JOCO, Journal of Openness, Commons & Organizing

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JOCO is an annual publication released each December which includes both an edited and a reviewed section. It is affiliated to the Research Group on Collaborative Spaces (RGCS) and shares the values of open and citizen sciences. Its ambition is interdisciplinary, e.g. with contributions expected from fields such as management, organization studies, innovation studies, organizational sociology, urban sociology, economic geography, anthropology, political sciences, philosophy, psychology, etc.

People involved in JOCO

Co-Editors in Chief

Paula Ungureanu (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia), Stefan Haefliger (Cass Business School) & François-Xavier de Vaujany (PSL, Université Paris-Dauphine)

Editorial team

Aurore Dandoy (ESDES Business School), Mickael Peiro (Université de Montpellier) and Amélie Bohas (Université de Lyon)

Associate Editors (AE)

Amélie Bohas (Université de Lyon), Sabine Carton (UGA), Emmanuel Costa (UDESC), Aurore Dandoy (ESDES Business School), Julie Fabbri (emlyon business school), Anna Glaser (ESCP Europe), Albane Grandazzi (Grenoble Ecole de Management), Stefan Haefliger (Cass Business School), Amadou Lo (TBS), Chiara Tagliaro (Politecnico di Milano), Paula Ungureanu (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia), David Vallat (Science Po Lyon)

Scientific committee

The 93 coordinators of the Research Group on Collaborative Spaces are all members of the scientific committee.




Reviewed section

The reviewed section includes articles which will follow an open review process. Each publication will include: the accepted version of the paper (a), another version open to edits/comments/revisions (b), the knowledge commons produced by the research published (open video, collective posts, open data…) (c).

Submissions can be sent to and follow an open review process.

All publications are open access (creative commons). They are diffused by RGCS on open source platforms and communicated on all communication tools of our network.


Edited section

The edited section is composed of the former research notes and White Papers published by the RGCS.


Platform section

Discover in this section a "Heaven for Lost Papers": meaning that papers, which are not in progress in a traditional review process and not enough developed to be published, can be offer to a crowd-reviewing of free comments and suggestions. All papers will be directly submitted by RGCS and non-RGCS members to a short reviewing process (to be sure that we are in line with the editorial line of JOCO). After acceptance, authors will deal by self-referencing issues with next steps to give to their Lost Papers.


The adventure of the Research Group on Collaborative Spaces (RGCS)[1] started in March 2014. At that time, our network was not an association. It was a Working Group settled in France, in the UK and in Canada gathering researchers and practitioners interested in topics of new collaborative work and collaborative spaces[2]. Quickly came on the way the issue of Open Science (OS) and Citizen Sciences. To develop knowledge commons (for society and organizations) and to explore impactful, inclusive, responsible, resonant new practices, methods and concepts about and for collaborative practices, OS appeared quickly as a promising space.

To read or download the full article: JOCO 1

To quote: Ungureanu, P., Haefliger, S. & de Vaujany, F.-X. (2021) Seizing the Potentialities of Open Science: From a Community to a Platform Journal. Journal of Openness, Commons and Organizing, Research Group on Collaborative Spaces. vol. 1, issue 1.