Call for Papers

A project log for Hackaday Journal of What You Don't Know

[ an open-access peer-reviewed journal ]

Aleksandar BradicAleksandar Bradic 11/25/2017 at 02:543 Comments

The Hackaday Journal of What You Don't Know (HJWYDK) is an open access, peer-reviewed online journal publishing original and creative research, engineering, and entertainment results in areas of interest to the Hackaday Community. All Articles of HJWYDK are fully open access open access and available to readers free of charge. 

HJWYDK aims to provide a forum for sharing and exchanging ideas, experiences, and research results among the broader Hackaday community. We welcome submissions from individual researchers, professional organizations, academia, and beyond. General topics include, but are not limited to, Hardware, Computer, and Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Security Research, Engineering Heroics, Prototyping, Fabrication, Best Practices, and any unique knowledge of interest to the Hackaday community.


The journal expects original, high-quality papers in all areas of interest for the Hackaday community.


[+ Community Editors / Call for Editors opening on Nov 28 2017]

Associate Editors

[TBD - call for reviewers opening on Nov 28 2017]

Preparation & Submission

HJWYDK welcomes submissions at any time, and accepted manuscripts are published online immediately, as well as printed in the annual Proceedings of the Hackaday Superconference. The preparation and submission of manuscripts should follow the author guidelines.


Ben Holmes wrote 12/04/2017 at 08:29 point

The typical business model for open source journals is to cover costs by charging the author for publication, will this be the case of HJWYDK?

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Aleksandar Bradic wrote 11/29/2017 at 22:07 point

At this point, the exact format is not set in stone (on purpose, it takes a while for a journal to find its voice, and we don't want to close it off too soon). The general rule of thumb though, is that the works should be (a) quite technical and/or (b) original. That said, the "original" part can sometimes carry a lot more weight, and our community has been quite open to the blend of highly technical material and unique opinions / points of view. So if you think you have something great, I'd suggest making a paper out of it and submitting it. At very least you'll get some useful feedback!

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Scott Swaaley wrote 11/29/2017 at 21:51 point

Hi! Are these submissions expected to be technical? I have an idea brewing for how STEM education has changed to where making (as an educator) can be a real career path for people with these interests and skills. I am a engineer turned educator and I think the opportunities are not obvious to most hackers. Thoughts?

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