Author Guidelines

Publication Criteria

HJWYDK publishes original work in the areas of interest to the Hackaday community. Topics shall include Hardware, Computer and Mechanical Engineering, Electronics, Manufacturing, Fabrication, Computer Science, Security Research, and other domains of interest to the Hackaday Community, The criteria of acceptance are the quality of work in the following aspects: (1) Novelty and practical impact (2) Technical soundness (3) Quality of presentation (4) Relevance.

Manuscript Preparation

At this point, there is no established document template so feel free to lay out the paper in the manner that suits the content best. We accept all document formats, but the usage of TeX is preferred. If accepted for publication, final documents will be set using TeX.


You can submit your work by following the steps outlined on the Submissions page.

Manuscript Status

After submission of manuscripts, authors will receive an email to confirm receipt of manuscripts. Subsequent enquiries concerning paper progress should be sent to the email address of the journal.

Review Procedure

HJWYDK is committed to a full peer-review process. All manuscripts submitted for publication shall be thoroughly reviewed by domain experts.


Authors publishing with HJWYDK retain the copyright to their work. All articles published in HJWYDK are fully open access and online available to readers free of charge. HJWYDK publishes all open access articles under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction freely, provided that the original work is properly cited.