Grants:Simple/Applications/WikiJournal User Group/2022/Final report

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WikiJournal User Group
Open access • Publication charge free • Public peer review • Wikipedia-integrated

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Application or grant stage: approved
Applicant or grantee: applicant
Amount requested: US$103,900
Amount granted: US$103,900
Funding period: 1 January 2022 – 31 December 2022
Midpoint report: 15 July 2022
Final report due: Jan 31 2022 (YEAR + 30 days)

ApplicationEdit

BackgroundEdit

Annual PlanEdit

Annual plan 2022

Budget PlanEdit

Budget plan 2022

Staffing PlanEdit

Staffing plan 2022

Strategic planEdit

The WikiJournal User Group is in the process of potentially becoming a Sister Project within the Wikimedia Foundation, as a platform to host journal content as one of its strategic goals:

See also 3-year plan 2021-2024

IntroductionEdit

The WikiJournal User Group is a community of editors with a thematic focus on bridging the gap between the Wikimedia projects and academic communities. The primary method is through organising a group of peer reviewed scholarly journals. These journals have a strong focus in integrating content into Wikimedia projects, primarily into Wikipedia, Wikicommons, Wikiversity, and Wikidata, according to inclusion criteria and standards of the target wikis. These journals also follow a wiki way of working with a focus on openness, transparency, community input and decision, and zero-cost, open-access publishing. These activities draw input from users who would typically not contribute time and knowledge to Wikimedia projects (both providing content directly as authors, as well as giving deep assessment and feedback as reviewers). The user group is organised into editorial boards with constant email communication and frequent meetings who organise the peer review process, administrate the site, and develop strategy. In addition, members engage in outreach to the research and academic communities through training and editathons at academic conferences, symposia, and other meetings.

The user group has so far been funded using rapid grants since 2017 (reports). Initially these covered necessary subscriptions (e.g. crossref service and COPE membership). In the last year, it has also covered training and a stipend for a 'technical editor' (role description) to assist in necessary technical tasks.

ProgramsEdit

Content contribution and community growth

Summary & Relevance

A core activity of the User Group is the publication of articles in the academic journal format. This includes original research and case studies, as well as review articles. Review articles include from-scratch contributions and material submitted across from other Wikimedia projects.

In these activities, accuracy and thorough auditing of information through a formal process is prioritised over number of separate articles. Each new article is therefore typically quite long and highly audited compared to the average new page on a Wikimedia project.

For organisational strategy, this ensures that increased contribution from authors (typically first-time-users) is matched by growth in editors with Wikimedia experience to shepherd them and organise robust peer review. Constant growth in peer-reviewed content raises the profile of the user group and helps reach additional key thresholds for recognition (e.g. PubMed Central indexing).

For movement strategy, this strengthens the WMF's reputation for caring about quality and pushing new models of knowledge equity.

Attraction of content contribution

Objectives

  • Generate unique content from the academic and scholarly communities
  • Generate high-quality content of use to Wikimedia projects
  • Attract content input from contributors (usually one-off: authors and peer reviewers)
  • Attract engagement from repeat interactors (usually ongoing/repeat: editors, members, followers, readers)


Program metrics and targets

  • Number of content pages created and improved: ___
    • Of which, those having content integrated into WP: ___
  • Number of new contributors (author role): ___
  • Number of new contributors (reviewer role): ___
  • Number of new contributors (editor role): ___
    • Of those, outside of N. America + Europe: ___
  • All above metrics gathered via Wikidata
  • Number of new members (mailing list subscribers): ___
  • Number of new followers (soc. media): ___

Grant Metrics ReportingEdit

Unified grants metrics spreadsheet

Needs RequestEdit

We have a quite a broad member skillset, and are primarily self-sufficient. However there are several items where the experience of the WMF would be very useful.

Requests for operational supportEdit

Midterm reportEdit

Program storyEdit

Optional. Please tell or link to one program story that showcases your organization's achievements during the reporting period. This can be another meta page, a blog post or any other source that tells your program story.

Program ProgressEdit

Content contribution and community growthEdit

Community support and administrative growthEdit

Outreach, awareness and partnershipsEdit

Spending update MidtermEdit

Please link to a detailed financial report for your spending during the first half of your grant period. This should be in the same format as your detailed budget from your Simple APG application.

Please include the total amount of Simple APG funds you spent during the grant period:

  • XXXXXX.XX USD/Local currency

Grant Metrics Reporting MidtermEdit

Unified grants metrics spreadsheet

Final reportEdit

Program storyEdit

Optional. Please tell or link to one program story that showcases your organization's achievements during the reporting period. This can be another meta page, a blog post or any other source that tells your program story.

Learning storyEdit

Optional. Please link to one learning story that shows how your organization documents lessons learned and adapts its programs accordingly.

Programs ImpactEdit

Content contribution and community growthEdit

Community support and administrative growthEdit

Outreach, awareness and partnershipsEdit

Spending update FinalEdit

Please link to a detailed financial report for your spending during the grant period. This should be in the same format as your detailed budget from your Simple APG application.

Please include the total amount of Simple APG funds you spent during the grant period:

  • XXXXXX.XX USD/Local currency

Grant Metrics Reporting FinalEdit

Unified grants metrics spreadsheet -->

Midpoint reportEdit

Global metricsEdit

Program storyEdit

Expenses reportEdit

WikiJournal renewed the contract for continued coverage for Management Liability, which ensures continued operations of the journals in case of legal claims etc. Although it has a certain cost, it is expected to remain the same even after project expansion.

Detailed expenses by midpoint are given at:

Learning storyEdit

NotesEdit