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Indexed in Informit[edit]

The journal will be indexed in Informit beginning 2018 [1]
T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 06:10, 29 December 2017 (UTC)

New editor[edit]

A warm welcome to Ajay Balachandran as an new associate editor of the journal! Mikael Häggström (discusscontribs) 19:36, 10 February 2018 (UTC)

Ethics statement[edit]

This is now up for a ratification vote: Talk:WikiJournal_User_Group#Vote:_Ethics_statement. Mikael Häggström (discusscontribs) 19:37, 10 February 2018 (UTC)

Application sent for COPE[edit]

I've now sent in our application to join the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Mikael Häggström (discusscontribs) 19:38, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

Suggestions for new review articles[edit]

These are all topics which are missing/stubs on en wiki and might make suitable review articles.

Mvolz (discusscontribs) 18:51, 6 April 2018 (UTC)

Very interesting suggestions. I happen to have met the EiC of the International Breastfeeding Journal (Lisa Amir), so could ask if she has any authors she could suggest? T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 07:01, 8 April 2018 (UTC)
@Evolution and evolvability: Great, I'm happy to be part of the correspondence too (marielle@umich.edu). I think this will be useful to the Wikipedia readership community as well. (I belong to several Facebook groups around breastfeeding and queries about medication and drug use are some of our most common questions.) There are probably lots of other categories of medication that could use a review too, if there are any authors with a particular expertise. Since she's part of the editorial board of the journal as well, might there be a possibility for it to be published in both places? I know that can be a great incentive for academics to contribute since wikijmed doesn't have much of an impact factor yet. (Like what was done with PloS topic pages) Mvolz (discusscontribs) 12:44, 10 April 2018 (UTC)
Good points. I'll send an email in a couple of days, to give a bit more time in case any others have ideas they'd like to voice first. T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 13:23, 10 April 2018 (UTC)
@Mvolz:I've had a chat about this with Lisa Amir (EiC of IBJ). Possibilities discussed:
Lisa mentioned that there are a couple of conferences upcoming that she may use to discuss the idea with contacts. She might try submitting a test article, or getting together a group to write a set of articles. I also suggested articles being officially co-published with IBJ (like this pair of articles [2] [3]), but that may involve much additional admin. T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 12:26, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
Great, thanks for the update! Mvolz (discusscontribs) 12:55, 16 June 2018 (UTC)

Review article proposal[edit]

Hi, I'd be interested in writing a review article on w:Efficacy of condoms for the prevention of STIs. This would be an update of the 2004 bulletin by the WHO. (Holmes, King K.; Levine, Ruth; Weaver, Marcia (2004-6). "Effectiveness of condoms in preventing sexually transmitted infections.". Bulletin of the World Health Organization 82 (6): 454–461. ISSN 0042-9686. PMID 15356939. PMC PMC2622864. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2622864/. ) The intention would be to place the article on en wiki. The most relevant coverage on en wiki is w:Condom#Sexually_transmitted_infections which is fairly short and not very complete. w:Condom effectiveness currently redirects to w:Comparison_of_birth_control_methods#Effectiveness_calculation which only looks at condom efficacy at pregnancy prevention. The redirect could be replaced with a disambiguation page instead. Would the journal be interested such a submission? Mvolz (discusscontribs) 12:44, 10 April 2018 (UTC)

Mvolz, I definitely think this is a fitting topic for the journal, and subsequently a Wikipedia article as well. Just let us know if you have any other questions. Mikael Häggström (discusscontribs) 10:55, 11 April 2018 (UTC)