Grants:Simple/Applications/WikiJournal User Group/2021/staffing plan

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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 "/>

Period: 1 July 2021 – 31 December 2021

Technical editors[edit]

  • Load: 1 FTE[notes 1] (distributed over 6 employees)
  • Duration: 1 July – 31 December (6 month)
  • Names: Jacob Naccarato, Jenna Harmon, Logan Smith, Wilson Jacobs, Emma Choplin, Joshua Langfus

Description: Key technical processing steps in the preparation, peer review and publishing of scholarly articles. It is a task-based role that will be dynamically distributed between multiple people. This includes: communications between relevant stakeholders, reformatting material between different formats, ensuring copyright compliance, ensuring that metadata is synchonised and up to date for articles, authors, reviewers, and editors, and depositing to relevant databases.

See also: Detailed role description

Back end development[edit]

Description: Creation of a set automated API connections between Wikiversity (front-end content) Wikidata (metadata) and Open Journal Systems (back end editorial management), relevant usage tools, and required bots.

See also: Detailed task description and Technical wishlist

Project management[edit]

All roles report to the Administrative board, who in turn ensure that the joint editorial boards are appraised of key activities. The administrative board will ensure consistent achievement of its mission, and oversight of its programs. This includes strategy development, operations oversight, community management, building external relations and collaborations and administration of the organization.

In the timeframe of July 1 to December 31, 2021, WikiJournal will potentially start the process for creating the administrative infrastructure for having a paid Chief Executive Officer. The infrastructure (including Bylaws modifications, responsibilities and guidelines) and subsequent election of a paid Chief Executive Officer will be approved by voting in the WikiJournal community. The Chief Executive Officer will report to the administrative board of WikiJournal. If this will be completed before a subsequent grant, the payment of a Chief Executive Officer will be shared with the technical editors, so as to amount to a total workload of no more than 1 FTE.[notes 1]


  1. a b c In WikiJournal, 1 FTE corresponds to 48 hours per week