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Latest revision as of 01:28, 27 October 2019

This session is part of the WikiCite track.

This submission has been accepted for WikiConference North America 2019.


Academics in the open: How WikiJournals encourage open scholarship using Wikipedia


Reliability of Information

Type of session:



Imagine a world where you are free to share your scholarly passion. This world exists! WikiJournals are a one-of-a-kind opportunity for scholars to truly take their work into the open. Unlike other open access journals, our processes are transparent and publication is free of cost. Engagement with peer reviewers is fulfilling and supportive. Our acceptance rate is higher than many academic journals, and more engaging. It’s perfect for any level of scholar and a refreshing change from stressful academic publishing.

Come learn about the WikiJournals from authors and members of the journals’ boards. Ask your questions and share with us what you need to make the switch to publishing your scholarship in the open.

The WikiJournal publishing group functions to put articles through academic peer review for dual-publication as a stable, citable version in the journal, and as living documents in Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects. Three journals currently make up this publishing group. The WikiJournal of Humanities is a journal devoted to the humanities, arts, psychology, and social sciences. The WikiJournal of Medicine is an open access, free-to-publish Wikipedia-integrated journal devoted to medicine and biomedicine. The WikiJournal of Science is an open access, free-to-publish Wikipedia-integrated journal devoted to science in its broadest sense.

Academic Peer Review option:


Author name:

Jackie Koerner

E-mail address:


Wikimedia username:


Affiliated organization(s):

WikiJournal of the Humanities board member, representing all WikiJournals

Estimated time:

30 minutes

Preferred room size:


Special requests:

Have you presented on this topic previously? If yes, where/when?:

Yes, Wiki Bootcamp, WikiConference lightning talk, Wikimania

If your submission is not accepted, would you be open to presenting your topic in another part of the program? (e.g. lightning talk or unconference session)