The international open access Journal of Open Hardware (JOH)
is currently the only journal that allows the inclusion of extensive
stand-alone documentations, such as those based on DocuBricks, and makes
them part of the academic peer-review process. Dedicated documentations
are key to ensure the replicability of hardware, which is why we support
this community-run initiative.
The JOH board aims to offset all future publishing service cost entirely through
sponsoring. Currently the papers cost 200 GBP, used to finance the
services provided by our publishing partner Ubiquity Press.
Alternative hardware publication venues, that do not support seperate
documentations, are the Review of Scientific Instruments (2200 USD open
access fee), PLOS (ca. 1000 GBP open access fee), and HardwareX (currently
550 USD. Warning: the publisher Elsevier is
unethical behaviour towards publicaly funded academia and open science).
The Impact Tools for Open Science Hardware
is a collection of resources that might be of interest for projects that want to increase their
visibility and monitor their impact beyond the alt-metrics and social media functions of this
repository. This document was created during
If your project is one 3-d print or a few-component-home-project,
you should consider other repositories such as for example
If you are a scientist and the data you would like to cite is not a
construction documentation or design explanation, have a look at
Perhaps you would also like to leave your project on your personal webspace or
GitHub, and reference it in one of the collections below.