WikiJournal of Science/Editors

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WikiJournal of Science is an open-access, free-to-publish, Wikipedia-integrated academic journal for science, mathematics, engineering and technology topics. WJS WikiJSci Wiki.J.Sci. WikiJSci WikiSci WikiScience Wikiscience Wikijournal of Science Wikiversity Journal of Science WikiJournal Science Wikipedia Science Wikipedia science journal STEM Science Mathematics Engineering Technology Free to publish Open access Open-access Non-profit online journal Public peer review



Who is an editor?

The WikiJournal of Science 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 article's Discussion page before triggering a new round of academic peer review.

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

  1. The editorial board is responsible for journal strategy, has final responsibility for ensuring that robust academic peer review is performed in a timely manner, and handles any confidential article submissions. Information about editorial board responsibilities can be found in the Editorial board page. If you are interested in joining the editorial board, you can apply 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 in the Associate editors page. If you are interested in joining as an associate editor, you can apply here.

All previous editor applications can be viewed.

Editorial board members

Thomas Shafee     (Editor-in-Chief)
From: 30 October 2017
Fields: biochemistry, protein evolution, bioinformatics, convergent evolution, protein engineering, experimental evolution, data science, data visualization, science communication

Dr Thomas Shafee is an evolutionary biochemist and data scientist at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. He is particularly interested in how protein superfamilies evolve and how that information can be used to engineer proteins for human uses.

Felipe Schenone   
From: 5 November 2017
Fields: wiki, logic, philosophy, MediaWiki

Felipe Schenone is a philosopher and logician by training, web developer and wiki-expert by trade. Contributor to Wikipedia and other wikis since 2008, he believes that science and academia should ditch paid journals and embrace open knowledge.

Henry Hoff    
From: 5 November 2017
Fields: physics, mathematics, geology, materials science, mineralogy, high temperature superconductor, radiation, spectroscopy, surface science, astrophysics, metallurgy, electronics, diffusion, crystallography, polarization, metallography, microanalysis, physical chemistry, pyrometer, crystal growth, alloying, defect, electrical resistivity, electron microscopy, actinide, ferromagnetism, transmission electron microscope, X-ray spectroscopy, insulator, electron diffraction, crystal structure, crystal chemistry, doping, casting, optical microscopy, temperature, fracture, phase, calibration, lattice, grain growth, irradiation, surface roughness, superconductivity, fractography, mathematical model, thin film, electric current

My original research efforts have been performed through participation per numerous grants from the USA Department of Energy at Argonne National Laboratory and Department of Defense at the Naval Research Laboratory.

W. Brian Whalley    
From: 5 November 2017
Fields: geomorphology, glacial geology, sediment, weathering, pedagogy

Markus Pössel    
From: 5 November 2017
Additionally: social media manager
Fields: astrophysics, astronomy, general relativity

Markus Pössel is Managing Scientist at Haus der Astronomie, Heidelberg's Center for Astronomy Education and Outreach. He has helped to bring general relativity and introduction to general relativity, among other articles, to Featured Article status.

Ian Alexander   
From: 5 November 2017
Fields: requirements engineering, biology, history and philosophy of science

Ian Alexander is a retired systems engineer who has helped to bring over 100 Wikipedia articles on biology, and its history and philosophy, to 'Good Article' status.

Florian Weller    
From: 24 November 2017
Fields: zoology, conservation biology, ecosystem model, paleontology, geology

Dr Florian Weller is an ecologist working with population models of endangered species, currently at the University of Cape Town.

Daniele Pugliesi    
From: 24 November 2017
Fields: chemical engineering

Daniele Pugliesi is a multipotentialite Lecturer and Technical Consultant providing training and assistance in many fields related to industrial activities, management and sustainability.

Sylvain Ribault    
From: 24 November 2017
Fields: mathematical physics, theoretical physics, mathematics

Sylvain Ribault is a researcher at the Institute for Theoretical Physics in Saclay. He sometimes blogs on the subjects of scientific publishing and conformal field theory.

Melanie Stefan    
From: 24 November 2017
Additionally: social media manager
Fields: computational biology, biochemistry, neurobiology, statistics

Melanie Stefan is an Edinburgh-Zhejiang lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, whose research group focuses on using computational tools to understand learning and memory.

Jack Nunn    
From: 24 November 2017
Additionally: social media manager
Fields: participatory research, public health genomics

Jack Nunn is a researcher in the Department of Public Health at La Trobe University. His research is in creating and evaluating equitable and ethical ways for people to participate in all aspects of research and science. Jack is currently a PhD candidate exploring genomics research and ways of involving people. Jack is the founder and Director of the not-for-profit education organisation 'Science for All'.

Sridhar Gutam    
From: 24 November 2017
Fields: plant physiology, agricultural science, horticultural science

Guy Vandegrift   
From: 5 November 2017
Fields: physics, engineering, mathematics

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

Thijs van Vlijmen    
From: 6 March 2018
Fields: cell biology, protein science

Dr. Thijs van Vlijmen completed his Ph.D. at Utrecht University in the Department of Cell Biology in the University Medical Center Utrecht in 2008. After that he started working at Springer Science+Business Media as a publishing editor. He is currently Associate Editorial Director for Australia and New Zealand at Taylor & Francis.

Kelee Pacion    
From: 21 April 2018
Additionally: social media manager
Fields: Instructional design, science communication, research, education, science policy

Kelee Pacion is the Biology and Environmental Sciences Librarian at Princeton University. Her interests are science communication, information literacy, and education.

Edmund Palermo    
From: 21 April 2018
Fields: polymer, biomaterial, biomimetics

Ed Palermo is an Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY). His interests are in polymer science and biomaterials.

Tina Qin    
From: 21 April 2018
Fields: e-Science, scholarly communication, cheminformatics

Tina Qin is the science and engineering librarian and lecturer at Department of Chemistry at Vanderbilt University. She is particular interested in e-Science, scholarly communication and chemical informatics.

Loren Cobb    
From: 21 April 2018
Fields: applied mathematics, simulation, statistics, sociology, Economics, political science, computer science

Paula Diaconescu    
From: 21 April 2018
Fields: inorganic chemistry, organometallic chemistry, catalysis, polymer

Paula Diaconescu is a Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research group focuses on switchable catalysis, a new area of chemistry inspired by nature’s sensory processes. Switchable catalysts use external triggers in order to toggle between multiple species with different reactivity.

Andrew Leung    
From: 21 April 2018
Fields: climatology, atmospheric sciences, aviation

Andrew Leung is a climatologist working at Environment and Climate Change Canada. He is a contributor to Wikipedia and many of its sister projects.

José Lages    
From: 21 April 2018
Fields: theoretical physics

José Lages is an Associate Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Burgundy Franche-Comté, Besançon, France. His recent researches focus on Chaos in Quantum Physics, Chaos in Astrophysics, and Complex Networks. He co-invented the Wikipedia Ranking of World Universities obtained from the statistical analysis of Wikipedia articles network for different language editions.

Thais C. Morata    
From: 20 May 2018
Fields: public health, occupational health, hearing science, communication studies, communication disorder

Thais Morata is a Research Audiologist at the US NIOSH and coordinator of the NORA Manufacturing Sector Council. She created the Safe-in-Sound Excellence in Hearing Loss Prevention Awards™, is a founding associate editor for the International Journal of Audiology, and a founding editor of the Cochrane Work Review Group. She co-instructs several graduate classes and promotes the Wiki Edu platform.

Jonathan Holland   
From: 20 May 2018
Fields: mathematical analysis, differential geometry, general relativity, twistor theory

Vinod Scaria    
From: 20 May 2018
Fields: genomics, genome informatics, RNA

Edward Baker    
From: 31 January 2019
Fields: taxonomy, zoological nomenclature, biodiversity informatics, bioacoustics

Ed Baker is an orthopterist and bioacoustician at the University of York, and Scientific Associate of the Natural History Museum, London.

Scott Thomson    
From: 19 June 2019
Fields: zoology, paleontology, taxonomy, zoological nomenclature, International Code of Zoological Nomenclature, turtle, conservation science

Herpetologist, taxonomist and paleontologist with a major interest in nomenclature and the development of good science through best practices, good publishing methods and teaching as well as a multidisciplinary approach.

Mad Ball    
From: 11 December 2019
Fields: open science, citizen science, participatory research, genetics, biotechnology, health research

Trained in biotech, now highly interdisciplinary focus on empowering individuals & community to take an active role in leading and contributing to research about themselves.

Jeff Lundeen    
From: 28 January 2020
Fields: physics, metrology, optics, quantum information, Quantum metrology, photonics, fundamental science

Jeff Lundeen is the Canada Research Chair in Quantum Photonics. He heads an experimental laboratory at the University of Ottawa that uses photons to study the unique characteristics of quantum physics, to carry information for quantum computing, and to build quantum-enhanced sensing and measurement devices.

Rosemary Redfield    
From: 3 May 2020
Fields: microbiology, genetics, evolution

30 years as faculty at University of British Columbia (research, teaching) - Publications.

Yulia Sevryugina    
From: 16 August 2020
Fields: metascience, data science, cheminformatics, information science, crystallography, inorganic chemistry, chemical education

Research career in chemistry: coordination chemistry, small molecule crystallography, medicinal, and boron chemistry. As faculty at TCU, I was leading a research group in the the development of dopamine targeting drugs. Currently, at the University of Michigan, my research interests are in data science and scientometrics as related to chemistry and biomedical research.

Moritz Schubotz    
From: 16 August 2020
Fields: computer science, digital library

Moritz Schubotz and his group research on Mathematical Information Retrieval at the Department of Mathematics at FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure. His main interests are: research, teaching, building research infrastructure, establish a FAIR scholary practice.

Associate editors

Christos Noutsos   
Fields: genomics, botany, bioinformatics

Jenny Lenkowski    
Fields: developmental biologist, neurobiologist

Hemachander Subramanian    
Fields: theoretical biology, systems biology, computational biology

Gorla Praveen   
Fields: electronics, information and communications technology, telecommunication, wireless network, software-defined radio, wireless localization

Jessica Polka    
Fields: academic publishing, cell biology, synthetic biology

Konrad Förstner    
From: 20 May 2018 to 20 March 2019
Fields: bioinformatics, microbiology, Infection biology, open science, systems biology

Joanna Argasinska    
From: 5 November 2017
Fields: molecular biology

Dan Graur    
Fields: molecular evolution, Genome evolution, phylogenetics, bioinformatics

Elizabeth Van Volkenburgh   
Fields: plant physiology, agriculture, response to external stimulus

Tony Ross-Hellauer    
Fields: open science, research infrastructure, peer review, information ethics, FAIR data, science policy, academic integrity, Open Access, philosophy of technology

Michael Umbricht   
Fields: astronomy, history of science, science outreach

Emanuele Natale    
Fields: theory of algorithms, collective animal behaviour, machine learning

Jong Bhak    
From: 3 December 2020 to 20 October 2021
Fields: bioinformatics, genomics, geromics