JOCO, Journal of Openness, Commons & Organizing

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Journal of Openness, Commons & Organizing (JOCO) is affiliated to the Research Group on Collaborative Spaces (RGCS) and shares the values of open and citizen sciences. Its ambition is interdisciplinary, with contributions from fields such as management, organization studies, innovation studies, organizational sociology, urban sociology, economic geography, anthropology, political sciences, philosophy, psychology.

JOCO provides open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global knowledge exchange.


1. Journal description: 
The Journal of Open Commons & Organizing (JOCO) aims at being a forum for research and a platform for discussion 
about old and new ways of working and organizing explored from open and citizen sciences perspectives. 
Our main goal is to pursue openness as a distinct, consistent and integrated field of research and our approach 
to openness is two-fold: not only are we interested in contributions to open science topics and methodologies, 
but we are also committed to creating an open space where heterogeneous paradigms, disciplines and communities may 
interact recursively and inclusively at the different stages of their inputs to explore old and new ways of working.
We welcome contributions from researchers, practitioners, artists, activists, and we highly encourage collective 
inputs regarding old and new ways of working (in corporate, scientific and activist worlds) and their relationships 
with new and open modes of management and organizing, new ways of living and alternative forms of society. 
Studies elaborating systematic links between work, organizing and societal or political dynamics are particularly welcome. 
We invite all social sciences methods and methodologies. We are open to both empirical, conceptual and 
philosophical contributions. A non-exhaustive list of topics for contributions includes:

- Conceptual discussions about openness and the process of opening;
- History of work and management in an open world;
- Changing nature of work: New ways of working, of managing and organizing in an open world;
- Understanding change in professions and expertise in an increasingly open and interconnected society;
- Collaborative entrepreneurship and coworking;
- Hackers and makers movements;
- Hackerspaces, makerspaces, FabLabs, biohackerspaces, third-places;
- Open Innovation;
- Open strategy and open strategizing;
- Democracy and open organizing;
- New ways of working and societal transformations;
- New practices and cultures of participation in technology and knowledge communities;
- New forms of collaboration, partnerships and participation in addressing grand challenges at the societal level
- Open policies;
- Open sciences and citizen sciences;
- Collaborative ethnography;
- Crowd research;
- Knowledge and digital commons;
- Theories of commons and communities;
- Communalizations practices and societies;
- Philosophies and metaphysics of commons and communities;
- Public policies devoted to commons, common good and communities;
- Education to openness, open knowledge and common good;
- Learning processes of openness and common good;
- New research methods devoted to openness, commons and common good;
- Open data based research.
2. Instructions for authors:
Publication frequency: JOCO is published twice a year.

Editorial process: It includes both an edited and a reviewed section. The edited section is 
composed of editorial addresses and White Papers published by the RGCS. The reviewed section 
includes articles which will follow an Open Review Process (OPR). OPR is based on open 
participation of wider communities, i.e. both academics and any interested parties outside 
the academic circles may contribute to the review process and article development, and open 
interactions, i.e. direct reciprocal discussion between author(s) and reviewers, and/or 
between reviewers. 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 interactions, reports, videos, and data; collective posts) (c). 
All open seminars connected to our articles are online on a specific Youtube channel: new sections will be released soon, 
in particular a ‘Dialog section’, ‘doctoral voice’ section and ‘democratic voice’ section. 

Guidelines of JOCO open process

Author charges: No article processing charges nor article submission charges are requested to the authors.
3.Copyright Notice & Creative Commons license
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work 
simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to 
share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in 
this journal.
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the 
non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to 
an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial 
publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional 
repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can 
lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.

Publishing address: ESCP Business School. 8 Av. de la Porte de Champerret, 75017 Paris FRANCE. ISSN 2967-1833
4. JOCO Team:
Co-Editors in Chief: 
- Paula Ungureanu (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia), 
- Stefan Haefliger (Bayes Business School), 
- François-Xavier de Vaujany (PSL, Université Paris-Dauphine)

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 Business School) 
- 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).
- The 93 coordinators of RGCS are all members of the 
scientific committee.

Editorial team:
- Aurore Dandoy (ESDES Business School)
- Gislene Feiten Haubrich (CITEM)
- Mickael Peiro (IUT Paul Sabatier).

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