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WikiJournal of Medicine
Wikipedia-integrated • Public peer review • Libre open access

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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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Article in The Signpost

Presentation at Wikimania 2019
Presentation at American Psychological Association
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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 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

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Mikael Häggström (Editor-in-chief)
Board member from: 1 January 2015
Additionally: Twitter and Facebook admin

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 pathology department at the NU Hospital Group.

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Gwinyai Masukume (Assistant editor-in-chief)
Board member from: 1 January 2015
Additionally: Twitter admin

Dr Gwinyai Masukume is a medical doctor and public health researcher. He holds a PhD in Medicine and Health. His main interest is Women’s health. As an active researcher, he has completed peer review for 20 journals and has co-authored over 35 publications.

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Thomas Shafee
Board member from: 24 July 2016
Additionally: Facebook admin

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.

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Michaël R. Laurent
Board member from: 16 August 2016
Additionally: Facebook admin

Dr Michaël R. Laurent obtained his medical degree from KU Leuven, Belgium in 2009 and specialized in internal medicine and geriatrics. His PhD in molecular endocrinology regarded the topic of androgens and male osteoporosis. He works as a geriatrician at the Imelda general hospital and as a consultant in metabolic and rare bone diseases at the University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium. He has (co-)authored over 75 publications.

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Netha Hussain
Board member from: 3 December 2017

Dr Netha Hussain obtained a medical degree from Calicut Medical College, India. She has a PhD in neuroscience from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. She has previously volunteered as a Wikipedian-in-Residence at Calicut Medical College. She lives in Gothenburg, Sweden.

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Roger Watson
Board member from: 30 January 2018

Professor Roger Watson is from the United Kingdom and is based at the University of Hull. Roger serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Advanced Nursing. He has co-authored over 400 journal articles.

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Keith Brain
Board member from: 11 April 2018

Dr Keith Brain graduated in 1999 from the University of Sydney, Australia. He is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Birmingham, and the lecturer in Pharmacology at Christ Church, Oxford.

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Eric A. Youngstrom
Board member from: 13 June 2018

American clinical child and adolescent psychologist, professor of psychology and neuroscience, and psychiatry, at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is also a co-founder of Helping Give Away Psychological Science.


Mark D. Worthen
Board member from: 8 November 2018

Dr Mark David Worthen is a clinical-forensic psychologist in Park City, Utah. He has worked as a front-line clinician for 32 years. He has three wonderful children who have flown the coop and continue to amaze their Daddy with their wit, pluck, and compassion for others.

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Jason Dixon
Board member from: 23 November 2018
Clinical psychology, clinical education, advanced psychometrics, clinical supervision Allied Mental Health, Epidemiology (East Asian/Sinophere populations)

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Alaa Najjar (علاء)
Board member from: 21 December 2018

Medical doctor studied at Alexandria University. Active on Wikipedia since December 2014. Steward with extensive wiki editing. Has more than 430K edits.

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Prashanth N Srinivas
Board member from: 7 June 2019
Public health, health inequalities

Dr. Prashanth Nuggehalli Srinivas is a medical doctor and public health researcher. He heads the health equity cluster at the Institute of Public Health, Bangalore (India). He is experienced in research on health inequities (especially indigenous health), teaching research methods, health policy engagement, research communication, research leadership.

Angelo Basteris
Board member from: 30 November 2019
Research (stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, science), teaching (welfare technology, electronics, basic)


Amelia Buttress
Board member from: 15 May 2020
Public Health, Cultural & Media Studies, Social Drivers of Health

Dr. Amelia Buttress received a PhD in social and behavioral sciences from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Department of Health, Behavior, & Society in 2014 and an MA from the European Graduate School in 2006. Amelia has worked in human rights, digital arts and media literacy and education, and public mental health. Dr. Buttress has been incorporating Wikipedia into teaching at both the Media, Politics, & Evidence in Public Health and Under Pressure: Health, Wealth, & Poverty levels since 2016.


Candace Makeda Moore
Board member from: 11 October 2020
Information informatics (Radiology), Data science

Dr. Candace Makeda Moore, MD is both a data scientist and medical doctor. Although she works with medical technology as a computer programmer, her training as both a scientist and clinician inform her work. She has been active for a decade in humanitarian medicine and human rights by coordinating and providing medical care for refugees.

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Shani Evenstein (Adviser)
Board member from: 31 July 2019
Medical education

Working as an EdTech Innovation Strategist at the the NY/American Medical Program, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University [TAU], focusing on Curriculum Development, E-learning Strategies and Medical Education.

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Guy Vandegrift (Adviser)
Board member from: 12 January 2016
Physics, engineering, mathematics

Professor Guy Vandegrift teaches physics and astronomy at the Lake Campus of Wright State University, and is currently working to develop Quizbank.

Associate editors

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Jitendra Sinha
Neurobiology, Obesity, Ageing

Dr. Jitendra Sinha is a researcher and educator at Amity Institute of Neuropsychology and Neurosciences (AINN), Amity University.

Ajay Balachandran
Forensic Pathology, Forensic Anthropology

Dr. Ajay Balachandran is a Professor at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi. He is currently doing research in Forensic Anthropology and Forensic Pathology.

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Subas Chandra Rout
Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Subas Chandra Rout is a former assistant professor at K.I.M.S. Medical College in Bhubaneswar, India. He is Joint Director at the Department Of Health in Odisha.

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Mossab Banat
Medical and wikimedia social media publishing

Sheryl Taucer
Immunology, microbiology, hematology, inflammation

Medical Wikipedian, with 10 years of contributions.

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Olatunde Isaac
Food safety and Applied Nutrition,nutraceuticals, herbal medicine and related products

Research, Food & Drug regulations, functional foods, and outreach