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WikiJournal of Humanities
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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
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ISSN: 2639-5347
Frequency: Continuous

Since: December 2017
Funding: Wikimedia Foundation
Publisher: WikiJournal User Group
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Who is an editor?

The 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 article's Discussion page before triggering a new round of academic peer review.

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

  1. The editorial board is responsible for journal strategy, has final responsibility for ensuring that robust academic peer review is performed in a timely manner, and handles any confidential article submissions. Information about editorial board responsibilities can be found here. If you are interested in joining the editorial board, you can apply 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.

All previous editor applications can be viewed here.

Editorial board members


Frances Di Lauro (Editor in Chief)
Additionally: Twitter and Facebook admin
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.

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

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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

Amy Fountain is a faculty member in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Arizona. Her training is in Anthropology and Linguistics, and her research focuses on under-resourced language communities in North America, and on the development of digital resources in the context of language repatriation and community-based work.

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)

Jack Nunn the founder and Director of education organisation 'Science for All', working to involve people in sharing and creating in both the arts and sciences. Jack Nunn is a musician, composer and a poet. Jack is a PhD candidate in the Department of Public Health at La Trobe University

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

Arius Raposas
History, Political Science, Public Administration


Teemu Leinonen
education, new media, design, media studies, learning environments

Teemu is an Associate Professor of New Media Design and Learning at the Media Lab of Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture in Helsinki, Finland. Teemu's research interest is New Media, especially related to applications, solutions and services of e-learning, collaborative learning, collaborative group work and creative work.


Brian McKenzie
Active learning, pedagogy, First-Year experience, history

Brian is a lecturer in Critical Skills at Maynooth University. His background is in European history but he is also interested in pedagogical research. He uses Wikipedia in the classroom to develop disciplinary skills and information literacy.

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Lionel Scheepmans
Anthropology (digital)

Lionel is actually making a PhD thesis about Wikimedia movement within the laboratory of prospective anthropology at Uclouvain University. He is also one of the administrators on French Wikiversity and founder of the Laboratory for the study of Wikmedia movement. More information at this online CV.

Shani Evenstein Sigalov (Adviser)
Education & Technology, Medical Education, Curriculum Development, Implementing Wiki projects into the academic curriculum.

Shani is an EdTech Innovation Strategist at the American Medical Program at Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University and a PhD candidate at the School of Education at TAU, focusing on Technology and Education (specifically researching Wikidata as a learning platform). Since the early 2000s, she is involved with Project Ben-Yehuda, which is the Hebrew equivalent of Project Gutenberg, and serves as Editor-in-Chief of the project, as well as Chair the charity that supports the project. More details about Shani's experience can be found here.

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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.

Daniel K. Schneider
Educational technology

Founder and main contributor of EduTechWiki

Associate editors

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

Geoff Barker
History of photography, colonial history, 19th century science, GLAM sector, heritage collections

Michael L. Umbricht
Science communication, public outreach, professional development for educators, museum collections

Anastasia Lussier