Call for Papers


Knowledge Management & E-Learning:
An International Journal (KM&EL)

(Indexed by SCOPUS)


Special Issue on

Practical Applications of KM Systems
for Organizational Learning


Guest Editors


Prof. Murali Raman

Multimedia University, Malaysia



Ms. Magiswary Dorasamy

Multimedia University, Malaysia



Modern day organizations are subject to continuous change. To remain relevant and competitive, it is imperative that organizations cultivate and foster learning capabilities. It has been widely accepted that learning is a subcomponent of knowledge management activities in an organizational context. Numerous studies have been done to examine the relationship between knowledge management (KM) and organizational learning (OL). Yet, limited research has been published to demonstrate how practical design and implementation of a KM system (or an instantiation of it) can impact/influence learning capabilities within organizations. KM in general is defined as a systematic way of creating, storing, sharing and disseminating knowledge to aid various forms of decision making within organizations. A KM system meanwhile is often related to the application of Information Technology to support KM efforts in an organizational context. OL is a sub-domain of organizational theory that examines issues pertaining to the importance of learning and keeping abreast with changes within the organizational landscape. There is significant role and scope for well designed and implemented KM systems to support learning efforts.


Given this backdrop, we would like to call for papers that examine anyone or more of (albeit not restricted to) the following topics, in this special issue:

·           KM Systems and its role in organizational learning

·           Cases that report on practical instances of KM implementation to aid OL in an institutional context

·           Conceptual design of KM Systems that can lead to OL efforts

·           Lessons learned from KM implementation in the context of OL

·           Action research projects that showcase how a particular KM system/tool was implemented to support OL efforts either in an educational or corporate context

·           Theories that examine how KM systems can impact learning efforts

·           A discussion on a particular dimension of KM system (e.g. database, web-based systems, ontologies, semantic webs etc.) was applied to foster learning in a given situation.

·           Other related topics as approved by the editors of the special issue.



Important Dates  


Submission due: 15th Sep 2013

Notification of acceptance: 15th Nov 2013

Publication schedule: Dec 2013


Submission Instructions


Electronic submission by email to Guest Editors is required ( or ).


Papers must not have been published, accepted for publication, or presently be under consideration for publication elsewhere. A standard double-blind review process will be used for selecting papers to be published in this special issue. Authors should follow the instructions outlined in the KM&EL Website (see URL


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Knowledge Management & E-Learning: An International Journal (KM&EL)
ISSN 2073-7904


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