Submit a Paper to the International Journal of Open Source Software and Processes (IJOSSP)

Published Quarterly. Est. 2009.

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.

ISSN: 1942-3926|EISSN: 1942-3934|DOI: 10.4018/IJOSSP
The Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Open Source Software and Processes (IJOSSP) would like to invite you to consider submitting a manuscript for inclusion in this scholarly journal. The following describes the mission, coverage, and guidelines for submission to IJOSSP.

Mission

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 neighboring areas by providing a focused outlet for rigorous research employing a multitude of approaches.


Coverage

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, the following:

  • 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

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.


Submission

Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished articles will be considered. INTERESTED AUTHORS MUST CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write PRIOR TO SUBMISSION. All article submissions will be forwarded to at least 3 members of the Editorial Review Board of the journal for double-blind, peer review. Final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers. All submissions must be completed electronically through the eEditorial Submission System.


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

All inquiries regarding IJOSSP should be directed to the attention of:

Dr. Antonio Pecchia
Editor-in-Chief
International Journal of Open Source Software and Processes
E-mail: IJOSSP@igi-global.com or antonio.pecchia@unina.it