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

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 MA(Cantab), PhD(Cantab) (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 PhD

Physics, mathematics

W. Brian Whalley BSc(Leicester), PhD(Cantab)

Geomorphology (general), glacial geology, sediments, weathering processes, education+pedagogy

Markus Pössel PhD(Hamburg & Max Planc grav. phys.)

Astrophysics, astronomy, general relativity

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Ian Alexander MA(Cantab), MSc(Imperial)

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 MSc(Munich), PhD(Otago)

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.

Joanna Argasinska PhD(Cantab)

Molecular biology

Marc Robinson-Rechavi PhD

Molecular evolution, bioinformatics, genomics

Daniele Pugliesi MEng, Master QHSE Management Systems

Chemical engineering, process engineering

Sylvain Ribault PhD

Mathematical physics

Melanie Stefan MSc(Salzburg), MSc(Open Uni.), PhD(EMBL-EBI, Cantab)

Computational biology, biochemistry, neurobiology, statistics


Jack Nunn 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.

Sridhar Gutam PhD

Plant Physiology of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops

Guy vandegrift PhD

Physics, engineering, mathematics

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Mikael Häggström PhD (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.