WikiJournal of Science/Editors
WikiJournal of Science
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:
- 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.
- 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
(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.
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.
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.
Geomorphology (general), glacial geology, sediments, weathering processes, education+pedagogy
Astrophysics, astronomy, general relativity
Requirements engineering, biology, history and philosophy of biology
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Plant physiology of agricultural and horticultural crops
Physics, engineering, mathematics
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.
Cognitive psychology, neuroscience, neurophysiology.
Jack brooks is a postdoc at the University of Chicago working on the sense of touch and proprioception.
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.
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.
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.
Applied math, simulations, statistics, sociology, economics, political science, computer science
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.
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 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.
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.
Bioinformatics, Systems biology, RNA-Biology, Infection biology
Mathematical analysis, differential geometry, general relativity, twistor theory
Molecular evolution, bioinformatics, genomics