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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

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Comment by Ewen Le Borgne on April 4, 2014 at 4:02am


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:
You can always check our wiki page for the latest information on upcoming issues: 
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 10:13am

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!!!

Comment by Ewen Le Borgne on February 6, 2013 at 1:29am


No, it should be free. All T&F copies become freely available after 3 years. I'll email you the articles from that issue if you want.

Sarah - could you check with T&F please - or highlight us on this case?



Comment by Nancy White on February 6, 2013 at 12:19am

Hiya -- I just got a request for an article from the Sept 2010 issue. I saw from above it was free, but upon checking, it is not free. Was that temporarily free? Thanks


Comment by Lawrence E. Hiner, III on December 14, 2012 at 11:34am

@Liah - if you still need articles on KM in hospitals, I suggest visiting and requesting that info - Ron Webb has a goodly amount of free material in addition to their subscription-based information services.

Comment by Peter J. Bury on December 14, 2012 at 7:55am

This page says "also where we also have discussions of articles."

Suggestion: maybe we should make the discussions more prominent. Not sure how to do that. Does anyone have a suggestion?

Should we start a next article discussion once we made these discussions more prominent? Let us know here on the Comment Wall.

Comment by Peter J. Bury on December 14, 2012 at 7:53am

Sarah, maybe you should update the box containing the information about

"September 2010 issue of the KM4D Journal is currently free online " ?

Comment by Liah Machara on September 5, 2012 at 5:17am

hi...if someone come across an article on KM in Hospitals can you please post it asap

Comment by Peter J. Bury on March 31, 2012 at 11:41am

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Comment by Peter J. Bury on March 27, 2012 at 3:17am

Thanks Melissa for taking the facilitation lead here! I suggest that now it is time to move over to the article page.

We may have to use a calendar (as in event on this Ning?) to clearly indicate what we have decided in terms of:

1. start reading till reading deadline xyz

2. deadline xyz is start of discussion, though I'd say if people with to contribute earlier that is fine too

3. a pre-announced deadline for the end of the "official" conversation, though of course, noone can be stopped to keep contributing

4. if it makes sense: a pre-announced date on which a summary of the conversation will be posted: where? Here seems to make sense, or archived in a KM4Dev journal conversations repository on the KM4Dev wiki?


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