Talk:WikiJournal of Science/Editorial board

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New applications to join the editorial board should be made below.

Apply to the Editorial Board


Application of Shampa Ghosh[edit]

Shampa Ghosh M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D. (website)
Areas of expertise: Neuroscience, Maternal and child health, Biochemistry, Micronutrient deficiency

Relevant experience:

Professional - Research, Teaching, Academic Editor
Publishing - Scientific writing and editing
Wiki -

I confirm that I will act in accordance with the policies of the WikiJournal of Science. Shampa.ghosh (discusscontribs) 13:00, 25 November 2017 (UTC)


  • Questions:
    • Apart from a few contributions to a Wiki-book I do not find you to have any experience on Wikimedia sister projects. We consider familiarity with the Wiki-culture and collaborative editing a pre-requisite. How would you like to defend yourself in this aspect?
    • Could you elaborate on your experience pertaining to scientific writing and editing?
    • The journal is just establishing itself and has a long way to go. Parametrically, what are the steps of development that you have in mind with respect to this journal and what role would you possibly play in the same?
    • The journal has already empanelled a number of credible board members quite recently. What additional value do you think you could bring to the table?
-Diptanshu💬 17:49, 27 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment - I agree that there is not enough information presented here to make a decision, e.g. "Academic Editor" of what?. T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 00:01, 1 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Reply: Many thanks for your questions. I agree that I have meagre experience with Wikimedia but I can always start working in association with it. I have a good experience of writing and editing research manuscripts in biological sciences. Presently, I am working with an academic writing and editing company where my job profile is to understand the research done and write or edit the manuscripts. Regarding the journal, I would like to say that it is in a nascent stage and needs careful decisions to shape it better and bring it to a level where it is widely accepted in the medical field. I do understand that as an editor one has to work in close collaboration with other members of editorial board to invite prospective authors, verify the viability of the manuscript before sending it to peer reviewers and check the final manuscript along with the comments received to discuss and decide finally for publication. I could help in this as I have a good experience in it. Shampa.ghosh (discusscontribs) 18:04, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

Application of Dr. Jitendra Kumar Sinha[edit]

Dr. Jitendra Kumar Sinha M.Sc. (Neuroscience), Ph.D. (Biochemistry) (website)
Areas of expertise: Neurobiology, Obesity, Ageing

Relevant experience:

Professional - University Teaching, Research. Assistant Professor at Amity Institute of Neuropsychology and Neurosciences, Amity University, Noida, India.
Publishing - I have been handling various reviewing and editorial works for journals, websites, etc.
Wiki - I have been working on correcting/editing Wikipedia pages, Google Maps and few other web pages. I shall be glad to join Wiki.

--G10sinha (discusscontribs) 15:37, 25 November 2017 (UTC)

I confirm that I will act in accordance with the policies of the WikiJournal of Science. G10sinha (discusscontribs) 15:37, 25 November 2017 (UTC)


  • Regretfully, Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose. To me your contributions to Wikipedia to date seem to indicate that you have neither the necessary fluency of English for editorial work on a journal, nor a good grasp of scientific style or responsible and aposite referencing. --Florian (Elmidae) (talk · contribs) 09:52, 26 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Questions:
    • Although your first edit dates back to 2011, you have hardly ever been active on any of the Wiki sister projects. Could you please specify the reason? We consider familiarity with the Wiki-culture and collaborative editing a pre-requisite. How would you like to defend yourself in this aspect?
    • Could you elaborate on your experience pertaining to review and editorial work?
    • The journal is just establishing itself and has a long way to go. Parametrically, what are the steps of development that you have in mind with respect to this journal and what role would you possibly play in the same?
[It is to be noted that the user also applied to join the Editorial Board of WikiJournal of Medicine]
-Diptanshu💬 17:41, 27 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment - Although I don't think that frequent (or even any) Wiki contribution is a prerequsite so long as other skills would prove useful, the referencing issue is a problem (for clarity, they were reprimanded on Wikipedia for extrapolating animal model references to make statements on human disease example). However, their scientific publishing record does indicate an ability to interpret information accurately, so I shall otherwise wait for the applicant's response. T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 00:16, 1 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Answers: As noted by Dr. Diptanshu Das, I have also applied for the Editorial Board of WikiJournal of Medicine, as I was invited to do so (if I was interested). The same queries were raised there and I am answering it here again. "I don’t have any specific reason but I think I can work fruitfully. I have some experience of reviewing and editing research papers/review articles related to neuroscience, biochemistry and life sciences journals like: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience - Guest Associate Editor; Matters – Editorial Board Member; Frontiers in Pharmacology – Reviewer; Medical Hypothesis – Reviewer; and Neuroscience – Reviewer. I agree that WikiJournal of Medicine would be indexed in Scopus, Web of Science, etc. soon and that would make it one of the preferred journal by researchers and scientists to share their work. I see an excellent growth in the journal in next few years, which also depends upon the editorial board’s hard work. I am sure I can be a productive part of the team." Regards. --G10sinha (discusscontribs) 12:08, 5 December 2017 (UTC)

Application of Thijs van Vlijmen[edit]

Thijs van Vlijmen Ph.D. in Biochemistry (Utrecht University, the Netherlands) (website)
Areas of expertise: Cell Biology, Protein Science and Scholarly Publishing

Relevant experience:

Professional - Research (protein-protein interaction studies and cell biology (manipulation and imaging)), Teaching (practical courses for Bachelor and Master students)
Publishing - I have been a publisher for Springer Nature (Senior Publishing Editor) and Taylor & Francis (Associate Editorial Director) for the last 10 years. I have also been the scientific editor of two volumes in the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology Book Series (Springer Nature), the developmental Editor of around 50 book manuscripts and the commissioning editor of journal articles and book titles and chapters
Wiki - minor (but obviously critical) edits on Wikipedia (under a few separate account names)

I confirm that I will act in accordance with the policies of the WikiJournal of Science. Van Vlijmen (discusscontribs) 07:03, 30 November 2017 (UTC)


  • Comment - Experience with multiple established publishers gives valuable knowledge. Note: Jack Nunn has indicated to me that the applicant has experience in promoting public understanding of science, but I would prefer them to describe it in their own words for the record here. T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 00:01, 1 December 2017 (UTC)
Reply by Applicant to comment by T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo) - I have been involved in the 'Campfires and Science' project with Jack Nunn, which is a community outreach program to make people aware of the fact that everyone is a scientist, that anyone can generate scientific data and that science is for everyone. This has been done by taking interested individuals into the state forests of Victoria for a variety of field based activities, chaperoned by experts in those respective areas. I have also presented at quite a few university campuses and at international conferences on Open Access publishing and the rights that authors of scholarly material have. Van Vlijmen (discusscontribs) 13:45, 1 December 2017 (UTC)
Symbol support vote.svg Support - I think the ability to mediate between the general public and academics will usefully add to the board's knowledge. T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 03:39, 1 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - I support this application and believe Thijs would be a valued member of the editorial board. In the spirit of disclosure I would like it noted that I know Thijs van Vlijmen personally Jacknunn (discusscontribs) 02:02, 1 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - His experience should be valuable for the journal. Diptanshu💬 18:16, 1 December 2017 (UTC)