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WikiJournal of Medicine

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ISSN: 2002-4436
Frequency: Continuous

Since: March 2014
Publisher: Wikimedia Foundation
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Who is an editor?

The WikiJournal of Medicine is set up such that anyone can be an editor. 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, and how to apply to join the editorial board, are found at: WikiJournal of Medicine/Editorial board.
  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. If you are interested in joining as an associate editor, you can Sign up here.

In addition, being a peer review coordinator is an assignment for a specific potential upcoming article through its peer review processing until publication or rejection. During this process, peer review coordinators find and invite peer reviewers (see guidelines), and correspond with them as well as the manuscript authors. This assignment does not require any particular expertise in the subject at hand, and it can overlap with other responsibilities. Peer review coordinators need to be aware that it may sometimes take several dozens of invitations before receiving two positive responses. If you want to help out as a peer review coordinator, please express this at the Discuss page of the journal or to

Editorial board members

Mikael Häggström, Editor-in-chief[edit]

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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 working as a physician under a rotational internship in Västernorrland.

Gwinyai Masukume, Assistant editor-in-chief[edit]

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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[edit]

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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.

James Heilman[edit]

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Board member since:1 January 2015
Academic status: MD, CCFP-EM
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.

Carl Fredrik Sjöland[edit]


Board member since: 4 March 2015
Academic status: med. kand.

Mike Nicolaije[edit]

Board member since: 24 March 2015
Academic status: BSc(med), BSc(bio-chem), BLS/AED instr.

Guy Vandegrift[edit]

Board member since: 12 January 2016
Academic status: PhD, Assoc. Prof. Physics, Wright State University

Diptanshu Das[edit]

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Board member since: 21 July 2016
Academic status: MBBS, MHSc (clinical child development) and PDCR
Dr Diptanshu Das is from Kolkata, West Bengal, India. He graduated from Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata and has a MHSc (clinical child development) from Kerala University. He has worked as a clinical research fellow at IPGMER and SSKM Hospital before working in pediatrics at private hospitals in Kolkata. Presently he is studying an additional Masters in Child Neurology from University of Rome Tor Vergata.

Thomas Shafee[edit]

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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 protein therapeutics 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[edit]

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. He has (co-)authored about 40 Pubmed-indexed articles.

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Associate editors

To register as an associate editor, simply open an account and add your name to this list:

There is no minimum requirement for how active an associate editor is required to be. Yet, it is strongly recommended that you add this page to your watchlist, as well as join the public email list in order to get updates about journal activity. Ways to contribute are detailed at: Editorial guidelines - How to contribute.