Call for Papers


Knowledge Management & E-Learning (KM&EL)

(Indexed by Scopus)


Special Issue on


Role of Knowledge and Learning Systems
in fostering Work-Life Balance


Guest Editor


Prof. Murali Raman


Multimedia University, Malaysia



Rapid and constant growth of technology has transformed our world into a knowledge society.  Knowledge and learning systems play an evident role in business sustainability. Work force has evolved from traditional single skilled to multi skilled personnel who juggle various tasks in a single role. Thus, the need to promote lifelong learning, e-learning and on the job training to constantly keep the workforce well equipped with the current skills required by the industry. Latest research reveals immense importance in introducing Knowledge Management (KM) ideas to e-learning systems. It is disputed that KM can facilitate an e-learning system, whereby the collaboration between e-learning and KM will provide the single goal of organizational learning. KM is an integration of enormous number of endeavours and fields of study from the application of new technology to the harnessing of the intellectual capital of an organisation (Boswell & Olson, 2007).


Work-Life Balance is a method of balancing the pressure of work with family and social lifestyle demands (Cabanac & Hartley, 2013). This topic has been debated over years but in the present important aspect of human resource and retaining employees. Current work methods have lead employees to be overly stressed and leading unhealthy lifestyle practices to sustain their work needs as compared to personal and family engagements. However, the availability of KM and sound learning systems may have a role to play in providing employees a better work-life balance.


In this note, we consider an opportunity to see growth in studies that relate to the role of KM and Learning Systems in enhancing employee work-life balance. The topics of interest include the following but are not limited:


  • Information systems management
  • Life Long Learning
  • e-Learning and Job based Training
  • Knowledge based systems
  • Impact of technology in sustaining Work-Life Balance (WLB)
  • Work-Life Balance challenges for employees, employers and policy-makers
  • Enhancing employee Work-Life Balance, in sustaining or enhancing organisational effectiveness


We are interested in both theoretical and practical papers that aim to improve work-life balance through the utilization of KM and Learning Systems.



1.     Boswell, W. R., & Olson-Buchanan, J. B. (2007). The use of communication technologies after hours: The role of work attitudes and work-life conflict. Journal of Management, 33(4), 592-610.

2.     Cabanac, G., & Hartley, J. (2013). Work-life balance issues among JASIST authors and editors. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 64(10), 2182-2186.


Important Dates  


Submission due: December 15, 2015
Notification of final acceptance: January 15, 201
Camera Ready Copy by: February 15, 2016

Publication schedule: June 2016


Submission Instructions


Electronic submission by email to Guest Editor is required (


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


For more information about the KM&EL, please visit the web site:

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


Maintained and Developed by:

Laboratory for Knowledge Management & E-Learning

Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong