Repository: WikiJournal Preprints

Full Name: WikiJournal Preprints
Short Name (or Acronym): WikiJPre
Description: The WikiJournal Publishing Group is a set of open-access, peer-reviewed academic journals with no publishing costs to authors. Its goal is to provide free, quality-assured knowledge.
Accepted Content Types: Journal articles, Preprints
Certificate or Labels:
Closure Date: N/A
Contact: [email protected]
Disciplinary Scope: All scientific fields
Keywords: Wikimedia, Wikipedia, Wikijournal
Launch Date: 2017
Platform: MediaWiki
Platform Languages: English
Record Count: Full text : 52
Repository Type: Multidisciplinary
Service Pricing: None
Status: Open
Terms of Use: Yes
Last Update: 8/17/21
Accessibility of Conflict of Interest Procedures:
Business Model: Non Profit
Funding: Internal funding
Objectives: This preprint server allows you to create and edit academic articles drafts before submission for external peer review. Once you are happy with your article, you can submit it to any journal in the WikiJournal Publishing Group by filling in the WikiJournal submission form, or to any other preprint-compatible journal via their website
Countries: <a href="">United States</a>
Owner Full Name: WikiJournal User Group
Owner Short Name: WJ
Owner URL:
Ownership Type: Publishing organisation (publisher)
Scientific Technical Committees: Yes : includes researchers. Apply to be an associate editor to help organise peer review, formatting and Wikipedia-integration of potential upcoming articles. For more information :
User Committees: Yes : Advisory Board. Board members have four-year terms (no consecutive term limit).
Access to Content: Anyone may access full items free of charge
Access to Metadata: Anyone may access the metadata free of charge
Account Creation: Only needed for submission
Backups: Backup kept in secondary server
Functional Description: Yes via Submission guideline
Interoperability: Yes, content via API ( Metadata via API (
Metadata Formats: Yes : Wikidata item to hold structured metadata
Metadata Languages: English
Metadata Properties: Title, Author(s), Abstract, First Submitted, Author(s) info, Identifier, Licence, Editor(s), Reviewer(s)
Method for Reuse of Metadata: Free, open licensed (CC-BY or CC BY-SA)
Open Source: Yes
Permission for Re-use of Metadata: None
Persistence of Content: Yes, indefinite
Preservation Policy: Wikimedia Foundation archive servers
Function Service Details
Bibliographic References Management Local function Yes: Integrated zotero (via citoid), free.
Commenting/Annotation Local function Yes : Commenting (Open Peer review process)
Endorsement Local function Yes : Via Peer Review Process of the website
Indexing/Search Local function Yes : Google Scholar
Indexing/Search Google Scholar
Metrics Local function Views, for everyone
Metrics Altmetric
Peer Review Local function Yes : As the preprints are then posted in the publisher's journals, the peer review is done by the platform
Plagiarism Detection Local function Yes : Plagiarism go through a test during moderation and open peer review process via Earwig's Copyvio Detector.
Revision and Follow-up Local function Yes : On the website we can follow the worflow of the review of the article
Text Mining Local function Yes, CC BY.
Writing/Formatting Local function Yes : VisualEditor
Academic Applicant Only?: Yes
Accepted Content Formats: Mediawiki (preferred), PDF, DOCX
Accepted Content Languages: English
Accepted Content Level: Research only
Accepted Supplementary Content: Images should be added to relevant articles, as long as they do not illustrate unpublished ideas or arguments. The WikiJournal article should be cited as a reference in the image caption in Wikipedia.
Associated Editor: WikiJournal User Group
Associated Journal: WikiJournals (currently, -of Medicine, -of Science, -of humanities)
Author PID: ORCID, Wikidata QID
Availability of Associated Content: Detailed metadata Wikidata. Figures into wikimedia commons. Dataset sharging encouraged, but no specific location mandated (depends heavily on data type)
Journal Submission: Restricted - manuscript can only be published in journal linked to server
Licensing: Authors choice of CC BY or CC BY-SA license
Mechanisms to Report Concerns About Content: Email administrator
Mechanisms to Report Concerns About Plagiarism: Email administrator
Moderation: In retrospect (checks for trems of service breaches within 24 hours)
Peer Review Status Indication: No
Persistent Identifier: QID and then DOI after Open Peer review process
Remaining Indrawn Item: Basic information remains on a tombstone page
Text Embargo: No, only if the publisher imposes an embargo period
Time from Submission to Posting: Instant
Versioning Policy: Accepts new version
Who can Deposit?: Anyone can post on the platform. Only an account is required ( The creation of the account is free).
Withdrawal Authorisation: Platform
Withdrawal Policy: Yes. There is clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of honest error or scientific misconduct such as data fabrication. The findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper permission or justification for publication in WikiJournal User Group as well? It contains plagiarism. It reports unethical research