The WikiJournal Publishing Group is a set of open-access, peer-reviewed academic journals with no publishing costs to authors. Its goal is to provide free, quality-assured knowledge. It also aims to bridge the Academia-Wikipedia gap by enabling expert contributions in the traditional academic publishing format to improve Wikipedia content.
This preprint server allows you to create and edit academic articles drafts before submission for external peer review. Once you are happy with your article, you can submit it to any journal in the WikiJournal Publishing Group by filling in the WikiJournal submission form, or to any other preprint-compatible journal via their website (see also, SHERPA/RoMEO).
Creation and submission of preprints
Step 1: Creation
Step 2: Submission
A) You can submit a preprint to one of the WikiJournals via this
B) Alternatively, you can submit a preprint to any other preprint-compatible journal via their website (see also, SHERPA/RoMEO)
- Manuscript submitted
- Authors may specify a journal, or allow editorial boards to decide which is most suitable (approx. 1 week)
- Expert peer reviewers contacted by editorial board or associate editors for assessment of article (approx. 2 months)
- To speed up the process, authors may suggest peer reviewers that editors may invite
- Reviewers recommend: Accept / Revise / Decline
- Journal editors and peer reviewers will make recommendations and direct wording suggestions but authors have final choice over wording
- Peer review is public, but reviewers may choose to be anonymous
- Authors address reviewer comments if applicable
- Publication of stable PDF and editable Wiki page, as well as all reviewer and editor comments.
- Suitable material is integrated into Wikipedia, either by authors or Wikipedia editors
- Post-publication review can occur at any time
- Authors should add their articles to their watchlists to be notified or comments
- Authors are encouraged, but not required, to discuss any criticism and can edit or update the submission if appropriate
- Post-publication edits can occur at any time
- Authors may make minor edits to the online version, but the PDF will not be updated
- Authors may propose major edits, improvements, or edits. This will trigger a new round of peer review (of the changes only) and a new PDF version