Talk:WikiJournal User Group/Technical editor

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This is a page for applications to become a technical editor for WikiJournal User Group, and community discussions thereof. New applications should be made below. Before applying, see the Technical editor description page. To apply, please make an entry below, including:

  • Your username and/or name
  • Qualifications for a job as technical editor, such as education and experience in publishing and/or technical processing.
  • Also state: "I confirm that I will act in accordance with the policies of WikiJournal."

Mohammed Sadat Abdulai (Masssly)[edit]


I have been active on the Wikis for more than 8 years since 2011, and have over the period acquired good experience with editing Wikimedia projects. I am comfortable with templates, page transclusion, and the other tasks listed in the Employment agreement. Between 2015 and 2016, I was the Publication Leader for The Wikimedia Education Newsletter, where I was responsible for creating and formatting the pages for every new issue of the newsletter. I am one of the core editorial team members of the Wikimedia Research Newsletter which (is published as a section of The Signpost) has been appearing generally monthly since 2011, and features both recent academic research publications and internal research done at the Wikimedia Foundation.

I have degrees in Statistics and Computer Science. I currently work as a part-time lecturer in Ghana.


I confirm that I will act in accordance with the policies of WikiJournal. —M@sssly 08:28, 1 January 2020 (UTC)

Thank you for the application, Masssly! We are currently discussing it in the admin board. Best regards. Mikael Häggström (talk) 16:36, 25 January 2020 (UTC)


The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.
  • Support Support I feel overall positive about his application. As far as I can recall (correct me if I'm wrong) he signed up as an associate editor of WikiJournal of Medicine back in 2016, although at that time you just added yourself to the list; there was no formal application, so he was hence removed from the list when we converted to an application-based appointment. So I see genuine interest in contributing to the project. In any case, I'm thinking the purpose here is to try out the technical editor role with a temporary appointment until the 200 hours have run out. And I rather start with someone from within the project than spending more time advertising externally, or increase the salary at this time. I am therefore in support of appointing him as technical editor. Mikael Häggström (talk) 16:39, 25 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support From what little I can see, he looks ideal. Chiswick Chap (talk) 20:18, 27 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support I would support this candidate. Smvital 20:22, 27 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Seems to have good experience. --Saguaromelee (talk) 20:24, 27 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support He seems like a good candidate: relevant experience and very committed to what we do. --Eystein Thanisch (talk) 21:05, 27 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Agree with the comments above and very glad to see this moving forward -- it will be a big facilitator for the journals!Eyoungstrom (talk) 21:08, 27 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support I think they clearly have the wiki skills and experience necessary for the role, as well as experience in being well-organised on these sorts of tasks. T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 21:50, 27 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Looks good to me, great to hear about ongoing engagement & interest. Mad Price Ball (talk) 21:58, 28 January 2020 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.
Accepted as technical editor. Mikael Häggström (talk) 19:47, 30 March 2020 (UTC)

Employment agreement[edit]

WikiJournal employs the Employee in the capacity of Technical editor, which duties shall include those set out in the Responsibilities section below, and any other such duties as may be required by Employee from time to time upon the following terms and conditions:

  • Editing submitted articles to WikiJournal, after acceptance:
  • Copyediting, including image formatting and checking reference formatting as well as attributions to creators for images.
  • Preparing and uploading the pdf version of articles
  • Generating DOI codes (Digital Object Identifiers) for accepted articles
  • Assisting in arranging peer reviews of articles submitted to WikiJournal, by regularly checking the potential upcoming articles, and offer assistance to peer review coordinators at least in articles with delayed progression. Such assistance may be in organizing lists of names, credentials and emails of potential peer reviewers.
  • Keeping a record of tasks performed and how much time was used for each task, to be presented monthly to the administrative board of WikiJournal.

In consideration for Employee's service, WikiJournal shall pay the Employee $5 per hour (may become raised in the future), payed within a reasonable time upon receiving the monthly report from the Employee.

Duration of contract

The contract shall commence on April 1, 2020 and shall continue in effect until the total compensation has reached $1400 (280 hours).


The Employee must keep the confidentiality of works, author or peer reviewer identities, or other privileged information unless permission has been granted to disclose such material or information. The Employee must not retain such works for personal use.

Scientific misconduct

The Employee should act in accordance with the policies of WikiJournal, as described in the Bylaws and Ethics statement of WikiJournal. In case the Employee suspects scientific misconduct or undisclosed conflicts of interest, the Employee should inform the editor-in-chief or an editorial board member of the affected journal.

Mikael Häggström (talk) 19:47, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
On behalf of WikiJournal

—M@sssly 22:29, 30 March 2020 (UTC)