About the Authors

James Heilman


Affiliations Faculty of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Wikipedian at Wikipedia

Competing Interests

I have read the journal's policy and have the following conflicts. I have no financial competing interests. Non-financial conflicts of interest include the following: I am a long-term editor of Wikipedia; I am president of Wiki Project Med Foundation, an NGO that supports the improvement of Wikipedia's medical content; and I speak on the topic of Wikipedia and medicine at conferences, for which I do not receive honorariums, but I have previously received some travel support from the NIH, UCSF, WMF, and Cochrane Collaboration. In July of 2015 I became a Board Member of the Wikimedia Foundation, the not-for-profit that runs Wikipedia.

Author Contributions

Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: JH. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: JH. Agree with the manuscript’s results and conclusions: JH. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: JH.