April 4, 2008

International Journal of Open Source Software and Processes

International Journal of Open Source Software & Processes
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Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished manuscripts will be considered.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. 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

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