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The Journal of the Oughtred Society

JOS Index

(624KB PDF)
Printable version searchable by author, article title, or keyword within Adobe Reader.

See also Rod Lovett's searchable index
For articles more than 5 years old the entire article is provided.

Current JOS



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The Journal of the Oughtred Society, published twice annually, is available only to members of The Oughtred Society. This internationally acclaimed journal is the most authoritative source on slide rules and other calculating devices, with each issue containing 64 pages of information about makes and makers, models, uses, history, and more. A DVD containing all the back issues of the Journal, previously published, from 1991 to the prior year, is available for purchase by OS members and non-members alike. See below.

Members are encouraged to submit articles. For ideas and inspiration, read "Yes, You Can Write for the Journal of the Oughtred Society" (82KB pdf).

Now that you are inspired to write, please download the JOS Guidelines for Authors (42 KB pdf). To help with formatting, consider using a Word template (instructions for use are embedded in the templates); for Word 2003 and earlier use the *.dot template (241KB), for Word 2007 and later use the *.dotx template (223KB). Additionally, the JOS Guidelines for Editors (66KB pdf) includes grammar, punctuation, and other recommended suggestions.

Advance list of articles for future Journals:

  • The Deaths of the Slide Rule by Robert James
  • Charles Hoare Slide Rules by Tom Wyman
  • In Memoriam (Tom Wyman & Alex Green)
  • My Slide Rules by Bill Wayne
  • Analon Slide Rule by Cliff Frolich
  • Pencil Slide Rules by Rodger Shepherd
  • Collectanea de Logarithmis by Klaus Kühn
  • Golding's Horse Power Computer by Stephan Weiss
  • Combined Slide Rules by Panagiotis Venetsianos
  • Aspect Ratios of Pictures by Otto van Poelje
  • Meeting Reports
  • Financial Status

Beginning in 2012 with JOS21.1, authors, who are OS-members, may request from the Membership Secretary, one additional free copy (in addition to their membership copy) of the Journal containing their article, if the paper is substantial, more than one page, and is not an announcement, meeting report, etc.

Back Issues, 1991-2013.

1. Ordering.

Back issues may be purchased by members of the Oughtred Society. See the table below for prices, with links to issue contents. Prices include shipping. You may pay using your PayPal account or by check. When ordering, please confirm your postal mailing address and e-mail address. For your convienience, you can also join the Oughtred Society or renew or renew your membership while on this page.

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2. Pricing and Contents.

Click on the issue number to see a list of the contents and a summary of each article on the JOS Index page, or click the respective image of the scanned Table of Contents (ToC) page.

If you are purchasing more than 5 copies, please contact the Membership Secretary, Clark McCoy, to determine your discount: secretary@oughtred.org

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Scans of Cover, ToC, a Page

JOS DVD (Price includes S&H)
(Note: OS Member and Non-Member Pricing)
JOS 1991, Vol. 0.0
JOS 1992, Vol. 1.1
JOS 1992, Vol. 1.2
JOS 1993, Vol. 2.1
JOS 1993, Vol. 2.2
JOS 1994, Vol. 3.1
JOS 1994, Vol. 3.2
JOS 1995, Vol. 4.1
JOS 1995, Vol. 4.2
JOS 1996, Vol. 5.1
JOS 1996, Vol. 5.2
JOS 1997, Vol. 6.1
JOS 1997, Vol. 6.2
JOS 1998, Vol. 7.1
JOS 1998, Vol. 7.2
JOS 1999, Vol. 8.1
JOS 1999, Vol. 8.2
JOS 2000, Vol. 9.1
JOS 2000, Vol. 9.2
JOS 2001, Vol. 10.1
JOS 2001, Vol. 10.2
JOS 2002, Vol. 11.1
JOS 2002, Vol. 11.2
JOS 2003, Vol. 12.1
JOS 2003, Vol. 12.2
JOS 2004, Vol. 13.1
JOS 2004, Vol. 13.2
JOS 2005, Vol. 14.1
JOS 2005, Vol. 14.2
JOS 2006, Vol. 15.1
JOS 2006, Vol. 15.2
JOS 2007, Vol. 16.1
JOS 2007, Vol. 16.2
JOS 2008, Vol. 17.1
JOS 2008, Vol. 17.2
JOS 2009, Vol. 18.1
JOS 2009, Vol. 18.2
JOS 2010, Vol. 19.1
JOS 2010, Vol. 19.2
JOS 2011, Vol. 20.1
JOS 2011, Vol. 20.2
JOS 2012, Vol. 21.1
JOS 2012, Vol. 21.2
JOS 2013, Vol. 22.1
JOS 2013, Vol. 22.2

Special OS Publications
The Slide Rule by Edwin Thacher
The Slide Rule. Edwin Thacher
Slide Rules In K&E Catalogs (1993) by Bruce Babcock
Slide Rules in K&E Cat, 1993, Babcock
A Slide Rule Bibliography (1994) by Peter M. Hopp
Slide Rule Bibliography, 1994, Hopp
Calculating With Tones
The Logarithmic
Logic of Music
Calculating With Tones
The Logarithmic
Logic of Music
by Klaus Kuehn
and Rodger Shepherd
Calculating w/ Tones, 1994, Kuehn-Shepard
K&E Slide Rule History
by Joseph L. Soper
K&E Slide Rule History
by Joseph L. Soper
K&E Slide Rule History, 2007, Soper
Slide Rule Reference Manual
2nd Edition
Slide Rule Reference Manual
2nd Edition
OS Slide Rule Reference Manual, 2nd Ed.
Pocketbook of Gauge Marks
2nd Edition by
Panagiotis Venetsianos
$8.95 - Purchase Through LULU

Oughtred Society Membership

Domestic (USA) annual memberships are $35.00 and International (non-USA) annual memberships are $45.00. Membership is for a calendar year and dues are payable January 1st. This applies both to new memberships and renewals. You can use your credit card if you pay via PayPal or you can pay directly by check in US dollars. On receipt of payment you will be sent any materials already published in the current calendar year.

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