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  • Open Journal Project Research and Innovation by the Engineers Without Borders Institute towards Universal Access in Research
  • Current Problem: If this information is locked up and not made available to communities experiencing poverty, the findings of these research reports are voided, instead of creating a positive impact in these societies. The Challenge.
  • Journal of Humanitarian Engineering The Journal.
  • Access in Developing Countries Citizen Scientists Practitioners Academic Researchers and Authors The Audience.
  • No Cost Access – One of the major barriers to accessing research is the cost of either access (through subscriptions of one-off payments) and by submissions (author payments). In the Open Journal Project 0 we have No Costs for Authors and No Costs for Readers! The Approach.
  • Creative Commons – To get the most benefit from the research - we are making information as usable as possible - for example allowing people to create guidebooks and manuals based on the information. The Open Journal Project uses the most open Creative Commons License.
  • Plain Language Guide: With the rise of citizen scientists and collaboration with academics and practitioners that have different educational levels, we aim to make research accessible through Plain Language Guides - simplified versions without the 'academic-ese'.
  • Multi-Language Access: Most academic information are printed one language, or occasionally one local language and (ofte English. With six out of seven of the world's population not speakin English, Foreign Language Translations are required to reach th world's population. The Open Journal Project has been translate into languages such as Indonesian, Italian, Portuguese etc.
  • Low Bandwidth Access: In the Global North, internet access for documents (journal articles) is rarely a barrier. High quality internet access is not universal, however, particularly in developing countries. To ensure access in these places, we have developed a Low Bandwidth Website.
  • Enabled Access: Large Print and Braille versions of our papers have been developed for people with visual impairments. This project also follows disability best-practice guidelines for access (provided by Vision Australia).
  • Distribution Models: There is no limit to how the project can be distributed. Peer-to-peer distribution methods as well as mail-outs and online free publications have been created to ensure that
  • Censorship and Online Restrictions: at either an organisational or national level - there exists the possibility that individuals will not have access to websites or content. As part of the Open Journal Project we have been able to develop Peer-to-Peer Distribution
  • Continue publishing the Journal of Humanitarian Engineering The Future Explore and pilot new innovations in Open Access Launch the Link Festival – Social Enterprise Convention Share our results with the academic community (e.g. The Conversation) Contribute through a case study approach to the OA movement. Develop a guide and How-To for publishers, authors Open Journal Project Roadshow: Sharing our work. Building a community. Support for academics and libraries in developing countries to gain access to information.
  • We Want You! Thoughts. Feedback. Ideas. Support in distribution of our Journal. Partnerships for promotion / credibility / financial support. Connections to disseminate our outcomes and to links other OA advocates and users. Julian O’Shea # j.oshea@ewb.org.au # @openjournal www.ewb.org.au/journal | www.ewb.org.au/JHE www.openjournalproject.org