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

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WikiJournal of Medicine

An open access journal with no publication costs – About

ISSN: 2002-4436
Frequency: Continuous

Since: March 2014
Funding: Wikimedia Foundation
Publisher: WikiJournal User Group
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Who is an editor?

The WikiJournal of Medicine 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

Mikael Häggström, Editor-in-chief

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Board member since: 1 January 2015
Academic status: MD

Dr Mikael Häggström is from Uddevalla, Sweden, and graduated from Uppsala University, Faculty of Medicine in 2013. He is currently a resident physician at the radiology department at the NU Hospital Group.

Gwinyai Masukume, Assistant editor-in-chief

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Board member since: 1 January 2015
Academic status: MB ChB (UZ), Dip Obst(SA), MSc(Wits)

Dr Gwinyai Masukume is a medical doctor and public health researcher. His main interest is Women’s health. He is based at University College Cork, Ireland where he is pursuing research on the long-term health of Women and their children.

Lisa Kipersztok

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Board member since: 1 January 2015
Academic status: MD, MPH
Dr Lisa Kipersztok is a family medicine resident at Richmond Clinic and Oregon Health & Science University, USA. She has studied public health in addition to medicine with an interest in how stress, community, and social circumstances affect health.

Carl Fredrik Sjöland


Board member since: 4 March 2015

Academic status: med. kand.

Diptanshu Das

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Board member since: 21 July 2016
Academic status: MBBS, MHSc (clinical child development), MCNe (pediatric neurology) and PDCR

Dr Diptanshu Das graduated from Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata and has a MHSc (clinical child development) from Kerala University and a level 2 masters in Child Neurology from University of Rome Tor Vergata. Earlier he has worked as a clinical research fellow at IPGMER and SSKM Hospital and is currently working at private hospitals in Kolkata.

Thomas Shafee

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Board member since: 24 July 2016
Academic status: MA(Cantab), PhD in biochemistry

Dr Thomas Shafee is a biochemist researching antimicrobial proteins at the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science, Melbourne, Australia. He is particularly interested in how evolutionary information can be used to improve proteins for human uses.

Michaël R. Laurent

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Board member since: 16 August 2016
Academic status: MD, PhD

Dr Michaël R. Laurent obtained his medical degree from the University of Leuven, Belgium in 2009 and is currently specializing in internal medicine and geriatrics. He has recently completed his PhD in molecular endocrinology and is now working at the University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium.

Netha Hussain

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Board member since: 3 December 2017
Academic status: MBBS

Dr Netha Hussain is from Kozhikode, India. Presently, she is pursuing her PhD at the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. She has previously volunteered as a Wikipedian-in-Residence at Calicut Medical College.

Guy Vandegrift

Board member since: 12 January 2016

Academic status: PhD, Assoc. Prof. Physics, Wright State University

Mike Nicolaije

Board member since: 24 March 2015

Academic status: BSc(med), BSc(bio-chem), BLS/AED instr.

Previous board members

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James Heilman MD, CCFP-EM

Board member from 1 January 2015 - August 2017. Dr James Heilman is a Canadian emergency room physician. Heilman is a clinical assistant professor in the department of emergency medicine at the University of British Columbia, and the department head of emergency medicine at East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook, British Columbia. Stepped down upon appointment to the WMF Board of Trustees.

Associate editors

Jitendra Sinha

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Dr Jitendra Kumar Sinha, (B.Sc. Zoology, M.Sc. Neuroscience, Ph.D. Biochemistry)
Researcher and Educator.
Amity Institute of Neuropsychology and Neurosciences (AINN), Amity University, Sector 125, Noida, India.