The Journal of Open Hardware (JOH) is a peer reviewed open access publication for open hardware research and development. The journal’s primary goal is to bridge academic fields which contribute to open practices of design, fabrication, and dissemination of research instruments as well as the multiple dynamics that shape these processes. JOH covers technical, legal, scientific, educational, economic, and sociocultural aspects of hardware. We invite submissions from various fields, such as human-machine interaction, biotechnology, engineering, physics, computer science, humanities, and social sciences, among others.
The Journal of Open Hardware (JOH) is accepting submissions for 2022.
JOH was launched in March 2017 as the first international open access peer reviewed academic forum for an interdisciplinary discussion of open hardware research. The journal accepts submissions which cover technical, legal, scientific, economic, educational and sociocultural aspects of hardware design, fabrication, and distribution. We invite submissions from various fields, such as (but not limited to) human-machine interaction, biotechnology, engineering, physics, computer science, humanities and social sciences, among others.
We are the only journal to review hardware documentation alongside manuscripts and to ensure that projects are not only replicable, but also modifiable, which is at the heart of the open source principle and its potential to drive innovation.
The Journal of Open Hardware publishes as soon as articles are ready. There is no delay in research being released compared to traditional “issues”. Submissions can be sent throughout the year. The journal’s average submission to publication time in 2021 was 157 days.
JOH was accepted to DOAJ and received the DOAJ seal in 2021! Only 10% of journals included in DOAJ have received the DOAJ seal which “is awarded to journals that demonstrate best practice in open access publishing”.
Here are the two most popular papers we published in the last three years (most combined views and downloads per days published):
Metcalfe, B., Iravani, P., Graham-Harper-Cater, J., Bowman, R., Stirling, J. and Wilson, P., 2021. A Cost-Effective Pulse Oximeter Designed in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of Open Hardware, 5(1), p.1. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/joh.26
Bowman, R.W., Vodenicharski, B., Collins, J.T. and Stirling, J., 2020. Flat-Field and Colour Correction for the Raspberry Pi Camera Module. Journal of Open Hardware, 4(1), p.1. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/joh.20
Thank you to reviewers
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the peer reviewers who gave their time and expertise during 2021 to help ensure that the Journal of Open Hardware continues to publish rigorously tested research. As always, we are extremely appreciative of the efforts put in to ensure that high academic quality is maintained.
Posted on 13 Apr 2022
Please apply here to attend the Gathering for Open Science Hardware, GOSH 2022 in Panama City, Panama.
This will take place over four consecutive days between October 26 – 29, 2022.
The deadline for applications is April 30, 2022, and we will send out invitations to join GOSH by mid-June 2022.
All information will be used only for the purpose of applying to the 2022 GOSH Global Gathering. We will use this information for demographic studies of the conference, but all information will be anonymized. Finally, we recommend that applicants draft their responses elsewhere to make sure work is not lost before submission.
We’re looking for people who are actively engaged in open hardware for science as developers, users, inventors, tinkerers and thinkers who can contribute to growing the community and movement. This event is for people working in all different forms of science, from citizen and community science to academic research and industrial R&D to biohacking. Let us know who you are, why you want to attend, and your vision for Open Science Hardware (OSH) below! We will select a combination that will best represent the diversity of projects in the OSH movement and its international nature.
Note on GOSH 2022 language
GOSH is an international conference and will largely conducted in English and Spanish, and we will try to have Spanish-English translators around to help between these languages. You can fill out the application in English or Spanish. If neither of these languages is easy for you, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Note on GOSH 2022 size
GOSH 2022 will be limited to approximately 150 people.
Note on GOSH 2022 demographic goals
In the application form, we are asking about demographics because we are working to make GOSH 2022 as equitable* and representative of the movement as possible.
Posted on 13 Apr 2022
The summit is available on YouTube for free, but buying a ticket helps support OSH year-round! We have PWYC, Standard, and Goodie Bag tickets, as well as free RSVP tickets.
The Open Hardware Summit is the annual conference organized by the Open Source Hardware Association a 501(c)(3) not for profit charity. It is the world’s first comprehensive conference on open hardware; a venue and community in which we discuss and draw attention to the rapidly growing Open Source Hardware movement.
Speakers include world renowned leaders from industry, academia, the arts and maker community. Talks cover a wide range of subjects from electronics, mechanics to related fields such as digital fabrication, fashion technology, self-quantification devices, and IP law. As a microcosm of the Open Source Hardware community, the Summit provides an annual friendly forum for the community. For over five years we have had an established fellowship which supports travel and admission for women and other minorities as well as hardship tickets for low income individuals. The Open Hardware Summit was founded in 2010 by Alicia Gibb and Ayah Bdeir with support from Peter Semmelhack and Bug Labs in its founding years. Read more about the history of the organization and feel free to contact us with any questions.
Posted on 13 Apr 2022