International Journal of Open Source Software and Processes (IJOSSP)

International Journal of Open Source Software and Processes (IJOSSP)

Interim Editor-in-Chief: Mehdi Khosrow-Pour (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
Published Quarterly. Est. 2009.
ISSN: 1942-3926|EISSN: 1942-3934|DOI: 10.4018/IJOSSP
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The International Journal of Open Source Software and Processes (IJOSSP) publishes high-quality peer-reviewed and original research articles on the large field of open source software and processes. This wide area entails many intriguing question and facets, including the special development process performed by a large number of geographically dispersed programmers, community issues like coordination and communication, motivations of the participants, and also economic and legal issues. Beyond this topic, open source software is an example of a highly distributed innovation process led by the users. Therefore, many aspects have relevance beyond the realm of software and its development. In this tradition, IJOSSP also publishes papers on these topics. IJOSSP is a multi-disciplinary outlet, and welcomes submissions from all relevant fields of research and applying a multitude of research approaches.

Topics Covered

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


The International Journal of Open Source Software and Processes (IJOSSP) publishes 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.

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Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. received his Doctorate in Business Administration from the Nova Southeastern University (Florida, USA). Dr. Khosrow-Pour taught undergraduate and graduate information system courses at the Pennsylvania State University – Harrisburg for 20 years. He is currently Executive Editor at IGI Global ( He also serves as Executive Director of the Information Resources Management Association (IRMA) (, and Executive Director and President of the World Forgotten Children’s Foundation ( He is the author/editor of over twenty books in information technology management. He is also the editor-in-chief of the Information Resources Management Journal, the Journal of Cases on Information Technology, the Journal of Electronic Commerce in Organizations, and the Journal of Information Technology Research, and has authored more than 50 articles published in various conference proceedings and scholarly journals.

Editorial Board

Associate Editors
Jean-Michel Dalle, Paris Dauphine Universite, France
Ernesto Damiani, Khalifa University, United Arab Emirates
Scott Hissam, Carnegie Mellon University, United States
Gregory Madey, University of Notre Dame, United States
Dirk Riehle, SAP Labs LLC, United States
Gregorio Robles, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Walt Scacchi, University of California Irvine, United States
Sebastian Spaeth, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland
Megan Squire, Elon University, United States
Ioannis Stamelos, Aristotle University, Greece
Editorial Review Board
I.P. Antoniades, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Evangelia Berdou, University of Sussex, United Kingdom
Cornelia Boldyreff, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom
Andrea Capiluppi, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom
Carolo Daffara, Conecta Research, Italy
Paul David, Stanford University, United States
Marina Fiedler, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Munich, Germany
Brian Fitzgerald, University of Limerick, Ireland
Daniel German, University of Victoria, Canada
Jesus González-Barahona, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Stefan Haefliger, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland
Joachim Henkel, Technische Universität München, Germany
Israel Herraiz Tabernero, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Nicolas Jullien, Môle Armorcain de la Recherche sur la Société, France
Sandeep Krishnamurthy, University of Washington, United States
George Kuk, Nottingham University Business School, United Kingdom
Karim Lakhani, Harvard Business School, United States
Jan Ljungberg, Gothenburg University, Sweden
Bjorn Lundell, University of Skovde, Sweden
Sandro Morasca, University of Insubria, Italy
Gustaf Neumann, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Bulent Ozel, Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey
Sulayman Sowe, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Kirk St. Amant, East Carolina University, United States
Brian Still, Texas Tech University, United States
Giancarlo Succi, Free University of Bolzano-Bozen, Italy
Hüseyin Tolu, Recep Tayyip Erdogan University, Turkey
Frank van der Linden, Philips Medical Systems, Netherlands
Georg von Krogh, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland
Andreas Wiebe, Georg-August-University of Göttingen, Austria
Donald Wynn Jr., University of Dayton, United States