[Discuss] HardwareX and PLOS One

Tiberius Brastaviceanu tiberius.brastaviceanu at gmail.com
Tue May 2 12:48:46 UTC 2017

Thanks Joshua.

On Apr 27, 2017 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
> <https://www.elsevier.com/journals/hardwarex/2468-0672/guide-for-authors>.
> 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).
> Thanks
> Joshua
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