WikiJournal of Humanities/About

WikiJournal of Humanities
Open access • Publication charge free • Public peer review • Wikipedia-integrated

WikiJournal of Humanities is an open-access, free-to-publish, Wikipedia-integrated academic journal for humanities, arts and social sciences topics. WJH WikiJHum Wiki.J.Hum. WikiJHum WikiHum WikiHumanities Wikijournal of Humanities Wikiversity Journal of Humanities WikiJournal Humanities Wikipedia Humanities Wikipedia Humanities journal Free to publish Open access Open-access Non-profit online journal Public peer review

WikiJournal of Humanities is a peer reviewed, open access journal in the humanities, arts, and social sciences published free of charge. The journal is hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation, the same organization that runs Wikipedia. Articles that pass peer-review are published as a citeable, indexed PDF, and suitable text and images are integrated into Wikipedia and related projects (with a link to the indexed PDF). The vast readership of Wikipedia results in a high effective impact of included works.

The journal publishes both review articles and original research in various formats. WikiJournals enable academics to contribute expert knowledge to the Wikimedia movement in the academic publishing format that directly rewards them with citable publications. Included works are assigned DOI codes (permanent links to each work via Crossref).

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

Unique publication features


Open Access

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

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

Public peer-review

All peer reviews are published and publicly accessible


Appropriate material is integrated into Wikipedia for added reach and exposure

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 Open Publishing Award winner
(open publishing model category)


All accepted articles are published in two forms:

Before inclusion in the journal, article submissions are peer reviewed by at least two recognized 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 Humanities is 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.