Academic Publishing Wiki


Welcome to the academia wiki. --JWSchmidt 15:18, 6 June 2006 (UTC)


It is a bit disconcerting to have your work summarily deleted in the Wikipedia because some of its sysops only pretend to have knowledge of the topics they are monitoring and who consider additions and edits which are valid but without reference to be in violation of the WP:NOR. Fortunately after many, many hours, days, weeks and months one of them finally made reference to the Academic Publishing Wiki so that I might request (if not actually obtain) peer review. I will do my best in terms of a clear and formal presentation. Thanks imho 15:32, 6 June 2006 (UTC)


another project that might be of interest to you

I hope that Wikiversity can become a community of scholars who will be interested in online "publishing" resources such as those being explored at this wiki. --JWSchmidt 17:06, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

I came to this same conclusion as the result of a WP:NOR policy discussion regarding original research publication in the Wikipedia. Although the discussion pages do not provide a structure debate forum the problem is that they can only serve in the capacity of a debate forum when what may actually be needed is a seminar forum that only something like a university project can provide. Thanks for the link. I'll check it out. imho 17:22, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

Peer review[]

Yeah, at this point that's the best way to go about it. At some point I'd hope there'd be enough people on-site to do peer reviews internally, but as for now you'll have to bring people in from elsewhere if you want to gather helpful suggestions. Sarge Baldy 08:48, 19 July 2006 (UTC)

Hi Sarge, I find it a bit odd that some sysops at the Wikipedia will not allow a link to this site to be placed in the "see also" section of a Wikipedia article and require that any reference or link be limited to the talk page. Any idea why? BTW how can one become a sysop on this site? imho 09:49, 19 July 2006 (UTC)
Well, "see also" is intended for internal links to other articles on Wikipedia. You could try including it as a reference, but some might complain that you're trying to skirt past Wikipedia's "original research" policy. I'm very relaxed about who has sysop powers here, so I'll just promote you now. Sarge Baldy 20:18, 21 July 2006 (UTC)
Super! Hey Mom, Mom I'm a sysop now!!! (Mom in the background... What's a sysop dear???) Oh well at least she knows what a computer is. Anyway hope I can merit your trust. Are there any duties that go with the position? As for the Wikipedia I never dreamed they would be so strict depending upon the article and the sysop but I guest there are good reasons. I'm currently working on another article for the Wikia about a device called the Adaptron. It should be especially interesting to anyone interested in a way to provide temporary "in circuit" electronic digital component function simulation until the component is replace. Thanks again for the promotion. imho 21:31, 21 July 2006 (UTC)


Dear sir,

I am new to this wikia site. I wish if you could help me by any mean to increase publicity of my article, and tell me if there is any danger for my article remaining on this site.

Best wishes, Ismail Kaddah

Hi Ismail,

I will try to help. Your article is very much welcome here and not at risk of being deleted. The Wikia believes you have a right to express yourself and exists for that very purpose. If anyone says otherwise or if you experience vandalism please let me know. I will be more than happy to investigate and take the appropriate action.

A good place to start looking for reviews for your article is at the Wikipedia Science Reference Desk. Mention of your article has been made here. Open an account if you do not have one, log on and begin asking questions about your article, and whether anyone there agrees or disagrees. Invite everyone to read and comment on your article and to share their scientific expertise and advice. Ask them what Wikipedia articles you might read to help improve your understanding of the comments that they make. I'm sure they will be happy to oblige.

Let me know what progress you make and if there is any other way I can help.

imho 13:00, April 25, 2010 (UTC)

Dear sir,

thank you for responding, I just want to ask you if you can help me do anything concerning the article after I read the reviews.

Thank you, Ismail Kaddah

Have you published any other articles?

What local newspapers do you read?

This is my first article, I read al-ahram newspaper.

Most works here are works under development and intentionally open and subject to change. Changes can be edited out here but your article may reach a point where you want to lock changes out. You can begin looking for those places now. Contact the editors of al-ahram newspaper online at Tell them you have published your article here for their review. Ask them to review your article for publication in al-ahram. Ask them to suggest other publications where you might find an opportunity for publication as well.

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How many papers past peer review?[]

I can not seem to find many papers here that are past peer review. Perhaps I'm not looking in the right place. Also some papers seem to have been awaiting edit for five years or more. How many papers are there that are useable form (e.g. capable of being cited, or used as teaching materials)? Logicalgregory 06:44, September 4, 2010 (UTC)

The academia wikia is not associated with or sponsored by a recognized and accredited learning institution. The call for peer review therefore takes the form of questions, comments and discussion on the article talk page. An example of this can be found in the Check Sort article discussion, which can contribute as much to the article, if not more, as would formal peer review. Think of he Peer Review Banner here as merely the invitation and opportunity to offer questions and comments on the article talk page. --imho 06:06, September 5, 2010 (UTC)

hoping to get in touch[]

Hi, my name is Zoe P. Massey, I´m grand daughter of Peggy Massey and doing some googling I ended up on "the Magic Basket" page, which actually gave me goosebumps since I´ve grown with that famous basket moving from room to room with my grandmother (who raised me).

I would really appreciate getting in touch with you as I´m mostly interested in putting my Grandmother´s articles together. I own myself several of them as well as her whole photo archive which I inherited whils she was still alive.

My email es

I most sincerely thank you in advance for your reply.


p.s. I am nowadays writing for a local newspaper too...seems that the apple doesn´t fall so far away... 02:38, June 3, 2013 (UTC)