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WikiJournal of Medicine
Wikipedia-integrated • Public peer review • Libre open access

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Who is an editor?

WikiJournal of Medicine is set up such that anyone can contribute. Minor edits, such as formatting, copyediting and minor wording edits may be done by anyone. Edits that change the meaning of the article require peer review, and should instead be added at the Discuss-page of an article before triggering a new round of academic peer review.

In a practical sense, the editors of the journal are organised into two groups:

  1. The editorial board handles any confidential article submissions, and has final responsibility for ensuring that robust academic peer review is performed in a timely manner. Information about editorial board responsibilities can be found here. If you are interested in joining the editorial board, you can apply here, and all previous applications can be viewed here.
  2. The associate editors help in contacting prospective peer reviewers, formatting accepted manuscripts, and integrating suitable material into Wikipedia. They can also vote in board elections. Information about associate editor responsibilities can be found here. If you are interested in joining as an associate editor, you can apply here, and all previous applications can be viewed here.

Editorial board members

Mikael Häggström (Editor-in-chief)
Board member from: 1 January 2015
Additionally: Twitter and Facebook admin

Dr Mikael Häggström is from Uddevalla, Sweden, and graduated from Uppsala University, Faculty of Medicine in 2013. He is currently a resident physician at the radiology department at the NU Hospital Group.

Gwinyai Masukume (Assistant editor-in-chief)
Board member from: 1 January 2015
Additionally: Twitter admin

Dr Gwinyai Masukume is a medical doctor and public health researcher. His main interest is Women’s health. He is based at University College Cork, Ireland where he is pursuing research on the long-term health of Women and their children.

Lisa Kipersztok
Board member from: 1 January 2015

Dr Lisa Kipersztok is a family medicine resident at Richmond Clinic and Oregon Health & Science University, USA. She has studied public health in addition to medicine with an interest in how stress, community, and social circumstances affect health.

Carl Fredrik Sjöland
Board member from: 4 March 2015

Mike Nicolaije
Board member from: 24 March 2015

Thomas Shafee
Board member from: 24 July 2016
Additionally: Facebook admin

Dr Thomas Shafee is a biochemist researching antimicrobial proteins at the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science, Melbourne, Australia. He is particularly interested in how evolutionary information can be used to improve proteins for human uses.

Michaël R. Laurent
Board member from: 16 August 2016
Additionally: Facebook admin

Dr Michaël R. Laurent obtained his medical degree from the University of Leuven, Belgium in 2009 and is currently specializing in internal medicine and geriatrics. He has recently completed his PhD in molecular endocrinology and is now working at the University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium.

Netha Hussain
Board member from: 3 December 2017

Dr Netha Hussain is from Kozhikode, India. Presently, she is pursuing her PhD at the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. She has previously volunteered as a Wikipedian-in-Residence at Calicut Medical College.

Roger Watson
Board member from: 30 January 2018

Professor Roger Watson is from the United Kingdom and is based at the University of Hull. Roger serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Advanced Nursing. He has co-authored over 400 journal articles.

Keith Brain
Board member from: 11 April 2018

Dr Keith Brain graduated in 1999 from the University of Sydney, Australia. He is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Birmingham, and the lecturer in Pharmacology at Christ Church, Oxford.

Eric A. Youngstrom
Board member from: 13 June 2018

American clinical child and adolescent psychologist, professor of psychology and neuroscience, and psychiatry, at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Mark D. Worthen
Board member from: 8 November 2018

Dr Mark David Worthen is a clinical-forensic psychologist in Park City, Utah. He has worked as a front-line clinician for 32 years. He has three wonderful children who have flown the coop and continue to amaze their Daddy with their wit, pluck, and compassion for others.

Jason Dixon
Board member from: 23 November 2018

Alaa Najjar (علاء)
Board member from: 21 December 2018
Steward with extensive wiki editing, including graphics.

Guy Vandegrift (Adviser)
Board member from: 12 January 2016
Physics, engineering, mathematics

Professor Guy Vandegrift teaches physics and astronomy at the Lake Campus of Wright State University, and is currently working to develop Quizbank.

Previous board members

James Heilman
Board member from: 1 January 2015 - 1 August 2017

Dr James Heilman is a Canadian emergency room physician. Heilman is a clinical assistant professor in the department of emergency medicine at the University of British Columbia, and the department head of emergency medicine at East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook, British Columbia. Stepped down upon appointment to the WMF Board of Trustees.

Diptanshu Das
Board member from: 21 July 2016 - 9 August 2018

Dr Diptanshu Das is a pediatric neurologist from Kolkata and currently works at Institute of Neurosciences Kolkata.

Associate editors

Ajay Balachandran

Dr. Ajay Balachandran is a Professor at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi. He is currently doing research in Forensic Anthropology and Forensic Pathology.

Subas Chandra Rout

Dr. Subas Chandra Rout is a former assistant professor at K.I.M.S. Medical College in Bhubaneswar, India. He is Joint Director at the Department Of Health in Odisha.


Medical Wikipedian, with 10 years of contributions.