International Journal of Open Source Software and Processes (IJOSSP)

International Journal of Open Source Software and Processes (IJOSSP)

Editor-in-Chief: Antonio Pecchia (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy)
Indexed In: SCOPUS, INSPEC and 12 more indices
Published: Quarterly |Established: 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 questions 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

Mission and Scope

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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Volume 12: 4 Issues (2021): Forthcoming, Available for Pre-Order
Volume 11: 4 Issues (2020): 3 Released, 1 Forthcoming
Volume 10: 4 Issues (2019)
Volume 9: 4 Issues (2018)
Volume 8: 4 Issues (2017)
Volume 7: 4 Issues (2016)
Volume 6: 1 Issue (2015)
Volume 5: 3 Issues (2014)
Volume 4: 4 Issues (2012)
Volume 3: 4 Issues (2011)
Volume 2: 4 Issues (2010)
Volume 1: 4 Issues (2009)
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Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Antonio Pecchia received the B.S. (2005), M.S. (2008) and Ph.D. (2011) in Computer Engineering from the Federico II University of Naples, where he is lecturer in Advanced Computer Programming. He is a post-doc researcher at the Italian National Interuniversity Consortium for Informatics (CINI) within European funded projects, and co-founder of the Critiware spin-off company ( where he leads the data analytics products line and services. He serves as TPC member and reviewer in conferences and workshops on software engineering and dependability. He was a Guest Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing. His research interests include data analytics, software quality, empirical software engineering, log analysis, open source, dependable and secure distributed systems. He is a member of the IEEE.

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief Emeritus
Stefan Koch, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Turkey
Associate Editors
Carlo Daffara, NodeWeaver, Italy ORCID
Gregorio Robles, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Ioannis Stamelos, Aristotle University, Greece
Sebastian Spaeth, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland
Walt Scacchi, University of California Irvine, United States
Editorial Review Board
Bulent Ozel, Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey
Cigdem Gencel, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Turkey ORCID
Dayananda Pruthviraja, JSS Academy of Technical Education Bengaluru, India
Donald Wynn Jr., University of Dayton, United States
Frank van der Linden, Philips, Netherlands
Gregory Madey, University of Notre Dame, United States
Gustaf Neumann, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Hüseyin Tolu, Recep Tayyip Erdogan University, Turkey ORCID
Jean-Michel Dalle, Paris Dauphine Universite, France
Karim Lakhani, Harvard Business School, United States
Lefteris Angelis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Leonardo Montecchi, University of Campinas, Brazil
Nicolas Jullien, Môle Armorcain de la Recherche sur la Société, France
Pankaj Kamthan, Concordia University, Canada
Pasqualina Potena, RISE SICS Västerås, Sweden
Prantosh Kumar Paul, Raiganj University, India
Raffaele Della Corte, Federico II University of Naples, Italy
Raghuraman Krishnamurthy, Cognizant Technology Solutions, India ORCID
Raghvendra Kumar, GIET University, India, India ORCID
Rogerio de Carvalho, Instituto Federal Fluminense, Brazil
Sangeeta Lal, Heriot-Watt University, India
Scott Hissam, Carnegie Mellon University, United States
Sowmyarani C. N., Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering, India
Tong Li, Beijing University of Technology, China ORCID
Yair Wiseman, Bar-Ilan University, Israel ORCID


Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished article manuscripts will be considered. Interested authors must consult the Journal Guidelines for Manuscript Submission at PRIOR to submission. Any further questions may be answered at All article manuscript submissions will be forwarded to at least three members of the editorial review board of the journal for a double-blind peer review. The final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers.

All inquiries should be directed to the attention of:

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

Dr. Antonio Pecchia
International Journal of Open Source Software and Processes
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