[Discuss] HardwareX and PLOS One
orlandohoilett at gmail.com
Wed Jun 14 03:41:29 UTC 2017
Thanks a lot for working on this and supporting the Open Source community.
This is a step in the right direction for making all research open-access.
Orlando S. Hoilett
On Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 2:29 PM, Joshua <joshua.m.pearce at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Orlando
> I am one of the founding editors of HardwareX and I have published several
> open hardware articles with PLOS One so I can give a good run down.
> HardwareX is a journal dedicated to only open hardware with a template
> based format that ensures that all hardware published with it contains all
> the files necessary for reproduction in any easy straight forward way. It
> is backed by Elsevier the largest scientific publisher -- and being on the
> inside they are really truly backing it - having agreed with our vision
> that one day (hopefully) every scientific paper comes with a link to the
> hardware to replicate the experiment.
> PLOS One is a much broader journal from the Public Library of Science that
> will publish any scientific research that is sound (even if it is not
> novel). It has published a nice amount of open hardware as you note. PLOS
> One is a good place to submit content if you have a more traditional study
> using open hardware.
> They both are fully open access, but require an APC - For PLOS One it is
> $1,495 <http://journals.plos.org/plosone/s/publication-fees> for
> HardwareX it is $500
> For the latter we will waive fees if there is a genuine need (particularly
> if you qualify for the Research4Life program).
> The field of free and open source scientific hardware overall is exploding
> - and noticeably more difficult to keep up with - for my best attempt at an
> ongoing lit. review see: Appropedia-OSL
> <http://www.appropedia.org/Open-source_Lab#External_Publications> (also
> please feel free to add any papers with links that I missed).
> Joshua M. Pearce, Ph.D.
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> Michigan Tech Open Sustainability Technology Lab
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