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WikiJournal of Science
Open access • Publication charge free • Public peer review • Wikipedia-integrated

WikiJournal of Science is an open-access, free-to-publish, Wikipedia-integrated academic journal for science, mathematics, engineering and technology topics. WJS WikiJSci Wiki.J.Sci. WikiJSci WikiSci WikiScience Wikiscience Wikijournal of Science Wikiversity Journal of Science WikiJournal Science Wikipedia Science Wikipedia science journal STEM Science Mathematics Engineering Technology Free to publish Open access Open-access Non-profit online journal Public peer review

WikiJournal of Science is an ISSN-registered, peer reviewed, open access journal in science, technology, engineering and mathematics published free of charge. The journal is hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation, the same organization that runs Wikipedia. Articles that pass peer-review are published as a citeable, indexed PDF, and suitable text and images are integrated into Wikipedia and related projects (with a link to the indexed PDF). The vast readership of Wikipedia results in a high effective impact of included works.

The journal publishes both review articles and original research in various formats. WikiJournals enable academic and research professionals to contribute expert knowledge to the Wikimedia movement in the academic publishing format that directly rewards them with citable publications. Included works are assigned DOI codes (permanent links to each work via Crossref).

The journal targets a broad population spanning from advanced researchers and professionals to students and laypersons, wherein the latter can get quick explanations of advanced terms by in-line links to Wikipedia.

Unique publication features


Appropriate material is integrated into Wikipedia for added reach and exposure

Public peer-review

At least 2 reviewers per article. All peer reviews are published and publicly accessible

Open Access

All of our published articles are openly accessible under a free Creative Commons or similar license

Free to publish

We are a fully non-profit journal with a volunteer board of editors, and we therefore have no publication charges of any kind

Further information:



All accepted articles are published in two forms:

Article submissions are peer reviewed by at least two experts. Then the editorial board decides whether to publish the article in the journal. The journal emphasises transparency throughout the process, from peer reviews to final versions: all versions are freely accessible online.


The journal is able to offer its services for free, thanks to support from the Wikimedia Foundation, and to fully volunteer peer reviewers, editors and editorial board members. WikiJournal of Science is part of the WikiJournal Publishing Group, which is also the formal publisher of the journal.

Anyone may edit journal pages, but only minor edits to accepted journal articles (e.g. spelling) are permitted. Any edits that change the content of a published article require an additional round of peer-review, and if accepted, are published in an updated version of the page. Suggestions for updates of the main text of published articles may be created as separate drafts that are re-submitted to undergo peer review before being used to update the article.

All articles are open to post-publication peer review, and edit suggestions can be added at the "Discuss" tab at the top of each page.


WikiJournal of Science abides by several journal guidelines:

Indexing and impact

 Open Publishing Award winner
(open publishing model category)

The journal is currently indexed in the following databasesː

The journal is also listed in:

The journal prioritises diverse impact across a range of metrics, such as its AltMetric score, in addition to traditional Impact Factor (Not yet assigned by Web of Science; unofficial estimation here). Additionally high reach is achieved for those articles integrated into Wikipedia.