International Journal of IT Standards and Standardization Research (IJITSR)

International Journal of IT Standards and Standardization Research (IJITSR)

Now International Journal of Standardization Research (IJSR)
Editor-in-Chief: Kai Jakobs (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
Published Semi-Annually. Est. 2003.
ISSN: 1539-3062|EISSN: 1539-3054|DOI: 10.4018/IJITSR
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The International Journal of IT Standards and Standardization Research (IJITSR) publishes research findings with the goal of advancing knowledge and research in all aspects of IT standards and standardization in modern organizations. IJITSR is an authoritative source and information outlet for the diverse community of IT standards researchers.

Topics Covered

  • Conformity assessment
  • Economics of Standardization
  • Emerging roles of formal standards
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • National, regional, international, and corporate standards strategies
  • Open source and standardization
  • Organizations and consortia
  • Standardization and economic development
  • Standardization and Regulation
  • Standardization in public policy
  • Standardization in the Public Sphere
  • Standards for information infrastructures
  • Technological innovation and standardization
  • Tools and services related to standardization


The primary mission of the International Journal of IT Standards and Standardization Research (IJITSR) is to publish research findings to advance knowledge and research in all aspects of IT standards and standardization in modern organizations. IJITSR is considered an authoritative source and information outlet for the diverse community of IT standards researchers. JITSR is targeted towards researchers, scholars, policymakers, IT managers and IT standards associations and organizations.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Volume 7: 2 Issues (2009)
Volume 6: 2 Issues (2008)
Volume 5: 2 Issues (2007)
Volume 4: 2 Issues (2006)
Volume 3: 2 Issues (2005)
Volume 2: 2 Issues (2004)
Volume 1: 2 Issues (2003)
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Reviews and Testimonials

"Standards (the concept) and standardization (the process) are powerful expanding paradigms impacting most of human activity. The International Journal of IT Standards and Standardization Research (JITSR) offers the only broad view of this field currently in print. Other journals specialize in the European view, the computer standards view, or the process view. JITSR offers an overview, sharing the opinions, papers and ideas of leading researchers and practitioners in this exciting field. Reading JITSR helps researchers keep abreast of the latest work, technical managers better understand the investment they make in standardization activities and technical specialists increase their effectiveness in their chosen technical field."

– Ken Krechmer, University of Colorado - Boulder USA

The research papers in the JITSR are a very good way to stay informed about new developments in standardization research. As a researcher and teacher myself, I also like the position papers very much by practitioners in the standardization field. The ideas, new developments, and policy issues that these practitioners raise are a stimulus and guide to my own work.

– Marc van Wegberg, University Maastricht, The Netherlands

The JITSR provides a forum for writers from academia, government and industry in the newly developing field of standards research". Only with a publishing outlet such as this can we fully develop this new discipline, so important to the economy and society. I look forward to more issues and topics over the coming year as more universities and corporations recognize the value of this line of research and teaching."

– Timothy Schoechle, University of Colorado - Boulder USA

This journal is already making a difference as the first journal totally dedicated to the academic and practical aspects of standardization and standardization research.

– Mostafa Hashem Sherif, AT&T, USA


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Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Kai Jakobs joined RWTH Aachen University’s Computer Science Department in 1985. His current research interests focus on various aspects of ICT standards and the underlying standardization process. Over time, he (co)- authored/edited a text book on communication networks and, more recently, seventeen books on ICT standardization. More than 200 of his papers have been published in conference proceedings, books, and journals. He has been on the program committee and editorial board of numerous international conferences and journals, respectively, and has served as an external expert on evaluation panels of various European R&D programs, on both technical and socio-economic issues. He is also Vice President of the European Academy for Standardisation (EURAS). Kai holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh and is a Certified Standards Professional.

Editorial Board

Associate Editors
Knut Blind, Berlin University of Technology, Germany
J. Carl Cargill, Adobe Systems Inc, United States
Henk de Vries, Erasmus University, Netherlands
Tineke Egyedi, Delft Institute for Research on Standardization, Netherlands
Richard Hawkins, University of Calgary, Canada
Ken Krechmer, University of Colorado Boulder, United States
Timothy Schoechle, International Center for Standards Research, United States
Mostafa Sherif, AT&T, United States
Robin Williams, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Editorial Review Board
Majed Al-Mashari, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Rudi Bekkers, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Peter Buxmann, Technische Universtat Darmstadt, Germany
Simao Campos Neto, NETO and ITU, Switzerland
Jorge Contreras, University of Utah, United States
Vladislav Fomin, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
Stephan Gauch, Berlin University of Technology, Germany
Ian Graham, University of Edinburgh Business School, United Kingdom
Jean-Christophe Graz, Université de Lausanne, Switzerland
Manfred Holler, University of Hamburg, Germany
Eric Iverson, NIFU, Norway
Ricardo Jardim-Gonçalves, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Heejin Lee, Yonsei University, Korea, Republic Of
Martin Libicki, Rand Corporation, United States
Kalle Lyytinen, Case Western Reserve University, United States
Eric Monteiro, Norwegian University of Science & Technology, Norway
Roy Rada, University of Maryland Baltimore County, United States
Jan Smits, Technical University of Eindhoven, Netherlands
Eva Soderstrom, University of Skovde, Sweden
Michael Spring, University of Pittsburgh, United States
Kees Stuurman, University of Tilburg, Netherlands
Klaus Turowski, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany
Geerten van de Kaa, Delft University of Technology, Germany
Marc van Wegberg, University of Maastricht, Netherlands
Jack Verhoosel, TNO Information en Communicatietechnologie, Netherlands
Francesco Virili, Università degli Studi di Cassino, Italy
Willem Wakker, ACE Consulting, Netherlands
Martin Weiss, University of Pittsburgh, United States
Tim Weitzel, University of Bamberg, Germany