are welcome to contribute to the journal in other ways (see link) - it just won't be as an official associate editor. Mikael Häggström (discusscontribs) 20:02, 22 April 2018 (UTC)