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New call for papers: Knowledge management for development in 2020: let your imagination fly!

The Knowledge Management for Development Journal (KM4D Journal) is a peer-reviewed community-based journal on knowledge management for development – for and by development practitioners, researchers and policymakers. The journal is closely related to the KM4Dev community of practice (www.km4dev.org). This Call for Papers concerns the issue to be published in December 2015, Volume 11, Issue 3.

 

Rationale

There have been some recent efforts to predict the future on knowledge management for development, the field (KM4D) and the community (KM4Dev). One such effort has been the Envisioning Km4Dev Futures 2013-2014, funded by International Fund for Agriculture (IFAD) which featured a series of projects looking at the future of KM4Dev.[i][ii]  Others have encouraged KM4Dev to take a transformational path such as Valerie Brown’s work on transformational science (Brown and Harris 2013), to focus on KM4Dev as the ‘new Enlightenment’ (Ferreira 2009) or to explore the link between KM4D and transdisciplinary research, and use this to make predictions about the future of KM4Dev (Cummings et al, 2013).

On the private sector side, we regularly see scoping views on where KM is headed, what the ‘next big thing’ is, and what internal and external forces will cause the discipline to shape itself over the coming years. Similarly, it would be interesting to hear what this community thinks about the future KM4D field trends.

 

This issue

In this issue, we would like you to use your experience and imagination to write about where you would see KM4D or KM4Dev in the future, or where you fear it might be going. You can focus on a field of practice, such as facilitationcommunities of practice or evaluation, or on a theme or sector, such as KM4D related to big datafood and nutrition security,agriculture and rural development or ICTs, or covering local, regional or continental perspectives. Or you can try to cover the whole field, linking it to predictions about the state of development, such as the Sustainable Development Goals, or of knowledge management. Technological predictions for our field are also welcome. Contributions can cover emerging trends, technologies, political developments, organisational aspects, etc. We hope to see a rich range of contributions, including a combination of personal reflections and papers. We would also like to encourage those involved in the KM4Dev Futures project to share their reflections and insights.

 

Submission of abstracts and papers
We welcome articles, case studies, thought pieces, publication reviews, short stories, KM4Dev Community Notes, life stories, debates, letters and annotated bibliographies from both academics and practitioners. Literary contributions – such as poems, stories or metaphors – would also be welcome. Contributions are welcome in English, French and Spanish.

The submission and review process leading to publication is explained below, together with a schedule. If you would like to submit a paper, or be actively involved in this initiative in any other way, please send your abstract (minimum one paragraph – maximum one page) or your message by e-mail to km4dj-editors@dgroups.org before 3 July 2015 (please include ‘Future Issue’ in the title of your email).

Guidelines for authors are available on the KM4Dev wiki in English, French and Spanish:http://wiki.km4dev.org/KM4D_Journal_-_Editors%27_Workspace#Author_Guidelines

 

 

Schedule

Submission deadline for the title and abstract                        3 July 2015

Acceptance/rejection of proposal                                            10 July 2015

Full contribution due                                                              15 September 2015

Peer review completed                                                            15 October 2015

Final versions submitted                                                         15 November 2015

Publication of the issue                                                           December 2015                                                                                           

 

 

 

Kemly Camacho, Pete Cranston, Sarah Cummings, Charles Dhewa,
Ivan Kulis and Nancy White

Guest Editors, Knowledge management for development in 2020: let your imagination fly!

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Call for papers: Knowledge management for development in 2020: let your imagination fly!

RationaleThere have been some recent efforts to predict the future on knowledge management for development, the field (KM4D) and the community (KM4Dev). One such effort has been the Envisioning…Continue

Started by SarahCummings Jun 22.

‘Facilitation for development’ - New issue of the Knowledge Management for Development Journal is out & sheds light on the connection between facilitated action and knowledge management in development

(Sorry for cross-posting) The latest issue of the Knowledge Management for Development Journal (May 2015) is dedicated to: “Facilitation for development. Concepts, practices and approaches to share,…Continue

Tags: issue 11.1, knowledge management for development journal, facilitation

Started by Ewen Le Borgne May 14.

Announcement: Competition for the 'best' articles in KM4D Journal in 2014

Now that the 2014 issue of the journal is online, the editorial team  has been considering how to focus attention on the 3 editorials, 18  papers, 7 case studies, 2 stories and one Community Note…Continue

Started by SarahCummings Apr 23.

December 2014 issue of journal now online

Available at: http://journal.km4dev.org/index.php/km4dj/indexVol 10, No 3 (2014)EditorialPapersBlocked learning in development aid?…Continue

Started by SarahCummings Mar 9.

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Comment by Nancy White on April 8, 2015 at 4:28pm

That is great news. As I was looking back across older issues, I kept thinking -- THIS IS AN UNDERUSED RESOURCE!!! 

Do you know what kinds of page views you get per issue/article/overtime? 

Comment by Ewen Le Borgne on April 8, 2015 at 7:16am

Wondering how to get access to the Taylor & Francis issues/articles (2009-2012)?

Here's what's planned:

This is a very timely question! We currently have a student volunteer

from Macquarie University, Sydney, who is putting the 3 volumes
(2009-2012) online on the Open Journal System so they will be open
access like the rest of the journal. She has just started - this
weekend - and is working on Volume 5, issue 1. As she gets each issue
online, she will be informing everyone about this. It takes quite a
bit of time to do this - she has to create author accounts by proxy,
submit each individual paper as a proxy for the author, add all the
metadata in three languages, and then change roles to upload final
files and create the issue -  but while she is getting round to volume
6, Nancy, I will send you a PDF of your paper, both parts 1 and 2.

In the meantime, if any of you receive some strange, automatically
generated mails from me - in which you are thanked for submitting a
paper that was published some years ago - it will be part of this
process going on behind the scenes so there is no need to worry. As
author, you will also receive a mail when the issue is online.

Cheers!

The editorial team

Comment by SarahCummings on January 11, 2015 at 9:33pm

Great, will do! Thank you!

Comment by Nancy White on January 11, 2015 at 8:47pm

Sarah, if you send it today, I can do it.

Comment by SarahCummings on January 11, 2015 at 6:39pm

Hi everyone

Is there anyone who would be willing to peer review a paper for the journal on communities of practice? It would need to be done in the next two weeks.

Regards to all

Sarah

Comment by Peter J. Bury on September 18, 2014 at 10:26am

Thnx for the update Ewen

Comment by Ewen Le Borgne on September 14, 2014 at 2:33pm

PLEASE NOTE!!!

Authors of issue 11.1 on facilitation - that the notification about abstracts being approved or not is likely to be sent out on friday 19 september instead of monday 15 september.

Thank you for your understanding,

Best,

Ewen Le Borgne, on behalf of the guest editorial team

Comment by Denise Senmartin on July 7, 2014 at 7:07pm

Special Latin American Edition of KM4Dev Journal is out!

We are happy to announce the publication of the 2014 Special Edition in Spanish and Portuguese of the KM4Dev Journal. Please check it out here and help us disseminating it!
 
We are grateful for the collaboration during the process of all authors, guest editors, and peer reviewers for making it possible and for trusting their ideas, experiences and propositions to the Journal. 
Just click and enjoy this open access issue covering KM4Dev experiences in Latin America, with eight articles in Spanish and one in Portuguese. 
Comment by Ewen Le Borgne on April 4, 2014 at 10:02am

GENERAL UPDATE ABOUT THE JOURNAL: 

Hello all,

Just some updates about the KM for Development Journal - and some opportunities for you to come up with interesting topics for upcoming issues and articles...
Past issues:
- The current issue (December 2013) is about 'Facilitating multi-stakeholder processes (balancing internal dynamics and institutional politics)'
- The previous issue (September 2013) was about 'Breaking the boundaries to knowledge integration: society meets science within knowledge management for development'
Upcoming issues:
- The May 2014 issue will be in Spanish and is in the final stages now. Read more about it here.
- The September 2014 issue will be about 'Africa' and lots of articles are on their way already. Read more about this issue here.
- The December 2014 issue will be non-thematic, so any article is welcome for this.
- The May 2015 issue will be about 'facilitation' and the editors are currently unpacking how to give this more focus and how to structure this issue. More news about this in the future. The call for papers is expected some time after the summer.
- The other two issues of 2015 are not planned yet so...
How to get involved and propose topics and articles?
For the December 2014, September 2015 and December 2015 issues, any article is welcome. But crucially also, if you have any suggestion re: a possible thematic focus for the September (or December) 2015 issue, you're welcome to share it here and see if anyone would be interested. One of those 2 issues will remain non-thematic (to accommodate other articles that don't fit in a specific 'theme') but the other is up for grabs - so feel free to HAVE A GO :)
More information about the journal:
The official journal page (with past issues, guidelines for authors and editors etc.) is available at: http://journal.km4dev.org/index.php/km4dj/index
You can always check our wiki page for the latest information on upcoming issues: http://wiki.km4dev.org/KM4D_Journal 
Cheers,
And have a great weekend!
Ewen Le Borgne, on behalf of the KM for D journal editorial team... 
Comment by Nancy White on February 6, 2013 at 3:13pm

Thanks, Ewen. The person inquiring wants copies of Part 1 and Part two of the communities and networks articles I did. And silly me, I never keep author copies ... nor even track what I write. This may be a lesson!!!

 
 
 

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