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IJOSSP 2017 : International Journal of Open Source Software and Processes


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Call For Papers

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The International Journal of Open Source Software and Processes (IJOSSP) is rapidly emerging as an established venue to publish high-quality peer-reviewed and original research articles on the large field of open source software and processes.

IJOSSP is a quarterly Journal indexed in Compendex (Elsevier Engineering Index), INSPEC, SCOPUS and many more prestigious indices. Its articles span a wide range of up-to-date topics and chellenging application areas. We warmly invite you to look the Table of Contents available at the Journal webpage.

Open source 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.

IJOSSP covers the following topics (but not limited to)

-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


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:

Submissions can be done at the following link:

All submissions will be forwarded to the Editorial
Review Board for double-blind, peer review.

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

Antonio Pecchia
Federico II University of Naples, ITALY
IJOSSP Editor-in-Chief

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