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International Journal of Open Source Software & Processes

I’m a founding member and associate editor of the International Journal of Open Source Software & Processes. Please consider submitting a paper to this new journal, call for papers appended.


International Journal of Open Source Software & Processes (IJOSSP)

An Official Publication of the Information Resources Management Association – New in 2009


Editor-in-Chief: Stefan Koch, Vienna University of Economics and BA, Austria

Published: Quarterly (both in Print and Electronic form)


The International Journal of Open Source Software and Processes (IJOSSP) aims to publish high-quality original research articles on the large field of open source software and processes. The primary mission is to enhance our understanding of this field and neighbouring areas by providing a focused outlet for rigorous research employing a multitude of approaches.


IJOSSP adopts an inclusive approach in its coverage. Therefore papers from software engineering, management, sociology and other areas, as well as different research approaches are welcome. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Characteristics of open source software projects, products and processes
  • Case studies of open source projects, their participants and/or their development process
  • Communication and coordination in open source projects
  • Open source adoption and quality
  • Open source software development processes
  • User-centered innovation processes
  • Economics of a distributed innovation process
  • Motivation of participants in open source projects and other distributed development efforts
  • Business models for open source and other community-created artifacts
  • Evolution of both open source software artefacts and open source communities
  • Legal issues of open source software
  • Implications of open source software for functional areas like public administration or teaching
  • Usage and adoption of open source software in different application areas and/or countries
  • Economic analyses of open source
  • Open science and open knowledge
  • Customer co-creation and user participation in (software) design
  • Open source software and processes research methods, tools, and data repositories

Please note that despite the title, IJOSSP acknowledges, embraces and covers other respective forms and definitions of similar nature, like free software or libre software. Therefore, each occurrence of open source should be read as free/libre/open source.


Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished manuscripts will be considered. INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at http://www.igi-global.com/ijossp. To ensure the high quality of published material, IJOSSP utilizes a double-blind peer review process. Upon receipt of the manuscript, an associate editor and two reviewers are selected from the Editorial Review Board of the Journal. Final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers.


  • Paul David, Stanford University, USA & The University of Oxford, UK
  • Brian Fitzgerald, University of Limerick, Ireland
  • Joachim Henkel, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany
  • Eric von Hippel, MIT Sloan School of Management, USA
  • Georg von Krogh, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Karim Lakhani, Harvard Business School, USA
  • Jesus Gonzalez-Barahona, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain


  • Jean-Michel Dalle, Universite Paris-Dauphine (Paris IX), France
  • Ernesto Damiani, University of Milan, Italy
  • Joe Feller, University College Cork, Ireland
  • Scott Hissam, Carnegie Mellon, USA
  • Greg Madey, University of Notre Dame, USA
  • Dirk Riehle, SAP Labs LLC, USA
  • Gregorio Robles, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
  • Walt Scacchi, University of California – Irvine, USA
  • Sebastian Spaeth, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Ioannis Stamelos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece


  • Ioannis Antoniadis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Evangelia Berdou, University of Sussex, UK
  • Cornelia Boldyreff, University of Lincoln, UK
  • Andrea Capiluppi, University of Lincoln, UK
  • Carlo Daffara, Conecta Research, Italy
  • Marina Fiedler, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Munich, Germany
  • Daniel German, University of Victoria, Canada
  • Stefan Haefliger, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Israel Herraiz, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
  • Nicolas Jullien, TELECOM Bretagne, France
  • Sandeep Krishnamurthy, University of Washington, USA
  • George Kuk, Nottingham University Business School, UK
  • Jan Ljungberg, Gothenburg University, Sweden
  • Bjoern Lundell, University of Skoevde, Sweden
  • Martin Michlmayr, Hewlett-Packard, Austria
  • Sandro Morasca, Universita degli Studi dell’Insubria, Italy
  • Gustaf Neumann, Vienna University of Economics and BA, Austria
  • Bulent Ozel, Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey
  • Barbara Russo, Free University of Bolzano/Bozen, Italy
  • Suleyman Sowe, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Megan Squire, Elon University, USA
  • Brian Still, Texas Tech University, USA
  • Stefan Strecker, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • Giancarlo Succi, Free University of Bolzano/Bozen, Italy
  • Frank van der Linden, Philips Medical Systems, The Netherlands
  • Andreas Wiebe, Vienna University of Economics and BA, Austria
  • Donald Wynn Jr., University of Dayton, USA


The International Journal of Open Source Software & Processes is published by IGI Global, (formerly Idea Group Inc.) publisher of the “IGI Publishing,” “Information Science Publishing,” “IRM Press,” “CyberTech Publishing,” “Medical Information Science Reference” and “Information Science Reference” imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com.

All inquiries and submissions should be should be directed to the attention of:

Stefan Koch


International Journal of Open Source Software & Processes

E-mail: stefan.koch@wu-wien.ac.at


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  1. Muqan Avatar

    Can you please list some easy, versatile, open source Research Journal softwares, OR can you rank, we are planning to install for our university.

  2. Will Hunting Avatar

    Open source arrives at a new vision for a knowledge commons by virtue of being at the heart of technological change, a stage advanced human progress in communication that depends upon openness to exist, that depends on change in the vision for access to knowledge and price barriers. Journal research since 1665 has existed for the sake of dissemination of research, only limited by the cost of print publication in the absence of the internet, and where unfettered access has always been the ideal.
    Ideas like open access and open innovation exist, and open source technologies exist, because philosophy and science gets communicated well (importantly though not exclusively as a result of p/r journals checking quality and disseminating broadly), and ideally this would be in some sort of ‘global knowledge commons’. with no entry barrier and no transaction cost for the user. Open source and the web is what allows something like a global knowledge commons to be born. Kind of a sperm and egg situation. Having it be subscription-based journal of science on open source is like putting a condom on when you are trying to make a baby.
    Fortunately, most authors of articles on open source are likely aware of open access archiving, so the baby will be born either way, and subscription-based journals will have a placenta-like fate.
    Carrying this metaphor further, if you would create a high quality open access journal about open source with the best knowledge design ideas of the open source community, built from the best business, software and community/social media web 2.0, the semantic web 3.0, and the mysterious web 4.0 (probably to be explained in such a journal), – that would be something like great sex.
    Best of luck to the journal.
    Good Will Hunting

  3. Dirk Riehle Avatar

    Hi James, I will point the editor-in-chief to your post.
    I also asked why IGI-Global does not provide open access to papers; they said they’d do so for the first year, and also that they are working on an open access policy. How that will look like I don’t know.

  4. James Dixon Avatar

    As much as I would like to contribute to this journal the restrictive practices you impose around copyright and IP are completely as misaligned with the philosophies of open source and the views of the people who know most about the subjects you are interested in.
    My works:
    The Beekeeper: A model to explain how commercial open source companies function operationally – http://wiki.pentaho.com/display/BEEKEEPER/The+Beekeeper
    Open Scrum: An agile methodology specifically designed for open source and commercial open source development – http://wiki.pentaho.com/display/OpenScrum/Home
    My works are made available under the Free Art License so you are welcomed to publish them, I don’t need to assign the copyright to you.
    James Dixon

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