Submissions/Wikiversity Journal

From Wikimania 2014 • London, United Kingdom

After careful consideration, the Programme Committee has decided not to accept the below submission at this time. Thank you to the author(s) for participating in the Wikimania 2014 programme submission, we hope to still see you at Wikimania this August.

Submission no. 3056
Title of the submission
Wikiversity Journal
Type of submission
Author of the submission
Mikael Häggström
E-mail address
User:Mikael Häggström
Country of origin
Personal page
Wikipedia:User:Mikael Häggström
Wikiversity Journal ( is a newly created journal that is peer reviewed by the Wikiversity:Peer review process. It avails for people to not only summarize existing human knowledge, but also to build upon it. Compared to conventional scientific journals, Wikiversity Journal offers a greater transparency throughout the whole process, from peer review to final version, it aims to achieve scientific articles of great quality. Thereby, Wikiversity Journal avails for editors to not only summarize existing human knowledge, but also to build upon it. Wikiversity Journal should basically function as a repository of evidence, similarly to the way Wikidata functions as a repository of data for Wikimedia projects. Currently, Wikiversity Journal is mainly focused on acquiring articles containing media (such as images) that can be used in Wikipedia articles. It is thereby aimed at amending the shortage of scientific images across Wikimedia by attracting contributors who prefer to have their works published in an actual scientific journal.
So far, peer reviewers have been hired from a private organization that offers peer review for a fee. It provides peer reviewers that have at least a Ph.D. degree. In the future, however, it is possible that Wikiversity Journal will have an own peer review board of certified members.
The most developed part of this journal is Wikiversity Journal of Medicine. For example, the article "Establishment and clinical use of reference ranges" contains several images that are currently on display in the Wikipedia article Reference range.
The presentation will include more details about the development of the Wikiversity Journal (particularly the Wikiversity Journal of Medicine), the peer review process, potential usage of Wikiversity Journal articles as references in Wikipedia, advantages of Wikiversity Journal compared to traditional academic journals as well as potential issues.
  • WikiCulture & Community
Length of session
30 minutes
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Preliminary PowerPoint slide
File:Wikiversity Journal - London presentation.pdf
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