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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

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 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

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Thomas Shafee (Editor in Chief)
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.

Marshall Sumter
Physics, mathematics, materials sciences, mineralogy, high-temperature superconductors, radiation, spectroscopy, next-generation semiconducting diamond electronic devices, solid state diffusion

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
Astrophysics, astronomy, general relativity

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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.

Joanna Argasinska
Molecular biology

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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
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
Public involvement in research and health services, public health genomics

Jack Nunn is a researcher in the Public Health Department in the Centre for Health Communication and Participation 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.

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.

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Jack Brooks
Cognitive psychology, neuroscience, neurophysiology.

Jack brooks is a postdoc at the University of Chicago working on the sense of touch and proprioception.


Kelee Pacion
Instructional design, science communication, research, education, and some science policy

Kelee Pacion is the Undergraduate Life Sciences Librarian in the Albert R. Mann Library, part of the Cornell University Library System.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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Mikael Häggström (Adviser)
Medicine, radiology

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

Associate editors

Marc Robinson-Rechavi
Molecular evolution, bioinformatics, genomics