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.
Geomorphology (general), glacial geology, sediments, weathering processes, education+pedagogy
PhD(Hamburg & Max Planck grav. phys.)
Astrophysics, astronomy, general relativity
Requirements engineering, biology, history and philosophy of biology
Zoology, conservation ecology, ecological modelling
Dr Florian Weller is an ecologist working with population models of endangered species, currently at the University of Cape Town.
Molecular evolution, bioinformatics, genomics
MEng, Master QHSE Management Systems
Chemical engineering, process engineering
MSc(Salzburg), MSc(Open Uni.), PhD(EMBL-EBI, Cantab)
Computational biology, biochemistry, neurobiology, statistics
BA (Hons), PhD Candidate
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. Jack Nunn’s research area is in creating and evaluating equitable and ethical ways for people to get involved 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.
M.ED (Curriculum and Instruction for STEM) MLS (Academic Librarianship) MPA (Public and Non Profit Management-Graduate Dec 2018)
Instructional design, science communication, research, education, and some science policy
Ph.D. University of Michigan, Macromolecular Sci & Eng (2011)
Polymers, Biomaterials, Biomimicry
e-Science, scholarly communication, chemical informatics
PhD, 44 years in academia (now retired)
applied math, simulations, statistics, sociology, economics, political science, computer science
Professor of Chemistry
inorganic chemistry, organometallic chemistry, catalysis, polymers
M.Env.Sc, Ph.D Candidate (Toronto)
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.
Theoretical Physics, Chaos, Complex Systems