[Air-L] CFP Journal of Peer Production DEADLINE EXTENDED

Steve Collins stephen.collins at mq.edu.au
Tue Jan 9 14:39:19 PST 2018

Apologies, my previous post contained an error concerning the new dates.


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

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

There are two parts to JoPP “OPEN”: “OPEN” EOI and “OPEN” CFP.

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 peer

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!

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.
Important dates:

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
Submission guidelines

Extended paper abstracts of up to 500 words are due 15 Feburary 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
Production guidelines. See http://peerproduction.net/peer-review/process/
for details.

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 | http://bit.ly/2A7JgAV | <mathieu.oneil AT canberra.edu.au>
Steve Collins | http://bit.ly/2xNhOmV | <stephen.collins AT mq.edu.au>

*Dr Steve Collins*
Senior Lecturer in Multimedia
Department of Media, Music, Communication & Cultural Studies
Macquarie University

P: (02) 9850 2165
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