Talk:WikiJournal of Medicine/Editors

This is a page to discuss the proposed current applications to join the editorial board or as an associate editor of the WikiJournal of Medicine.
To see open applications across all WikiJournals, see this page.

New applications should be made below. Please see the relevant bylaws, ethics requirements for editorial board members, and ethics requirements for associate editors for eligibility, powers, duties and voting.

Apply to the editorial Board

Apply to be an associate editor

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 of Medicine.
  • Editors with at least 30 edits to WikiJournal of Medicine 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.

Associate editor application of James Bibey


James Bibey 2nd Year Medical Student
Areas of expertise: General medicine (basic anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, statistics, ethics)

Relevant experience:

Professional - Maths lecturing, anatomical prosection preparation.
Publishing - N/A
Open - Significant editing history on English Wikipedia (primarily medicine and anatomy), Wikimedia Commons, and Wikidata under username "Bibeyjj".

I confirm that I will act in accordance with the policies of the WikiJournal of Medicine. Bibeyjj (discusscontribs) 19:23, 24 September 2021 (UTC)Reply

  • They seem a good candidate for assoc editor status, and it would be useful experience for them as well as helpful skills for us. We've been a bit stalled on applications over the last year, so it will be good to get organised again. T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 11:59, 11 June 2022 (UTC)Reply
I agree. I made an entry on the user's talk page whether he's still interested. If so, I think we can go ahead and approve this application. Mikael Häggström (discusscontribs) 15:52, 16 June 2022 (UTC)Reply
I haven't heard back from the wiki talk page, so I sent an email through the wiki system as well. Mikael Häggström (discusscontribs) 03:13, 2 August 2022 (UTC)Reply

Editorial board application of Luis Rafael Moscote-Salazar


Luis Rafael Moscote-Salazar MD (website)
Areas of expertise: Neurosurgery, Neurotrauma, Stroke, Neurointervention, Neurocritical Care, Neurointervention, Evidence Based Medicine

Relevant experience:

Professional - Neurosurgeon graduated from the University of Cartagena, Founder of the Colombian Clinical Research Group in Neurocritical Care and Co-founder of the Latinamerican Council of Neurocritical Care (CLaNi). Research communication, research leadership, mentorship.
Publishing - Experience with publishing in peer-reviewed journals (see Google Scholar profile. Peer-reviewer for several international journals in Neurosurgery and Medicine (see Publons profile).
Open -

I confirm that I will act in accordance with the policies of the WikiJournal of Medicine. NeuroQuimbaya (discuss) 2022-07-12

No details were provided, so I have contacted the applicant to request that they add more information. T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 01:27, 7 July 2022 (UTC)Reply
I've updated the application above with the new replacement information that they sent through. T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 03:55, 13 July 2022 (UTC)Reply
Pending more specific presentation. I'm tending towards support, as the applicant seems active in research and publishing according to orcid ([1]). I think it is appropriate to let him join us. Mikael Häggström (discusscontribs) 03:12, 2 August 2022 (UTC)Reply
Dr. Moscote-Salazar, some questions that have been raised are:
  • Would you be able to provide a webpage or other presentation about yourself? The link provided ( directs to a more general website.
  • Could you provide one or two sentences of what motivates you to join WikiJMed?
  • Would you be willing to begin contributing as an associate editor? The tasks can be described here: WikiJournal_of_Medicine/Associate_editors. We feel we can really need some help with peer review coordination, and you'll have the opportunity to later become promoted to editorial board membership.
Mikael Häggström (discusscontribs) 02:11, 11 August 2022 (UTC)Reply

We need to establish if this applicant has specific Wikipedia experience Rwatson1955 (discusscontribs) 12:52, 3 May 2023 (UTC)Reply

Editorial board application of Helmar Bornemann-Cimenti


Helmar Bornemann-Cimenti MD DMedSc MSc (interdisciplinary Pain Medicine) MBA (health care management) (website)
Areas of expertise: Pain medicine, Anesthesiology

Relevant experience:

Professional - Deputy Head and Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Medical University of Graz
Publishing - Editor in 2 scientific journals ("BMC Anesthesiology", "Pain and Therapy"), Guest-editor in "Life"
Open - Wikipedia author since 2006

I confirm that I will act in accordance with the policies of the WikiJournal of Medicine. Bornhelm (discusscontribs) 09:00, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply

Editorial board application of Alfred Amendolara


Alfred Amendolara MS, DO (3rd year student, expected graduation 2025) (website)
Areas of expertise: neuroscience/neurology, machine learning and AI, epidemiology

Relevant experience:

Professional - My research interests are fairly diverse and span from designing and implementing machine learning models to investigating the neuronal pathways responsible for central pattern generation. I initially worked as a graduate research assistant at Fortune Lab at New Jersey Institute of Technology. During this time I completed my thesis which modeled influenza trends using cutting edge machine learning tools. I went on to work as a research associate at Severi Lab, also at New Jersey Institute of Technology for several years. There I investigated zebra fish motor circuitry using both behavioral experiments and, more recently, computational modeling. I continue to be affiliated with NJIT, although no longer in a paid position. I am currently a 3rd year medical student. I spent the first year in the Addiction Lab at Brigham Young University performing electrophysiological experiments investigating the neural pathways responsible for alcohol dependence. I am currently working in the Payne Lab at Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine as a graduate research assistant. Here I lead a number of projects including protein modeling of KCC2 channels in the brain (in order to investigate its role in addiction behaviors) as well as several in progress systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Additionally I am involved in an on-going clinical trail investigating mechanical nerve stimulation for the treatment of migraines. Over the past year I have actively regularly in reviewing for a number of journals.
Publishing - Founding co-Editor-in-chief of Intermountain Journal of Translational Medicine. I currently serve as the co-editor-in-chief of Intermountain Journal of Translational Medicine, a newly formed peer-reviewed journal published by Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine aimed at early career researchers in the United States and beyond. We hope to complete our first issue by December of this year.
Open - I have edited Wikipedia pages in the past as a none-registered user.

I confirm that I will act in accordance with the policies of the WikiJournal of Medicine. Alfred Amendolara (discusscontribs) 05:12, 3 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

I am not sure that there is sufficient editorial experience with mainstream journals/publishers or with Wikipedia to support Rwatson1955 (discusscontribs) 10:34, 12 January 2024 (UTC)Reply

Editorial board application of Md. Tanzir Islam


Md. Tanzir Islam MBBS, MD (Phase A - Nephrology)
Areas of expertise: Medical Education, Public Health, Clinical Research, Nephrology

Relevant experience:

Professional - As a dedicated physician and an ardent advocate for clinical research, I possess a profound foundation in medical education, public health, clinical research, and nephrology. My medical odyssey commenced at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical College (BSMMC), further refined by an enriching internship at Dhaka Medical College (DMC). My passion lies in diminishing the gap between healthcare providers and patients through strategic knowledge dissemination and active participation in diverse educational platforms. Professional profiles: LinkedIn (, ORCID (, Cureus (, Loop (
Publishing - I have written several medical articles and books, contributing significantly to fields such as pediatric oncology and nephrology. My works include "A Systematic Review on Childhood Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma: An Overlooked Entity," and "A Systematic Review of Pediatric Dialysis in Asia: Unveiling Demographic Trends, Clinical Representation, and Outcomes," both of which have been instrumental in highlighting critical areas in pediatric healthcare and advocating for advanced research and improved patient outcomes.
Open - Honored as a CUREUS Laureate and an esteemed peer reviewer, my endeavors underscore the paramount importance of excellence in medical research and scholarly publication. My scholarly contributions span across nephrology, endocrinology, and diabetes, epitomizing my unwavering commitment to propelling the frontiers of medical science and education.

I hereby affirm my commitment to uphold the principles and policies of the WikiJournal of Medicine, ensuring integrity, transparency, and the advancement of medical knowledge. Md. Tanzir Islam Vespercasper (discusscontribs) 19:46, 24 January 2024 (UTC)Reply

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