WikiJournal User Group

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The WikiJournal User Group (previously the Wikiversity Journal User Group) is a group of scholarly journals that apply academic academic peer review to their content. WikiJournal emphasizes transparency throughout the publication process, from peer review to final version. Thereby, WikiJournal encourages editors to not only summarize existing human knowledge, but also to build upon it. Also, WikiJournal acquires articles containing media (such as images) to enrich Wikipedia articles.

WikiJournals dual-publish accepted articles to create both a stable, formal version, and also integrate suitable information into Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects. It uses an open-access academic publishing model, which scholars and academics may be more familiar with, and so provides citable, indexed articles. It has been a user group of Wikimedia since June 1, 2016.

The mission of WikiJournal is to publish scholarly works with no cost for the authors, apply quality checks on submissions by expert peer review, and make accepted works available on the Internet free of charge, in perpetuity.

Journals in this group[edit]

WikiJournal is intended to be an expanding group of open access journals focused on various topics.


Journal title Logo Scope Peer reviews Abides Indexed & Listed Started
WikiJournal of Medicine WikiJournal of Medicine logo.svg Medicine
Public academic peer review by independent experts ICMJE
See Details
ISSN: 2002-4436
DOI: 10.15347/wjm/
Pubmed: Not yet
DOAJ: Listed
WikiJournal of Science WikiJournal of Science logo.png Science
(inc. physics,
Intended: Public academic peer review by independent experts ISSN: 2470-6345
DOI: Not yet
Pubmed: Not yet
Journal scientifique libre Science None yet Not yet Not yet 2016

WikiJournal of Medicine[edit]

WikiJournal of Medicine is a scientific journal in medicine and biomedicine. It is an open access journal with no publication cost for authors. It was started in 2014. All included articles have been peer reviewed by medical experts. Edits to accepted journal articles may be reverted if they are not merely technical in nature, since changes to the main text may require renewed peer review.

WikiJournal of Medicine abides by several journal guidelines:

WikiJournal of Science[edit]

WikiJournal of Science provides students and instructors at or near the college or university level with concise articles that are focused to specific levels of education. It does not plan to publish scientific research or discussions on how to teach. While editors are committed to having each article reviewed by at least one person familiar with the subject, this is not a traditional peer-reviewed journal.

This journal can accept submissions from any Wikimedia sister project, or even abridged versions of such articles. Each published article is available in both editable and uneditable forms, including a PDF format that is convenient for off-line viewing or paper-copy printing. The CC-by-SA license places well over 5 million articles in this journal's "in-box".

Journal scientifique libre[edit]

A possible French language Journal scientifique libre (Free Journal of Science) was proposed in 2015 and is still under discussion.


You can contribute to WikiJournal in many ways, including those in list below. More specific information can be found at each journal, such as at WikiJournal of Medicine/Contribute.

  • Publishing an article in any of the journals
  • Peer review of article submissions. Further instructions can be found in corresponding pages for each journal:
  • Outreach to potential article authors, including:
  • Many scholars have written theses that are not published, but could very well fit into a journal.
  • Also, the project can be presented to students, such as participants in Students are often required to complete a research project as a part of their studies, and these journals provide them a potential means of getting their projects published.

Important updates to the project are added at the talk page. You can also participate in email conversations about the project by expressing your interest at the talk page.

WikiJournal Council[edit]

The WikiJournal Council consists of users who participate in common interests of the journals at Wikiversity. Members of the WikiJournal Council also direct the creation and/or acceptance of additional journals in this group. Discussions should take place on this Discuss page or at the public mailing list at Membership in the WikiJournal Council is not a requirement to contribute to WikiJournal or any of the included journals, even as a journal official such as a board member. Yet, if you are interested in joining the WikiJournal Council, please express it in an entry at this Discuss page


(Currently under discussion at: Wikiversity:Talk:WikiJournal_User_Group#Pillars)

WikiJournal is an academic journal[edit]

WikiJournal is peer reviewed[edit]

WikiJournal is free content that anyone can use, edit and distribute[edit]

WikiJournal has no firm rules[edit]

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