The Journal of Peer Production (JoPP) seeks high-quality contributions from researchers and practitioners of peer production. We understand peer production 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.
Through the analysis of the forms, operations, and contradictions of peer producing communities in contemporary capitalist society, the journal aims to open up new perspectives on the implications of peer production for social change.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
– the political economy of peer production
– peer production and expertise
– critical theory and peer production
– peer production and exchange
– peer production and social movements
– peer production as an alternative to capitalism
– peer production and capitalist cooptation
– governance in peer projects
– peer production and ethics
– the peer production of hardware
– peer production and feminism
– peer production, industry and ecology