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[ecrea] [SUSPICIOUS MESSAGE] CFP: Journal of Peer Production
Mon Jan 08 10:31:05 GMT 2018
PEER PRODUCTION: RESEARCH AND PRACTICE
The Journal of Peer Production (JoPP) is a volunteer-run peer-reviewed
journal which has since 2011 both researched and put into practice the
principles of peer production, understood as a mode of commons-based and
oriented production in which participation is voluntary and predicated
on the self-selection of tasks. Notable examples are the collaborative
development of Free Software projects and of the Wikipedia online
encyclopedia. JoPP is an open-access journal that allows readers to
read, download, copy, distribute and link to the full texts of articles.
Authors license works under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike
4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) and retain full copyright in their work.
In terms of research, we have published ten landmark issues exploring
the interconnection of peer production with activism, political economy,
bio and hardware hacking, free software, value and currency, shared
machine shops, the law, state policies, feminism and queer issues,
alternative infrastructures, and waged labour. We will publish our
eleventh issue on peer production and urbanism in January 2018 and our
twelfth on the institutionalisation of shared machine shops in May 2018.
In terms of practice, we have debated policy decisions on a public and
archived mailing list. We have renovated the scientific peer review
system by publishing not only reviews of papers, but also – in order to
fully appreciate the impact of reviews – original submissions of
articles. We have launched a “signalling” system so that imperfect
articles can be published rapidly, whilst maintaining the standards and
reputation of the journal.
*Having defined the field of peer production studies and put into
practice peer production principles, we now seek to foster new avenues
and partnerships.* We are calling this new phase in the development of
the Journal of Peer Production “OPEN”. At the root of “OPEN” is the fact
that we now live in an era where exclusion and inequality are being
justified by overtly racist, even fascist, ideas. It is therefore more
important than ever for progressives to develop viable alternatives to
plutocracy and environmental destruction which highlight peer values
such as inclusion and openness.
/There are two parts to JoPP “OPEN”: “OPEN” EOI and “OPEN” CFP./
JOPP: “OPEN” EOI
*We are calling for “OPEN” editorial Expressions of Interest from people
wanting to develop their own take on peer production.* This means we are
offering our website and network of reviewers for the production and
dissemination of activist or scientific interventions in the field of
We are open to accounts of projects, to explorations of special
interests, to analysis of the “infrastructures of the commons”
(universal income systems, cooperatives and unions, free public
services), etc. We are particularly interested in initiatives that would
disseminate peer production knowledge and values to audiences beyond the
academic and activist communities.
Please write to the JoPP general public list <jopp-public AT
lists.ourproject.org with your ideas or if you prefer to discuss them in
confidence please contact the private JoPP editorial team mailing list
<jopp-editorial AT lists.ourproject.org>.
We look forward to hearing from you!
JOPP: “OPEN” CFP ISSUE #13
*We are also announcing a Call for Papers for issue #13 of the Journal
of Peer Production on the theme of “OPEN”.* This means that
contributions can explore any aspect of peer production. Please refer to
past issues for examples and to our style guidelines for guidance on the
type of contributions we accept.
500-word abstracts 15th February 2018
Acceptance of papers 15th March 2018
Full papers due 30th June 2018
Reviews due and sent to authors 30th August 2018
Revised papers due 30th October 2018
Signals due 30th December 2018
Issue released 31st January 2019
*Extended paper abstracts *of up to 500 words *are due 15 January, 2018.
*Peer reviewed papers should be no more than 8,000 words.
These should be sent directly to the editors.
All peer reviewed papers will be reviewed according to Journal of Peer
*Full papers for peer review *will be due by *30th June, 2018.*
For more information and feedback on proposed contributions please
contact the issue editors:
Mathieu O’Neil | <mathieu.oneil AT canberra.edu.au>
Steve Collins | <stephen.collins AT mq.edu.au>
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