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Our team

The Unjournal was founded by David Reinstein
, who maintains this wiki/GitBook and other resources.

Management Committee

(Note on terminology)
See description under roles.

Advisory board

See description under roles.
Sam Abbott, Infectious Disease Researcher, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Jonathan Berman, Associate Professor of Marketing, London Business School
Rosie Bettle, Applied Researcher (Global Health & Development) at Founder's Pledge
Gary Charness, Professor of Economics, UC Santa Barbara
Daniela Cialfi, Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Department of Quantitative Methods and Economic Theory at the University of Chieti (Italy)
Jordan Dworkin, Metascience Program Lead, Federation of American Scientists
Jake Eaton, Managing Editor at Asterisk Mag: writing and research on global health, development, and nutrition
Andrew Gelman, Professor of Statistics and Political Science at Columbia University (New York)
Anca Hanea, Associate Professor, University of Melbourne (Australia): expert judgment, biosciences, applied probability, uncertainty quantification
Alexander Herwix, Late-Stage PhD Student in Information Systems at the University of Cologne, Germany
Conor Hughes, PhD Student, Applied Economics, University of Minnesota
Jana Lasser, Postdoctoral researcher, Institute for Interactive Systems and Data Science at Graz University of Technology (Austria)
Nicolas Treich, Associate Researcher, INRAE, Member, Toulouse School of Economics (France)
Michael Wiebe, Data Scientist, Economist Consultant; PhD University of British Columbia (Economics)

Field Specialists

The table below shows all the members of our team (including field specialists) taking on a research-monitoring role (see here for a description of this role).

Staff, contractors, and consultants

Julia Bottesini, Research Specialist: Data science, metascience, aggregation of expert judgment
Jordan Pieters, Operations generalist
Kynan Behan, Generalist assistance
Laura Sofia-Castro, Communications (academic research/policy)
Adam Steinberg, Communications and copy-editing
Toby Weed, Communications and consulting
Nesim Sisa, technical software support
Red Bermejo, Mikee Mercado, Jenny Siers – consulting (through Anti-Entropy) on strategy, marketing, and task management tools
We are a member of Knowledge Futures. They are working with us to update PubPub and incorporate new features (editorial management, evaluation tools, etc.) that will be particularly useful to The Unjournal and other members.

Other people and initiatives we are in touch with

Substantial advice, consultation, collaborative discussions
  • Eva Vivalt, Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Toronto
  • Ted Miguel, Faculty Director, Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS)
  • Yonatan Cale, who helped me put this proposal together through asking a range of challenging questions and offering his feedback
  • Daniel Lakens, Experimental Psychologist at the Human-Technology Interaction group at Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands), has also completed research with the Open Science Collaboration and the Peer Reviewers’ Openness Initiative
Some other people we have consulted/communicating, details, other notes
  • Cooper Smout, FoK collaboration possibilities: through their pledges, and through an open access journal Cooper is putting together, which the Unjournal could feed into, for researchers needing a ‘journal with an impact factor’
  • Participants in the GPI seminar luncheon
  • Cecilia Tilli, Foundation to Prevent Antibiotics Resistance and EA research advocate
  • Peter Slattery, Behaviourworks Australia
  • Paola Masuzzo of IGDORE (biologist and advocate of open science)
  • William Sleegers (Psychologist and Data Scientist, Rethink Priorities)
  • Hamish Huggard (Data science, ‘literature maps’)
See also List of people consulted (in ACX grant proposal).