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Basic topics to be discussed on organization of WikiJournal
Hello all, Feel free to post messages here on topics that should be discussed between registered users how we can organize our community, work, portal or thematic pages etc. Separate topics will made for further discussions. The links to the most important and urgent topics will made at "About this board"
kind wishes, Philip
Main Page of English WikiJournal
Hello all The page now looks quite simple. There are only recent published articles. Feel free to share your ideas how we can manage the main page. At least to boxes should be there,I think - Recent added article and the box with new at the website.
WikiJournal movement and its developping
Hello Felippe and Mikael, I am glad to have a skype talk yeterday with you both and found out how we can merge wikijournal and move forward. I do like Felippe's idea to try to make wikijournal.org as a part of Wikimedia foundation and apply as a sister project. It makes sense for me if I can continue develop wikijournal and have a direct support from the foundation. And I do believe that in this case the project will be accelerated and quite popular among scientists and other people who want to share their own articles, works, researches and all kind of information for free, without any cost and commercial benefit for me. So as far as understand you have already applied to Wikimedia to create sister project. (https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikijournal). I am absolutely agree to launch it at wikijournal.org with my participation.
Felippe as you have mentioned you will try to find direct contacts from Wikimedia to discuss how we can organize the work and reach our goal. From my side I will try to do the same and find all neccessary requirements to be a par of foundation
Feel free to invite and involve others from wikijournal of science at wikiversity to discuss all possibilities, opportunities and to share ideas.
Keep in touch and let me know what can I do from my side. Kind wishes, Philip
I was indeed nice talking with you, and I'm positive we'll find a way to join our projects. The purpose is definitely to have WikiJournal as a separate Wikimedia sister project. There are still several steps ahead, and I think the most important next step is to become a "thematic organization", proving that we can work as a separate organization: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_thematic_organizations
I can start a draft of bylaws soon.
Hi Mikael! That's great! Feel free to post bylaws draft here for its commenting and letting others to kniw on it. Keep informed that I have created a page for WikiJournal of Science at it can be edited by all registered users: https://en.wikijournal.org/wiki/Portal:Science And I think it would be very nice to have the status of thematic organization. I start gathering information on it from your provided link, hope that we achieve this goal and have a grants from Wikimedia foundation to develop WikiJournal. I think that we shall also involve our friends throght social networks or other ways to join us to increase our status and possibilities for developping. Keep in touch!
WikiJournal recent updates and news
We post recent news and updated here about WikiJournal. Feel free to comment
Help for the WikiJournal in Italian:
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Done! But I have made anti-bot questions in English for a while. If you provide some simple questions and its answers in Italian, it would be nice
Hi, I'm Ferdinando Traversa and I'm an Italian Wikimedia user. I want to create a WikiJournal Italian edition, if you trust this proposal. I'm here, please contact me for details. Thanks, Ferdi2005
Hello Ferdinando. Please, be kindly informed that WikiJournal Italian has been just created and free to be edited. Feel free to do that and invite WikiJournalists all over the Italy to join the project!
Hello Ferdinando! Yes, it is possible and the Italian WikiJournal can be also installed. I will try to do it by the end of this week, if not, then you should wait for 1,5 week, because I will be on vocation untill 12th of March.
Keep in touch and feel free to post here your questions!
Thanks but there is a problem on the Italian Wikijournal.
Thank you! I have fixed it. If there will be other questions feel free to post a message here
Grazie mille. Chi è l'amministratore della Wiki in Italiano?
Well, just me ) But I don't speak Italian. But you are free to edit pages without administrative access for a while. All adminstators will be selected a little bit later as soon as we orginize wikijournal structure, policy, bylaw etc. As you could notice that there is a group at wikijournal wikiversity and we work on merging the projects into one big.
As an alternative to a complete merge of our projects, there is also the alternative that we (WikiJournal at Wikimedia) apply for a grant from the Wikimedia Foundation to purchase the wikijournal.org domain. You would be able to continue your page, for example through your wikijournal.ru domain. I cannot guarantee that our grant will be approved, but if we apply, what would be your current price for the wikijournal.org domain?
Well there is no need to sell or purchase the domain, even on a grant basis from the Wikimedia Foundation (But I am not sure if it is allowed by the Foundation simply to buy or sell domains). I have read the basic information on grants and the do can make such support and I will continue working on it for developing the project, but we need fulfil all necessary requirements for it
I offer you and all users from wikiversity to join this WikiJournal for free, without any fees and start publishing articles (special page can be done here: https://en.wikijournal.org/wiki/Portal:Science) and other important information as well as share ideas how the project can be organized or merged with WikiJournal of Scinece/Medicine at wikiversity an so on. I think Wikijournal.org has an opportunity and possibilities to follow the main principles and mission of Wikimedia Foundation (free information provided to people all over the world for free, without any ads). And that can allow us to apply as independent sister project supported by the Wikimedia and in future apply for grants to develop WikiJournal.
Feel free to share your ideas. Kind wishes, Philip
The discussion has developed at: https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Talk:WikiJournal/WikiJournal_User_Group#Developing_WikiJournal_project_at_wikijournal.org
I'd like you to add your idea as well about what would be the aim of the project if we merged. As mentioned there, I would personally not be happy about adopting any magazine-like project that does not have any peer review. I fear that sooner or later random visitors would start to write rubbish, which would drag the entire reputation of WikiJournal down.
Best regards, Mikael
To clarify, I think it would be all right to add your existing articles, as long as the long term aim is to have them peer reviewed.
Is it necessary to make for all my articles? How and who will review exsisting articles? Generally I don't mind to make them to be peer reviwed, but I think it is not necessary for all articles? I see it it so if the articles are in the science category then they should be peer reviwed.
Obtaining the status of Wikimedia thematic organization
Hello all! Here I post a message with requirements on obtaining the status of Wikimedia thematic organization, so we can check what is done and what is not. And we can fulfil the requirement step by step. If WikiJournal obtain the status then we have much more opportunities to develop the project and follow the mission of Wikimedia Foundation:
|Minimum active Wikimedia editors||10|
|Suggested minimum members||20|
|Mission aligned with Wikimedia Foundation|
|Compliance with naming guidelines and trademark policy|
|Information about group published on a Wikimedia wiki|
|Plans for activities or efforts to advance Wikimedia projects|
|Allows new members|
|Two designated contacts for Wikimedia Foundation|
|Amendable bylaws approved by Affiliations Committee|
|Two years of activities prior to applying|
|Requires approval by Wikimedia Foundation Board|
|Governing board elected by members including new members|
|Activity and financial reports posted regularly on Meta-Wiki|
|Capacity to represent Wikimedia movement in focus area|
|Typical development time||2–3 years|
|Projected time for approval||4–6 months|
As soon as Wikijournal fits the requirements we should contact The Affiliations Committee
Feel free to comment
Hello Mikael and Felippe! I would like to ask if you have information about Wikijournal of Science group published on a Wikimedia wiki?
The page for WikiJournal of Science is located at: https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/WikiJournal_of_Science
Dear all, please be kindly informed that I have removed all ads from all pages at all existing localizations. If you find some page with ad, just let me know and I remove the ad. So we keep going to fulfil the requirements for obtaining the status.
One of the main goal is to obtain the status of legal organization. I have applied to Mediawiki grand to start this process: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Philip/WikiJournal.org/WikiJournal It is important to obtain the status of official organization for each localization. I start to do it here in Russia, so that WikiJournal attracts scientists to publish peer reviewed articles here. The same status will be done for every localization of the project.