International Journal of Open Source Software and Processes (IJOSSP)

International Journal of Open Source Software and Processes (IJOSSP)

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Editor-in-Chief: Stefan Koch (Bogazici University, Turkey)
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

  • 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
  • usiness models for open source and other community-created artifacts


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

Stefan Koch is Professor and Chair at Bogazici University, Department of Management. His research interests include user innovation, cost estimation for software projects, the open source development model, the evaluation of benefits from information systems, and ERP systems. He has published over 20 papers in peer-reviewed journals, including Information Systems Journal, Information Economics and Policy, Decision Support Systems, Empirical Software Engineering, Electronic Markets, Information Systems Management, Journal of Database Management, Journal of Software Maintenance and Evolution, Enterprise Information Systems and Wirtschaftsinformatik, and over 30 in international conference proceedings and book collections. He has also edited a book titled Free/Open Source Software Development for an international publisher in 2004, and serves as Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal on Open Source Software and Processes.

Editorial Board

Associate Editors
Jean-Michel Dalle, Universite Paris-Dauphine (Paris IX), France
Ernesto Damiani, University of Milan, Italy
Scott Hissam, Carnegie Mellon, United States
Stefan Koch, Bogazici University, Turkey
Greg 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, ETH 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, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Michael Hahsler, Southern Methodist University - Dallas, United States
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, Bothell, United States
George Kuk, Nottingham University Business School-Jubilee Campus, United Kingdom
Karim Lakhani, Harvard Business School, United States
Jan Ljungberg, Gothenburg University, Sweden
Bjorn Lundell, University of Skovde, Sweden
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
Sulayman Sowe, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Kirk St. Amant, East Carolina University, United States
Brian Still, Texas Tech University, United States
Stefan Strecker, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Giancarlo Succi, Free University of Bolzano-Bozen, Italy
Frank van der Linden, Philips Medical Systems, Netherlands
Eric von Hippel, MIT Sloan School of Management, United States
Georg von Krogh, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Andreas Wiebe, Vienna University of Economics and BA, Austria
Donald Wynn Jr., University of Dayton, United States