Grants:Project/Rapid/WikiJournal 2020/Report

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WikiJournal User Group
Open access • Publication charge free • Public peer review • Wikipedia-integrated

WikiJournal User Group is a publishing group of open-access, free-to-publish, Wikipedia-integrated academic journals. <seo title=" WJM, WikiJMed, Wiki.J.Med., WikiJMed, Wikiversity Journal User Group, WikiJournal WikiMed, Free to publish, Open access, Open-access, Non-profit, online journal, Public peer review "/>

Report accepted
This report for a Rapid Grant approved in FY 2019-20 has been reviewed and accepted by the Wikimedia Foundation.
  • To read the approved grant submission describing the plan for this project, please visit Grants:Project/Rapid/WikiJournal 2020.
  • You may still comment on this report on its discussion page, or visit the discussion page to read the discussion about this report.
  • You are welcome to Email rapidgrants at wikimedia dot org at any time if you have questions or concerns about this report.


Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went? The project did make substantial progress in all categories set out at the time of application.


The outcomes are split into first and second halves of the year, to also be used for annual activity reports spanning June 1 to May 31 the following year.

Target outcome Achieved outcome Jan 1 - May 31 Achieved outcome June 1 - Dec 31
Expand participation in the journals Project-wide:

WikiJournal of Science:

WikiJournal of Medicine:

WikiJournal of Humanities

  • 1 new associate editor added

Additional of fully open meetings in addition to board meetings

Presentations, interviews and media regarding the project at the following:

Additional of fully open meetings in addition to board meetings

WikiJournal of Science:

WikiJournal of Medicine:

WikiJournal of Humanities

  • Technical editors
Improve and streamline procedures Development of exemplar wikidata test items:

Large-scale reorganisation to host article metadata in Wikidata

Preparing for greater depth of metadata via STARDIT

Increase professional recognition of journals

Indexing in:

See also:


Projects do not always go according to plan. Sharing what you learned can help you and others plan similar projects in the future. Help the movement learn from your experience by answering the following questions:

  • What worked well?
  • Publication of numerous peer-reviewed articles.
  • The expansion of participants was a great improvement.
  • Indexing in Scopus for WikiJournal of Medicine provides a stamp of high standards in publishing.
  • The system of having a technical editor has elucidated what needs to be specified and improved when hiring in 2021.
  • What did not work so well?
  • Article processing is still slowed by many technical and often repetitive tasks, emphasizing the need for paid technical editor hiring for such tasks.
  • What would you do differently next time?
  • For 2021, there will be a Simple Annual Plan Grant application, which will include further provision for technical editor hiring.


Grant funds at beginning of year[edit]

  • $2000, whereof:

Grant funds spent[edit]

Please describe how much grant money you spent for approved expenses, and tell us what you spent it on.

  • $21.46 for 24 Crossref indexing instances.
  • $210 (171 GBP): Membership in Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)
  • $24: Domain fees for (WikiJournal of Science), and (WikiJournal of Humanities), each now costing $12 per year. The (WikiJournal of Medicine) registration lasted through January 2020, and did not need payment in 2019.
  • Technical editor hiring, required several one-time filing fees for non-profit incorporation in Connecticut, United States, for tax purposes.
  • $50: filing fee for Non-profit incorporation in Connecticut.
  • $275 in application fee for Federal Tax Exemption (501(c)(3) Status).
  • $116.27 in technical editor salary. Detailed task listing here

Total spent: $971.73

Remaining funds[edit]

  • No remaining funds due to carryover error from previous grants. I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 16:44, 18 September 2021 (UTC)

See also[edit]