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New Call for Papers: Breaking the boundaries to knowledge integration: society meets science within knowledge management for development

Dear All

We are looking for contributions for the September 2013 issue of the KM4D Journal. The link to the Call for Papers is here: KM4DJ_call_for_papers%20September%202013.pdf

We are looking for contributions on:

- Knowledge integration and co-creation:
- Knowledge production in ‘non-traditional’ knowledge institutions, such as consultancy firms, think tanks and NGOs;
- Knowledge production by citizens and civic organisations looking to build counter-expertise;
- Joint processes initiated by non-academia (government, industry, public, NGOs) or scientists;
- Integration of multiple knowledges linked to the perspectives and roles of the various stakeholders: individual knowledge, local specialised knowledge, organisational knowledge and holistic knowledge (Brown 2011). This is by no means easy because of the different frames of reference and differences in opinion. Some stakeholders’ knowledge will be implicit, neither written down (codified) nor put into words;
- Participation of stakeholders in the process and in the design of the solution.
- Combination of methods which take into account the complexity of the system such as actor analysis, causal analysis, and system analysis;
- Encouragement of mutual learning in focus groups, round tables, expert sessions, stakeholder dialogues etc.
- Contributions focusing on local scientific, cultural and political practices.

The Guest Editors team who will be working with me on this issue comprise: Valerie Brown, Sebastiao Ferreira, Wenny Ho, Barbara Regeer and Marjolein Zweekhorst.

Submission deadlines are as follows:
Submission deadline for the title and abstract 15 April 2013
Acceptance of paper proposal 30 April 2013
Submission of full paper 15 June 2013
Peer-review completed 31 June2013
Final version of paper submitted 31 July 2013
Publication date 1 September 2013

Please send your submissions and questions to




Special Issue: Breaking the boundaries to knowledge integration: society meets science within knowledge management for development

Dear AllThe September 2013 Special Issue of the journal is now online at: …Continue

Started by SarahCummings Nov 27, 2013.

Global Ranking of Knowledge Management and Intellectual Capital Journals: 2013 Update

This global ranking of KM/IC journals puts the KM4D Journal at 14th in 2012, compared with 17th in 2005.  Shared with kind permission of one of the authors, Nick Bontis.…Continue

Started by SarahCummings Jun 26, 2013.

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Comment by Peter J. Bury on March 21, 2012 at 10:01am

Dear Regi and Lawrence, so what would seem a reasonable conversation period after the have read date ?

One week? Two weeks?

I'd go for two weeks, but I'm flexible, Peter

Comment by Lawrence E. Hiner, III on March 21, 2012 at 9:53am

Like Regi, I agree that a date frame for comments is good - beginning and ending.  So, if there is a "window" for comments from the date of issue/posting until the next issue (or something like that), there is a sense of urgency for the discussion and keeps it from dragging. Not that someone could not comment or read the posts after the "closing" date; but the discussion could stay time-focused and more likely to elicit participation.

Comment by Regi Adams on March 21, 2012 at 8:08am

I think a target date is good. It can mark the commencement of conversation regarding the journal article. Discussing the article within the indivdiual article entry would be convenient.

Comment by Nancy White on March 21, 2012 at 7:51am

I will be traveling, so I can't take a lead on this Sarah. And Peter, I think your suggestion of a date is terrific, but I'm not sure, however, everyone who expressed interest from the DGroups list has 'arrived' yet, so if you all finalize a start date, please post it to that list. This first time it make take a bit of support and encouragement for those not yet on Ning.

 For this round, I leave it to y'all! I'll be mostly offline through April 4 (and yes, this is my evil way to encourage other members to take up bits of leadership here and there and move outwards from core group dependence! :-)  )

Comment by Peter J. Bury on March 21, 2012 at 6:53am

Okay, so we start with the starter article (in the resources section | just scroll up here on this page till you see the resources block above)  ''Making innovation systems work in practice"

I could have read it say by Saturday evening (CET).

Where will we chat? Here? Or rather following the link of the article above and then in the chat box below the article? Seems to make more sense to me! 

Comment by Peter J. Bury on March 21, 2012 at 6:47am

I see that I cannot edit an earlier post :-( Feels primitive after having become used to Google+ ! One day we will switch over ;-)

I meant to refer to Ewen's post of last friday (not dated yet, another weird characteristic of Ning chat.

Comment by Peter J. Bury on March 21, 2012 at 6:45am

To respond to Ewen (his post dated 20120315 below).

Today I can see 

Volume 7, Issue 1, 2011


I can also see 

What about you?

Ik keep finding the sites (why two  different ones?) pretty confusing, never knowing if I see the latest issue or not. Never clear if I should login or not.

Actually on the I seem not to be able to login!?

On one doesn't seem to have to login.

Can someone explain this? And update our wiki pages with a roadmap on using the websites of the KM4Dev journal? Thanks! 

Comment by SarahCummings on March 20, 2012 at 10:32am

The starter article is the resource above ''Making innovation systems work in practice". I think a ''please be ready'' date is a good idea. When would you suggest, Nancy? This article was your suggestion, Melissa, how would you like to go about this?

Comment by Nancy White on March 20, 2012 at 9:01am

Excellent. For those reading and not fully awake (like me) just look above this discussion post to the resources. There are two articles, Sarah, which one is the starterd?

Do we want to set a "please ready by" date?

We might also want to post a reminder on the DGroups list to encourage others over here. It is not always that obvious! Thanks Sarah and Ewen!

Comment by SarahCummings on March 20, 2012 at 8:50am

Hi Nancy, I've already posted the article suggested by Melissa under resources. There are also other articles appearing on the wiki (we're still not up to date) but I think there is no problem for individual articles.


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