Other Open Access
This repository describes how to use HardwareX's approved file repositories. A file repository accompanies the submission of a manuscript using the Editorial Manager online interface and HardwareX's manuscript template.
When submitting to HardwareX, the complete set of design files must be either uploaded to an approved online repository, uploaded at the time of submission on the online Editorial Manager submission interface as supplementary materials (CAD files, videos…), or included in the body of the manuscript (e.g. figures). The three external approved online repositories are Mendeley Data, the Open Science Framework, and Zenodo.
The Open Science Framework and Zenodo repositories must be fully public at the time of submission. The Mendeley Data repository can be public or embargoed for up to one year during the review process. Once accepted the Mendeley Data repository must be made open access immediately. If the authors wish to have their design files remain private if the paper is not accepted, they should upload the files on Editorial Manager during the submission process.
Other repositories (e.g. GitHub, Google Drive, etc.) are not permitted because they can be modified post-publication. This policy ensures the longevity of HardwareX articles. If desired, and in addition to the approved repository, you can include a second repository link in the "Specifications Table" of the HardwareX manuscript to a non-approved repository.
Additional information can be found in HardwareX's Guide For Authors.
If there is an error in the instructions or something is not clear, contact Co-Editor-In-Chief Todd Duncombe.