About the Journal

Serial title 

Journal of Standardisation

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Standardisation (JoS) is a peer-reviewed open access journal with no article processing charges and no publishing fees. All papers are double blind peer-reviewed. It is an international, multi-disciplinary journal focusing on standardisation.

JoS aims to publish high-quality papers and welcomes research papers on standardisation. Standardisation is a multidisciplinary research field and therefore contributions from diverse fields are welcomed. The journal welcomes contributions on various topics as long as the link to standardisation is clearly studied.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Committee-based standardization
  • Market-based standardization (standards battles, platform wars, standardization strategies)
  • Economics of standardization
  • Standardization related to platforms and ecosystems
  • Government-based standardization
  • Conformity assessment / accreditation
  • Company standardisation
  • Education related to standardisation
  • History of standardisation
  • Standardisation and innovation
  • Standardisation and regulation
  • Standardisation and intellectual property
  • Theory of standardisation

Submission types

JoS publishes:

  • Original articles: standard research papers with qualitative or quantitative empirical research; 8000-10000 words.
  • Review articles: 8000-12000 words.
  • Insights: shorter pieces in which researchers reflect on a recent topic of interest related to standardization or practitioners share their opinion on the practice of standardization (2000-5000 words).
  • Conference reports: reports including summaries of the contributions to (parts of) major international conferences of interest to the journal of standardization (1000-2000 words).
  • Short reviews: reviews on books, courses, and reports relevant to the journal of standardization (500-1000 words).

Reviewing process

Original articles and review articles are double blind peer reviewed. Insights, conference reports and short reviews are peer reviewed at the editorial level.

Open Access Policy

the Journal of Standardisation is an open access journal licensed under a CC-BY 4.0 (CC BY 4.0) licence. This means that all content is available without paywalls.  Anyone is free to share (to copy, distribute, and transmit the work), to remix (to adapt the work) under the following conditions:

  • The original authors must be given credit.
  • For any reuse or distribution, it must be made clear to others what the license terms of this work are
  • Any of these conditions can be waived if the copyright holders give permission.
  • Nothing in this license impairs or restricts the author's moral rights.

Copyright policy

  • Authors retain their copyrights.
  • if you are using published images, text or other materials, please be aware of copyright regulations. The TU Delft Copyright helpdesk can provide further information and answer your copyright questions.
  • In case of (alleged or proven) copyright breaches or scientific misconduct (e.g. fabricating data), Journal of Standardisation will follow the developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

Article Processing Charges

Publishing in the Journal of Standardisation is completely free, so neither Submission Charges nor Article Processing Charge are required from the authors. The resources needed to run the journal are covered by the institutions where the (associate) editors are employed, mostly in the form of time invested.

Research Data

The Journal of Standardisation strongly supports that manuscripts include data registration in a recognised research data repository and will support data citation- please visit this page for more information.

Plagiarism Policy

All papers are checked for plagiarism by the assigned editor and reviewers, and a software-based plagiarism check will be performed additionally. In case of suspected plagiarism, the authors will have 2 weeks to provide an explanation.

Reproducing a part of a published content or images is allowed if the original source and authors are respectively referred to and are given proper credit.


This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

Authors are allowed to deposit a Submitted version, an Accepted version (Author Accepted Manuscript) and a Published version (Version of record) of their work in an institutional or any other repository of their choice.

TU Delft OPEN Publishing is committed to the permanent availability and preservation of scholarly research. We work in partnership with organizations as well as maintaining our own digital archive. 


The journal of standardisation grants you the right to publish the metadata of the series, it's issues and articles under the terms of the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).

Publication ethics

Editors, authors and publisher adopt the guidelines developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and the fair data principles. The journal adheres to the COPE Core Practices  and the principles of transparency as described in the Declaration on transparent editorial policies for academic journals

Code of conduct

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The opinions expressed in our published content are those of the author(s) and do not reflect the views opinions of TU Delft OPEN Publishing.  

The responsibility of the content provided is exclusively of the author(s) concerned. TU Delft OPEN Publishing, the journal of standardisation, the editors and reviewers are not responsible for errors in the contents or any consequences arising from the use of information contained in it.

The opinions expressed in the publications of the journal of standardisation do not necessarily represent the views of TU Delft OPEN Publishing and the editors.  

We follow an open access publishing principle, in which author(s) are the sole owners of the copyright of the content published, for any omissions, copyright violation author(s) of the concerned article are only responsible. Our responsibility is limited only to removal of the concerned article from the journal once the query is raised.




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