Talk:WikiJournal User Group/Editors

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This is a page to discuss the proposed current applications to join the editorial board or as an associate editor of a journal in the WikiJournal User Group.

To submit an application, or view an archive of all precious applications, see the individual journal pages at:
WikiJMed, WikiJSci, and WikiJHum.

As per the journal bylaws, an editorial board member or associate editor is elected after a majority vote, counting after 7 days of voting, by the following electorate:

  • Current editorial board members.
  • Peer reviewers who have completed at least one peer review of WikiJournal User Group.
  • Editors with at least 30 edits to WikiJournal User Group pages.
  • Not an individual voting for herself/himself.

After fulfillment of the above, any current editorial board member can execute the acceptance, by copy-pasting {{subst:WikiJournal accepted board member}} or {{subst:WikiJournal accepted associate editor}} underneath the votes.

WikiJournal of Medicine editorial applications

WikiJournal of Science editorial applications

Editorial board application of Fernando Pinheiro AnduttaEdit

Fernando Pinheiro Andutta DSc PhD MSc BSc (website)
Areas of expertise: small scale processes in physical oceanography

Relevant experience:

Professional - lecturing, fieldwork, research, coding, data management
Publishing - reviewer for various journals in the field of oceanography
Open - Founder of

I confirm that I will act in accordance with the policies of the WikiJournal of Science. (discuss) 23:03, 2 November 2020 (UTC)

  • Comment: The experience looks thin, even for associate editor. Wikiletters looks like a prototype that may or may not take off: an aspiration, not an achievement. Sylvain Ribault (discusscontribs) 07:20, 3 November 2020 (UTC)

Editorial board application of Roger M. RosewallEdit

Roger M. Rosewall Doctor of Engineering (D.Eng.) (website)
Areas of expertise: Systems Engineering

Relevant experience:

Professional - 30+ years professional employment
Publishing - Reviewer for International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)
Open - Currently using MediaWiki to collaborate on a Raytheon project

I confirm that I will act in accordance with the policies of the WikiJournal of Science. Rosewall2020 (discusscontribs) 15:51, 6 January 2021 (UTC)

WikiJournal of Humanities editorial applications

Editorial board application of Amelia ButtressEdit

Amelia Buttress PhD, MA (website)
Areas of expertise: public health, mental health, social epidemiology; poverty and health; social inequities; cultural studies; history of public health; media and communications theory

Relevant experience:

Professional - My work draws from interdisciplinary perspectives and uses historical, qualitative and quantitative methods to understand and address the social and structural context of health behavior, with particular emphasis on issues related to ideology, culture, political economy, health disparities, and the mental and the behavioral health of children. I have directed a national collaborative of child psychiatrist access programs and work with clinics to implement social and behavioral care for children in primary care. I have a specific interest in the advancement of public health education and citizen training, especially using new and digital media technology.
Publishing - Following the publication of my first peer reviewed journal article, I decided I would never again write for a peer reviewed journal. Transferring ownership to a remote address where the results of my learning would be hidden behind a paywall in a style and context that isn't accessible to most isn't what motivated me to enter the professional field of public health. Following that instructive experience, I turned to the development of websites and other interactive technologies to explore the complex relationships between form, content, learning, and teaching.
Open - Before entering the field of public health, I gained open experience in multiple settings. As a program manager for a human rights organization, I contributed to the design and implementation of a web forum for information, advocacy and change in the promotion of women's human rights around the world. During my master's studies in Philosophy, Media, and Communication Studies at the European Graduate School, I helped to cultivate and moderate online learning seminars as well as local and regional networking opportunities among an international student body. In public health, I have designed and developed online training and educational platforms to support patient centered and trauma/resilience-informed practices in clinics, schools, and other social services for children and families. As the program director for the National Network of Child Psychiatry Access Programs, I collaborate with clinicians to support the transfer of knowledge from the field of child psychiatry (and its associated disciplines)to pediatric and primary care settings. Since 2016, I have taught courses on Media, Politics, and Evidence in Public Health using Wikipedia's wonderful course resources to train students both to translate complex ideas into common language and to cultivate an awareness of the media environment in which we all swim.

I confirm that I will act in accordance with the policies of the WikiJournal of Humanities. Gingerninjagirl (discusscontribs) 23:33, 26 April 2020 (UTC)

  Support Thanks for applying to join the board! Your areas of expertise would be great additions, and I see that you have been teaching with WikiEducation as part of the activities for many years. This looks like a wonderful combination of experiences to bring to the board. Eyoungstrom (discusscontribs) 14:25, 3 May 2020 (UTC)

WikiJournal Technical Editor applications

Jacob Cody Naccarato (Cody naccarato)Edit

Qualifications & experience

I have been active on the Wikis for 2 years and 2 months, starting my journey with the not-for-profit “Helping Give Away Psychological Science” (HGAPS) and am part of their User Group. This organization is dedicated to information dissemination, with Wikiversity being a primary platform for these goals. It is from special projects in HGAPS that I have gained excellent technical experience on Wiki as well as great familiarity editing Wiki pages. I have intermediate understanding of transclusion and templates, and an excellent set of skills for Wiki formatting and Wiki text editing. A special project to note would be the emergency banner system I implemented for HGAPS’ Wiki pages. This project highlights my ability to understand complex Wiki code and apply them in a stylistic, useful, and impactful way. Current personal projects include importing templates into Wikiversity from Wikipedia as to increase functionality for users on the Wikiversity project. An example of a template I have successfully imported from Wikipedia is found here, and it allows users to document the source page they pulled a transcluded section from. I still have much to learn about Wiki, and I look forward to exploring these possibilities as a potential technical editor!

I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and I currently work as a therapist for children with ASD. It is through this experience, as well as my time with HGAPS, that I have developed insight into the value and power that open source platforms can have. I took statistics courses and coding courses during my time here, and have a good understanding of object-oriented programming.


I confirm that I will act in accordance with the policies of the WikiJournal User Group. Cody naccarato (discusscontribs) 02:28, 3 December 2020 (UTC)

Jenna Harmon (Jeharmon7)Edit

Qualifications & experience

I have been active on the Wikis since September 2020 (3 months), when I became a member of the volunteer organization Helping Give Away Psychological Science (HGAPS). In HGAPS, we are dedicated to dissemination science through making the "best of the free" in psychological research science widely available to clinicians, researchers, professors, and the general public alike. We tailor our presentation of this information to the targeted audience for most efficient understanding. For example, we explain psychological terms, diagnostic labels, resulting study data, etc. in layman's terms on Wikipedia for the general public but present data and research in more detail for those who already understand such information like clinicians, researchers, etc. on Wikiversity. During my time as an HGAPS member, I have gained experience in editing and transclusion for Wiki pages such as the ADHD page. Recently, I have started learning more about creating and formatting wiki pages. I still have much to discover about the Wikis but I am a fast learner and hard-worker. I am excited about the possibilities involved in being a technical editor.

I received my B.A. in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). While at UNC, I gained experience working in two different research labs as well as completed courses in statistics and research psychology. This experience, in addition to working as a wiki editor for HGAPS, provide a valuable background for the technical editor position.


I confirm that I will act in accordance with the policies of the WikiJournal User Group. Jeharmon7 (discusscontribs) 18:28, 3 December 2020 (UTC)

Logan Smith Logan520Edit

Qualifications & experience

I started editing Wikipedia just over 4 years ago as part of Eric Youngstrom's research lab and Helping Give Away Psychological Science (HGAPS), which is now a recognized user group. I was the inaugural treasurer of the HGAPS student club at UNC-Chapel Hill and handled the paperwork to have HGAPS recognized as a corporation in North Carolina and a nonprofit in the United States (along with help from another student). Throughout my time in this position, and in subsequent roles as a mentor to new chapters, I have taught others how to use Wiki. All this to say, I have considerable experience making edits, though I have much still to learn about the platform and how Wikimedia projects connect with one another.

I have some degree of experience with academic journals (including one paper that I am a coauthor on in the WikiJournal of Medicine), and I have a strong educational background to draw upon. I graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2018 with a bachelor's degree in psychology and history. I am currently enrolled in a doctoral program in clinical psychology and plan to pursue a career in academia after graduating.


I confirm that I will act in accordance with the policies of the WikiJournal User Group. Logan520 (discusscontribs) 03:59, 6 December 2020 (UTC)

Wilson Jacobs (WillyTheVolleyball)Edit

Qualifications & experience

For 2.5 years, I was an Executive Assistant, then Executive Coordinator, at one of the most popular kid-centric channels on YouTube. Within these roles, I handled similar administrative duties as described under the ‘Newly submitted articles’ and ‘New editorial applications’ sections of the technical editor role summary, such as spearheading the on boarding process for newly hired assistants, and creating databases to track the performance of the channels’ videos. I left my job at the channel in June 2020 in order to apply my professional experience towards developing engaging educational and psychological treatment tools on open access platforms like YouTube and Wikipedia.

I have volunteered at the non-profit, Helping Give Away Psychological Science (HGAPS) for the past several months. In that time, I have re-vamped the organizations’ digital video presence through editing and uploading every video. Since HGAPS’ YouTube channel re-launch less than two months ago, we have accumulated over 143 subscribers. I have added various HGAPS videos to Wikiversity, which explain technical skills within Wiki platforms, such as conducting a Wikidata Query. Simultaneously, I have supplemented my own working familiarity with the Wiki platforms by completing all of the Professional, and Wikidata Professional Development Modules on Wiki Education, and applied what I learned from the modules by editing several Wikidata statement entries myself. In addition to HGAPS, I currently volunteer for two academic psychology labs. Due to my extensive professional experience on open access platforms, and a diligence to learn and contribute more, I believe I can be an asset as a technical editor. Thank you all for your consideration.

Also in regards to my educational background, I earned a degree in Communication Studies with a concentration in Media and Technology Studies and Production from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2016.


I confirm that I will act in accordance with the policies of the WikiJournal User Group. WillyTheVolleyball (discusscontribs) 01:43, 7 December 2020 (UTC)

Emma Choplin (Emmagch)Edit

Qualifications & experience

I started editing Wikipedia over 4 years ago as part Helping Give Away Psychological Science (HGAPS), a recognized user group. I was the president-elect, president, and past-president of the HGAPS student club at UNC-Chapel Hill and an active alumni member where I often teach members more complex wiki code and tricks to increase the user experience for the Wiki audiences as well as increasing exposure to related wiki content. I have also educated my team on uploading images to Wikimedia and how to claim authorship of it properly which has increased images that stick. I also enjoy helping Wikimedia by reviewing images and tagging what is in the image and categorizing them for those who uploaded without filling out a lot of helpful information. I assist a lot of HGSPS wiki users on how to optimize their wiki user page with information like user boxes and links so that the community can learn more about them. I was a critical member for Dr. Eric Youngstrom in helping him understand the WikiJournal review process and making sure to implement the feedback left by reviewers including technical reviewers so I am familiar with what to keep an eye out for. My HTML coding along with R Studio coding also makes me a good editor for Wikidata. I am currently a Research Associate in the Social and Cultural Neuroscience Lab at University of Miami in the Psychology department. This means that I have academic writing experience beyond clinical psychology but for affective science, cognitive and behavioral neuroscience, pain medicine, racial and gender bias research, doctor-patient relationships, and physiological data. I have a diverse wealth of experience making edits, on Wikiversity, Wikimedia, and Wikipedia but still need to deepen my base for Wikidata but I am a dedicated learner. I graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 201 with a B.S. in Psychology and a double-minor in Neuroscience and Religious Studies. I am currently waiting to hear back from six graduate programs from a Ph.D in Clinical Psychology. Checkout more about me and my training and Wikieducation on my Wikipedia Userpage, I also have a profile on every single Wiki branch:


I confirm that I will act in accordance with the policies of the WikiJournal User Group. Emmagch (discusscontribs) 17:57, 7 December 2020 (UTC)

Josh Langfus (joshal)Edit


Qualifications & experience

I am a Ph.D. student in the Clinical Psychology program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, having previously received a double BA in Cognitive Science and Philosophy from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. As part of my research program and graduate training, I have extensive experience with academic writing and publishing scientific articles in professional journals. This includes experience researching, organizing, drafting, and editing academic work at a commercial publication standard. I also have technical expertise in the Wikimedia source language as well as coding more broadly. I have built my own Wiki for use in my lab group, and I also have experience creating data visualizations in R and Python (e.g., an interactive tool for assessing clinical significant change in psychotherapy patients). In the area of open science, I have used the OSF platform extensively to archive my own work, and also as a tool to supplement resources on Wikiversity by providing a "version of record" for documents. In my role as a mentor and team leader in the non-profit Helping Give Away Psychological Science (HGAPS), I have contributed to resources on Wikiversity on topics such as mental health care during the COVID-19 pandemic, responding to incidences of community violence, and the prevalence of bipolar disorder around the world. I have been active on Wikipedia/Wikiversity/Wikidata since 2018.


I confirm that I will act in accordance with the policies of the WikiJournal User Group. Joshal (discusscontribs) 22:42, 8 December 2020 (UTC)

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Employment agreementEdit

WikiJournal employs the Employee in the capacity of Technical editor, which duties shall include those set out in the Responsibilities section below, and any other such duties as may be required by Employee from time to time upon the following terms and conditions:

  • Editing submitted articles to WikiJournal:
    • Copyediting articles (including image formatting, reference formatting, and checking image attributions)
    • Managing journal metadata (including articles, authors, reviewers, and editors)
    • Preparing and uploading the pdf version of articles
    • Generating DOI codes (Digital Object Identifiers) for accepted articles
  • Assisting in arranging peer reviews of articles submitted to WikiJournal, by regularly checking the potential upcoming articles, and offer assistance to peer review coordinators at least in articles with delayed progression. Such assistance may be in organizing lists of names, credentials and emails of potential peer reviewers.
  • Keeping a record of tasks performed and how much time was used for each task, to be presented monthly to the administrative board of WikiJournal.

In consideration for Employee's service, WikiJournal shall pay the Employee $20 per hour, payed within a reasonable time upon receiving the monthly report from the Employee.

Duration of contract

The contract shall commence on January 10, 2021 and shall continue in effect until the total compensation across the technical editor team has reached $1400.


The Employee must keep the confidentiality of works, author or peer reviewer identities, or other privileged information unless permission has been granted to disclose such material or information. The Employee must not retain such works for personal use.

Scientific misconduct

The Employee should act in accordance with the policies of WikiJournal, as described in the Bylaws and Ethics statement of WikiJournal. In case the Employee suspects scientific misconduct or undisclosed conflicts of interest, the Employee should inform the editor-in-chief or an editorial board member of the affected journal.

Mikael Häggström (discusscontribs) 01:07, 15 February 2021 (UTC)

On behalf of WikiJournal

[Tech eds to sign here]
Jenna Harmon Jeharmon7 (discusscontribs) 17:09, 18 January 2021 (UTC)
Logan Smith --Logan520 (discusscontribs) 21:18, 18 January 2021 (UTC)
Emma Choplin --Emmagch (discusscontribs) 11:12, 28 January 2021 (UTC)
Wilson Jacobs --WillyTheVolleyball (discusscontribs) 15:53, 29 January 2021 (UTC)
Joshua Langfus -- Joshal (discusscontribs) 21:59, 1 February 2021 (UTC)


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