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

Editorial board application of Amelia ButtressEdit

Discussions are archived for review purposes. Please start a new discussion to discuss the topic further.

Result: Accepted into the editorial board. After unanimous support. Mikael Häggström (discusscontribs) 21:28, 15 May 2020 (UTC)

Next steps (add DONE or {{Done}} after someone has performed the task):
  1.  Y Done Send a welcome message
  2. __ Confirm email address
  3. __ Copy their information over to editorial board page using the {{WikiJournal editor summary}} template
  4. __ Direct-add them to the WJMboard mailing list (via this link) which will grant them access to the private page only visible to board members
  5. __ Welcome them at the WJMboard mailing list so that they are informed

Finally, move the application to this year's archive page (Suggested email template)

WikiJournal of Science editorial applications

Editorial board application of Gorla PraveenEdit

Gorla Praveen Phd (Pursuing from July 2019), M.E (2017-2019) (website)
Areas of expertise: Telecommunications, Wireless Sensor Networks, IoT, Radar Engineering, Wireless Localization.

Relevant experience:

Professional - Junior Research Fellow (From July 2019)
Publishing - From, during my Masters I have been involved in setting up the first Preprint repository of India, The IndiaRxiv ( After one and half year of proposal to setup, including with scholarly and open access policies, IndiaRxiv is launched on 15th August 2019. Currently I am holding the Board member position as a steering committe member. Along the side, I am associated with Wiki Journal of Science ( as an Associate Editor since one year.

Apart from this, my experience include - Chief Editor for AIT Student Union Research Magazine, Special Study report on Object Detection using Wireless Signals, published articles on Observations and Proposed Guidelines for Institutional & Academic Development from Students Point of View, Organizer for Global Wireless Summit 2015

Open - Creative Commons Global Network Member, Program Committe member (also exclusively for Open Science Track)- Creative Commons Global Summit 2020, Open Access India, IndiaRxiv Steering committe member, Wikimedia, The Learning Documentation Project.

My previous application as an Associate Editor and for Editorial Board

I confirm that I will act in accordance with the policies of the WikiJournal of Science. Gorlapraveen123 (discusscontribs) 19:34, 27 January 2020 (UTC)

--Gorlapraveen123 (discusscontribs) 19:34, 27 January 2020 (UTC)

  •   Oppose Not enough expericence as an associate editor, apparently did not work on any submission, see user contributions. Sylvain Ribault (discusscontribs) 08:42, 30 January 2020 (UTC)
  •   Comment it does not appear that you've been active in open source. Could you elaborate on your contributions to commons, wikipedia, etc? --mikeu talk 01:37, 31 January 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose No answer to the questions were provided after 5 months. I am unconvinced with publishing and open access experience. OhanaUnitedTalk page 12:45, 12 June 2020 (UTC)

Editorial board application of Yulia SevryuginaEdit

Yulia Sevryugina PhD in Chemistry (website)
Areas of expertise: crystallography, inorganic chemistry, information science, cheminformatics, chemistry education

Relevant experience:

Professional - chemistry research, synthetic chemistry, teaching, outreach
Publishing - list of publications:, reviewed articles for Natural Product Communications; Topics in Current Chemistry, Acta Crystallographica C
Open - have been teaching CHEM 455_505 Special Topics in Biochemistry - Nucleic Acids Biochemistry on Wiki dashboard since 2017

I confirm that I will act in accordance with the policies of the WikiJournal of Science. MLibrarian (discusscontribs) 20:17, 17 February 2020 (UTC)

  •   Support - Particularly useful experience with teaching using the wiki dashboard, as well as both subject-specific chemistry and academic librarianship knowledge. T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 06:39, 28 March 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support - welcome background and practical skills. Chiswick Chap (discusscontribs) 09:10, 28 March 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support - Useful background. No concerns. T Cells (discusscontribs) 12:54, 12 June 2020 (UTC)

Associate editor application of Emanuele NataleEdit

Emanuele Natale PhD (website)
Areas of expertise: Theoretical Computer Science, Computational Biology

Relevant experience:

Professional - CNRS researcher since January 2019, previously Simons Fellow at UC Berkeley and Postdoctoral Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics
Publishing - Program committee member of the 31st ACM Symposium on Parallelism in Algorithms and Architectures and of the 29th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence. (Notice that, in Computer Science, publications in conference proceedings have the same importance to that of journal publications. Program committee members are assigned several submissions to review, they can assign their papers to sub-reviewers and they discuss with other program committee members the papers which should be accepted to the conference.)
Open - Since several years, I've been making small contributions to Wikipedia and sister projects ( If related to this section, I can also mention some experience in developing open source scientific software (see

I confirm that I will act in accordance with the policies of the WikiJournal of Science. Natematic (discusscontribs) 17:17, 8 April 2020 (UTC)

  •   Support - We have such a lack of expertise on theoretical computer science that we had to recruit a guest editor in order to deal with the submission on Binary search algorithm. The candidate is certainly very qualified academically, and has significant expericence in Wikipedia and sister projects. Sylvain Ribault (discusscontribs) 18:46, 8 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support. No concerns. T Cells (discusscontribs) 12:55, 12 June 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support - covers a very useful set of research fields and clear open experience - github and wikis share a lot of principles in common. T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 02:15, 13 June 2020 (UTC)

Editorial board application of Moritz SchubotzEdit

Moritz Schubotz PHD (website)
Areas of expertise: computer science, digital libraries

Relevant experience:

Professional - research, teaching, building research infrastrture, establish FAIR schoolary practice
Publishing - pc memeber in various conferences
Open - long termin contributor to Mediawiki

I confirm that I will act in accordance with the policies of the WikiJournal of Science. Physikerwelt (discusscontribs) 07:44, 3 July 2020 (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 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)

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