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WikiJournal of Humanities
Open access • Publication charge free • Public peer review

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Volume 1(1)

WikiJournal of Humanities is an open-access, free-to-publish, Wikipedia-integrated academic journal for humanities, arts and social sciences topics. WJH WikiJHum Wiki.J.Hum. WikiJHum WikiHum WikiHumanities Wikijournal of Humanities Wikiversity Journal of Humanities WikiJournal Humanities Wikipedia Humanities Wikipedia Humanities journal Free to publish Open access Open-access Non-profit online journal Public peer review

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WikiJournal of Humanities

An open access journal with no publication costs – About
ISSN: 2639-5347
Frequency: Continuous

Funding: Wikimedia Foundation
Publisher: WikiJournal User Group
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Who is an editor?

WikiJournal of Humanities is set up such that anyone can contribute. Minor edits, such as formatting, copyediting and minor wording edits may be done by anyone. Edits that change the meaning of the article require peer review, and should instead be added at the Discuss-page of an article before triggering a new round of academic peer review.

In a practical sense, the editors of the journal are organised into two groups:

  1. The editorial board handles any confidential article submissions, and has final responsibility for ensuring that robust academic peer review is performed in a timely manner. Information about editorial board responsibilities can be found here. If you are interested in joining the editorial board, you can apply here, and all previous applications can be viewed here.
  2. The associate editors help in contacting prospective peer reviewers, formatting accepted manuscripts, and integrating suitable material into Wikipedia. They can also vote in board elections. Information about associate editor responsibilities can be found here. If you are interested in joining as an associate editor, you can apply here, and all previous applications can be viewed here.

Editorial board members


Frances Di Lauro (Editor in Chief)
Arts, humanities, social sciences, archaeology, religion, rhetoric

Dr Frances Di Lauro teaches writing and rhetoric. She teaches a for-credit unit about Wikipedia, and is currently Chair of the Department of Writing Studies at the University of Sydney.


Penny Richards
Women's history, historical geography, education, disability studies

Susan Barnum
Library science, women's history


Jackie Koerner
Advocacy, disability studies, education, qualitative research, social sciences

Dr. Jackie Koerner is an independent qualitative research analyst focusing on education, bias, and relationships. She is additionally a Visiting Scholar with San Francisco State University Longmore Institute on Disability supported by the Wiki Education Foundation.

Gilles Sahut
Information literacy, library and information science, media studies, education

Dennis C. Abrams
Law, linguistics

Anne McClanan
Art history, medieval and byzantine studies

Anne McClanan is a Professor of Art History at Portland State University, and in addition to her research in medieval art also works in the development of OERs and other areas of the Digital Humanities.

Eystein Thanisch
Celtic studies, medieval history and literature, manuscript studies, textual criticism, corpus linguistics


Rachel Helps
American literature, Mormon history, Mormon artists, editing

Rachel Helps is the coordinator of Wikipedia initiatives at the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University.

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Alice White
History, history of science, technology, engineering & medicine, labour & management history, modern British history

Dr Alice White is a historian, Wikimedian and digital editor working at Wellcome Collection.

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João Alexandre Peschanski
Political sociology, media studies

Rachel Wexelbaum
LGBTQ+ studies, social media and behavior, information seeking behavior, identity development

Kai Alexis Smith
African American and Caribbean studies, visual communication, art, art history, architecture, cultural studies

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Sarah M. Vital
Information literacy, scholarly communication, online communication, social networking, social media

Sarah Vital is an academic librarian and lecturer in Business Communication at Saint Mary's College of California. Her work with students and faculty focuses on the social nature of information and questioning trustworthiness, authority, and what voices and experiences are included and excluded in the traditional and new publishing media.

Amy Fountain
Linguistics, Anthropology, language endangerment, documentation and revitalization, digital language resource development, community-based research

Jeffrey M. Keefer
Social and networked learning, doctoral education and researcher development, threshold concepts in higher education, liminality in learning experiences, educational research, and actor-network

Vineeta Singh
Ethnic Studies, Black Studies, Critical University Studies, History of U.S. Social Movements, U.S. Black Feminisms, Feminist Historiography

Jack Nunn
English literature, linguistics (with a focus on language and identity), poetry, music (composition, performance and production)

Cecelia Musselman
Writing studies, writing in the sciences, research methods, writing pedagogy, Wikipedia pedagogy

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Thomas Shafee (Adviser)
Biochemistry, wiki organisation

Dr Thomas Shafee is an evolutionary biochemist at the La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. He is involved bridging the Wikipedia-academia gap via dual-publishing projects with WikiJournals and PLOS.

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Mikael Häggström (Adviser)
Medicine, wiki organization

Dr Mikael Häggström graduated from Uppsala University, Faculty of Medicine, Sweden, in 2013. He is currently a resident physician at the radiology department at the NU Hospital Group. He created WikiJournal of Medicine, the first WikiJournal, and has an advisory role for the journal.