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

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

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WikiJournal of Science

An open access journal with
no publication costs – About
ISSN: 2470-6345
Frequency: Continuous

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

The WikiJournal of Science 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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Thomas Shafee (Editor in Chief)
Additionally: Twitter and Facebook admin
Biochemistry, genetics, bioinformatics, evolution

Dr Thomas Shafee is an evolutionary biochemist researching antimicrobial proteins at the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science, Melbourne, Australia. He is particularly interested in how protein superfamilies evolve and how that information can be used to engineer proteins for human uses.

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Felipe Schenone
Philosophy, logic

Felipe Schenone is a philosopher and logician by training, web developer and wiki-expert by trade. Contributor to Wikipedia and other wikis since 2008, he believes that science and academia should ditch paid journals and embrace open knowledge.

Henry A. Hoff
Physics, mathematics, geology, materials sciences, mineralogy, high-temperature superconductors, radiation, spectroscopy, next-generation semiconducting diamond electronic devices, solid state diffusion, surface science

My original research efforts have been performed through participation per numerous grants from the USA Department of Energy at Argonne National Laboratory and Department of Defense at the Naval Research Laboratory.

W. Brian Whalley
Geomorphology (general), glacial geology, sediments, weathering processes, education+pedagogy

Markus Pössel
Additionally: Facebook admin
Astrophysics, astronomy, general relativity

Markus Pössel is Managing Scientist at Haus der Astronomie, Heidelberg's Center for Astronomy Education and Outreach. He has helped to bring general relativity and introduction to general relativity, among other articles, to Featured Article status.

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Ian Alexander
Requirements engineering, biology, history and philosophy of biology

Ian Alexander is a retired systems engineer who has helped to bring over 100 Wikipedia articles on biology, and its history and philosophy, to 'Good Article' status.


Florian Weller
Zoology, conservation ecology, ecological modelling, palaeontology, geology

Dr Florian Weller is an ecologist working with population models of endangered species, currently at the University of Cape Town.

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Daniele Pugliesi
Chemical engineering, process engineering

Daniele Pugliesi is a multipotentialite Lecturer and Technical Consultant providing training and assistance in many fields related to industrial activities, management and sustainability.

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Sylvain Ribault
Mathematical physics, theoretical physics, mathematics

Sylvain Ribault is a researcher at the Institute for Theoretical Physics in Saclay. He sometimes blogs on the subjects of scientific publishing and conformal field theory.

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Melanie Stefan
Additionally: Twitter and Facebook admin
Computational biology, biochemistry, neurobiology, statistics

Melanie Stefan is an Edinburgh-Zhejiang lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, whose research group focuses on using computational tools to understand learning and memory.


Jack Nunn
Additionally: Twitter and Facebook admin
Public involvement in research and health services, public health genomics

Jack Nunn is a researcher in the Department of Public Health at La Trobe University. His research is in creating and evaluating equitable and ethical ways for people to participate in all aspects of research and science. Jack is currently a PhD candidate exploring genomics research and ways of involving people. Jack is the founder and Director of the not-for-profit education organisation 'Science for All'.

Sridhar Gutam
Plant physiology of agricultural and horticultural crops

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Guy Vandegrift
Physics, engineering, mathematics

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

Thijs van Vlijmen
Cell biology, protein science

Dr. Thijs van Vlijmen completed his Ph.D. at Utrecht University in the Department of Cell Biology in the University Medical Center Utrecht in 2008. After that he started working at Springer Science+Business Media as a publishing editor. He is currently Associate Editorial Director for Australia and New Zealand at Taylor & Francis.


Kelee Pacion
Additionally: Twitter and Facebook admin
Instructional design, science communication, research, education, and some science policy

Kelee Pacion is the Biology and Environmental Sciences Librarian at Princeton University. Her interests are science communication, information literacy, and education.

Edmund F. Palermo
Polymers, biomaterials, biomimicry

Ed Palermo is an Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY). His interests are in polymer science and biomaterials.


Tina Qin
e-Science, scholarly communication, chemical informatics

Tina Qin is the science and engineering librarian and lecturer at Department of Chemistry at Vanderbilt University. She is particular interested in e-Science, scholarly communication and chemical informatics.

Loren Cobb
Applied math, simulations, statistics, sociology, economics, political science, computer science

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Paula Diaconescu
Inorganic chemistry, organometallic chemistry, catalysis, polymers

Paula Diaconescu is a Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research group focuses on switchable catalysis, a new area of chemistry inspired by nature’s sensory processes. Switchable catalysts use external triggers in order to toggle between multiple species with different reactivity.

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Andrew Leung
Climatology, atmospheric science, aviation

Andrew Leung is a climatologist working at Environment and Climate Change Canada. He is a contributor to Wikipedia and many of its sister projects.

José Lages
Theoretical physics

José Lages is an Associate Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Burgundy Franche-Comté, Besançon, France. His recent researches focus on Chaos in Quantum Physics, Chaos in Astrophysics, and Complex Networks. He co-invented the Wikipedia Ranking of World Universities obtained from the statistical analysis of Wikipedia articles network for different language editions.

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Thais C. Morata
Public Health, Occupational Health, Hearing Science, Communication Sciences and Disorders

Thais Morata is a Research Audiologist at the US NIOSH and coordinator of the NORA Manufacturing Sector Council. She created the Safe-in-Sound Excellence in Hearing Loss Prevention Awards™, is a founding associate editor for the International Journal of Audiology, and a founding editor of the Cochrane Work Review Group. She co-instructs several graduate classes and promotes the Wiki Edu platform.

Jonathan Holland
Mathematical analysis, differential geometry, general relativity, twistor theory

Vinod Scaria
Genomics, Genome Informatics, RNA Biology

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Ed Baker
Taxonomy, zoological nomenclature, biodiversity informatics, bioacoustics

Ed Baker is an orthopterist and bioacoustician at the University of York, and Scientific Associate of the Natural History Museum, London.

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Scott A Thomson
Zoology, Paleontology, Taxonomy, Nomenclature, ICZN, Turtles, Conservation

Herpetologist, taxonomist and paleontologist with a major interest in nomenclature and the development of good science through best practices, good publishing methods and teaching as well as a multidisciplinary approach.


Mad Price Ball
Open/participatory/citizen science, genetics, biotechnology, health & human subjects research

Trained in biotech, now highly interdisciplinary focus on empowering individuals & community to take an active role in leading and contributing to research about themselves.

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Jeff Lundeen
Physics, Metrology, Optics, Quantum Information, Photonics, Quantum Metrology, Fundamental Issues in Quantum Physics

Jeff Lundeen is the Canada Research Chair in Quantum Photonics. He heads an experimental laboratory at the University of Ottawa that uses photons to study the unique characteristics of quantum physics, to carry information for quantum computing, and to build quantum-enhanced sensing and measurement devices.

Rosemary J Redfield
Microbiology, genetics, evolution

30 years as faculty at University of British Columbia (research, teaching) - Publications.

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Yulia Sevryugina
Board member from: 16 August 2020
data science, cheminformatics, information science, crystallography, inorganic chemistry, chemistry education

Research career in chemistry: coordination chemistry, small molecule crystallography, medicinal, and boron chemistry. As faculty at TCU, I was leading a research group in the the development of dopamine targeting drugs. Currently, at the University of Michigan, my research interests are in data science and scientometrics as related to chemistry and biomedical research.

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Moritz Schubotz
Board member from: 16 August 2020
computer science, digital libraries

Moritz Schubotz and his group research on Mathematical Information Retrieval at the Department of Mathematics at FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure. His main interests are: research, teaching, building research infrastructure, establish a FAIR scholary practice.

Associate editors

Christos Noutsos
Genomics, Plants, Bioinformatics

Jenny R. Lenkowski
Developmental biology, neurobiology

Hemachander Subramanian
Theoretical and computational investigations of biological systems

Gorla Praveen
Electronics, Information & Communication Technology, Telecommunication, Wireless Networks, Software Defined Radios, Wireless Localization.

Jessica Polka
Scholarly publishing, bacterial cell biology, synthetic biology

Konrad U. Förstner
Bioinformatics, Systems biology, RNA-Biology, Infection biology

Joanna Argasinska
Molecular biology

Dan Graur
Evolution, molecular evolution, genome evolution, phylogeny, evolutionary bioinformatics

Elizabeth Van Volkenburgh
Plant physiology, agriculture, plant responses to the environment

Tony Ross-Hellauer
Open Science; Open Access; FAIR data; science policy; research integrity; innovative research infrastructures; alternative peer review models; information ethics; philosophy of technology

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

Emanuele Natale
Board member from: 16 August 2020
Theory of algorithms, collective animal behavior, machine learning

CNRS researcher since January 2019, previously Simons Fellow at UC Berkeley and Postdoctoral Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics