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

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WikiJournal of Medicine

An open access journal with no publication costs – About

ISSN: 2002-4436
Frequency: Continuous

Since: March 2014
Funding: Wikimedia Foundation
Publisher: WikiJournal User Group
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ARTICLE in Journal of Epidemiology and Public Health
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09-29: Listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals
09-27: Prizes introduced for best articles in 2017
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Best article Prize

All articles of any format submitted during 2017 are eligible for a competition with prizes of $200, $100, and $50 (see details here)

Aims and scope

WikiJournal of Medicine is a peer reviewed scientific journal in medicine and biomedicine. It is open access with no publication cost for authors.

The journal has two goals. Its main objective is to gather and provide free access to high-quality, peer reviewed medical knowledge. Secondarily, it also aims to use such knowledge to improve Wikipedia articles, or Wikimedia Foundation projects.

Therefore, the journal publishes both original research, and review articles in various formats. WikiJournal enables academic and medical professionals to contribute expert knowledge to the Wikimedia movement in the academic publishing format that directly rewards them with citable publications. The journal is Crossref registered and the included works are assigned DOI codes (permanent links to each work) alongside being indexed by Google Scholar and Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). Any work that is then included in Wikipedia is cited by the encyclopaedia, so that readers can find the peer-reviewed PDF.

The journal targets a broad population spanning from advanced researchers and clinicians to students and laypersons, wherein the latter can get quick explanations of advanced terms by in-line links to Wikipedia.

Unique publication features

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Open Access

All of our published articles are openly accessible under a free Creative Commons or similar license
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Free to publish

We are a fully non-profit journal with a volunteer board of editors, and we therefore have no publication charges of any kind
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Public peer-review

All peer reviews are published and publicly accessible


Appropriate material is integrated into Wikipedia for added reach and exposure



All accepted articles are published in two forms:

Before inclusion in the journal, article submissions are peer reviewed by at least two medical experts. The quality of the peer reviews is weighted in when the editorial board makes final decision on including the article in the journal. The journal emphasises transparency throughout the process, from peer reviews to final version and all versions are freely accessible online.


The journal offers its services for free, by donations to the Wikimedia Foundation, and fully volunteer peer reviewers, editors and editorial board members. WikiJournal of Medicine part of the WikiJournal Publishing Group, which is also the formal publisher of the journal.

Anyone may edit journal pages, but only minor edits to accepted journal articles (e.g. spelling) are permitted. Any edits that change the content of a published article require an additional round of peer-review, and if accepted, are published in an updated version of the page. Suggestions for updates of the main text of published articles may be created as separate drafts that are re-submitted to undergo peer review before being used to update the article.

All articles are open to post-publication peer review, and edit suggestions can be added at the "Discuss" tab at the top of each page.


The publication ethics statement of the WikiJournal of Medicine abides by several international guidelines:


The journal is currently indexed in the following databasesː


More detailed updates are located at Talk:Wikijournal of Medicine

This page is also available in Swedish

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