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News sources as citations[edit]

An editorial query was raised on a submitted article that the WikiJMed board discussed and I'm copying here. The article cites a number of news sources and the question was whether: Are news sources appropriate in a peer reviewed journal article on an event, or should the WikiJournal version rely (only) on peer reviewed articles, and What should be done for statements for which the only support is news sources? The consensus of the WikiJMed board discussion was:

  • Where possible, reliable refereed scientific sources would be preferred by far (similar to WP:MEDRS)
  • However, this article is an unusual case - Rapidly evolving out breaks in a setting with limited infrastructure are very challenging. It was noted that other journals have "relaxed" the usual rules when necessary (example)
  • If there's absolutely no better source, besides newspapers, to convey a key point/concept, the author could write where relevant in the manuscript e.g. "Media reports state..." to indicate that the source is of a lower level of scrutiny.
  • The board consensus is to handle subsequent similar situations on a case by case basis (avoiding blanket policies)

T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 10:20, 26 January 2019 (UTC)

Mailing list[edit]

Hello. I recall signing up for the mailing list for this project a while back, but I don't recall ever getting any list-related email. Is there an active mailing list? I just clicked the above link about the mailing list, but it didn't take me anywhere that looked promising. A notification said 'There is no group named “wijoumed”.' Thanks. Biosthmors (discusscontribs) 00:34, 2 February 2019 (UTC)

@Biosthmors: Aha, the list name is changed. We tried to migrate the list of members over to the new list, but there may have been an error. The new list is (to be the same format as the other journals) and you can sign up at this link. I'll also see if I can find an archive of the previous list members to test if any others were missed. I've corrected the link in the right hand template, but if you spot it anywhere else, please let me know (or edit directly)! T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 01:05, 2 February 2019 (UTC)
Thanks! I should be signed up now. Best wishes. Biosthmors (discusscontribs) 22:09, 3 February 2019 (UTC)