About Software


Software (ISSN 2674-113X) is an international open access journal that will publish papers on all aspects of software engineering. The purpose of this journal is to bring together researchers, engineers, and software developers from academia and industry to present novel ideas and solid research about the theoretical and practical aspects in the application domains of software.

Software aims to accept regular research papers, reviews, communications, and especially studies and viewpoints that bear strong practical relevance. Software seeks to have a practical orientation and wants to provide research to influence the practice of software engineering. We welcome researchers and practitioners worldwide to contribute to Software in any emerging or consolidated topics of software engineering.


The main subject areas include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Software requirements, design, architecture, development, testing, verification, validation, defect prediction, debugging, maintenance, and evolution;
  • Software security, privacy, quality, and malware analysis;
  • Software metrics, analytics, and data repository;
  • Continuous software engineering, agile, model-driven, and service-oriented software development methods and tools;
  • DevOps;
  • Public sector software systems, software procurement, open-source software platforms;
  • Requirements engineering;
  • Programming languages, code assessment, and tools;
  • Artificial Intelligence in software engineering;
  • Fog/edge/cloud computing in software engineering;
  • Software engineering for education, business, and society;
  • Empirical software engineering;
  • Software business, ecosystems, software startups, startup software engineering;
  • Software product management, software engineering economics;
  • Software platforms;
  • Behavioral software engineering, human factors of software engineering;
  • Ethical aspects of software engineering;
  • Emerging trends and research areas.

MDPI Publication Ethics Statement

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Copyright / Open Access

Articles published in Software will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The copyright is retained by the author(s). MDPI will insert the following note at the end of the published text:

© 2023 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).


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