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.
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Posted on 26 Jan 2021
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.
Read the rest of the announcement here.
Posted on 01 Jun 2020