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 is pleased to welcome six new members to the Editorial Board. As the field of open hardware grows, the Journal is committed to maintaining a diversity of perspectives and expertise to ensure we remain a place for scholars and practitioners from multiple disciplines and communities to advance open hardware research through novel development, analysis, reflection and learning. We asked each of our new editors to tell us a bit about their work and why JOH and open hardware are so important at this moment. Read their replies here.
Posted on 10 Jul 2020
Jenny Molloy is a Shuttleworth Fellow at the University of Cambridge, studying the role and impact of open approaches to intellectual property for a sustainable and equitable bioeconomy. In particular she researches the potential for local, distributed manufacturing of enzymes to improve access and build capacity for biological research. This work combines technical development using synthetic biology-based platform technologies and open science hardware with qualitative research on challenges faced by molecular biologists globally.
Shannon Dosemagen has spent her career working with environment and public health groups to address declining freshwater resources, coastal land loss and building monitoring programs with communities living adjacent to industrial facilities. She is an environmental health advocate, community science champion, and enthusiastic about the potential for open systems and technology to support the creation of a more just and equitable future. She is a Shuttleworth Fellow working on the Open Environmental Data Project, and previously co-founded Public Lab, acting as executive director from 2010-2020.
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Posted on 01 Jun 2020
COVID-19 has led to the largest mobilization of distributed, rapid manufacturing of open hardware ever seen. The Journal of Open Hardware is launching a Special Collection on the open-source response to the pandemic.
Open technologies have become an important part of relief efforts during major crises in recent history. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are witnessing another peak in activities around open technologies at an unprecedented scale. The pandemic has led to the largest mobilization of distributed, rapid manufacturing and open hardware ever seen. This has resulted in hundreds of designs for personal protective equipment (PPE), ventilators, and more by groups around the world, being manufactured by thousands of individuals, community centers, and small and large corporations.Read the entire call here.
Posted on 22 May 2020