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Information governance and ethics: information opportunities and challenges in a shifting world

Special issue call for papers from Records Management Journal

RMJ Editor: Dr Elizabeth Lomas, University College London. Email: [email protected]

With Guest Editor: Professor Basma Makhlouf-Shabou, Geneva School of Business Administration, University of Applied Sciences and Art western Switzerland. Email: [email protected]

The Records Management Journal invites submissions for a themed issue focused on the opportunities and challenges of information governance. We welcome contributions about, but not limited to, the following themes:

Information governance policy, principles and main dimensions

Information governance actors, components and advanced tools

Information and risk management approaches, standards, methods and tools

Information and information assets value and valorization (information economics/Infonomics)

Information security, cyber security and warfare

Search, discovery and disclosure

Legislative liability, rights, ownership and ethics

Professional responsibilities, roles and skills in an expanding information age

Artificial Intelligence and technological change/challenge

Challenging aspects of long term preservation

Information governance maturity models: relevant initiatives and case studies

Considerations and particularities of Information governance applied on different data contexts and typologies: medical data, research data, public data, etc.

We are interested in different disciplinary perspectives from researchers, academics and practitioners. Submissions can be viewpoints, critical reviews, research, case studies or conceptual/philosophical papers.

Submission Deadlines

Extended abstracts (more info below): 18 June 2018

Abstracts accepted and authors notified no later than:  30 June 2018

Full paper submitted: 24 September 2018

Review, revision and final acceptance: 30 December 2018


The Records Management Journal applies article level publication so within approximately a month of acceptance the article will be available online.

Submission Process

Extended abstracts should be a 500 word version of the Records Management Journal’s structured abstract, using the headings described in the author guidelines.

Please note shorter opinion pieces and practitioner case studies (3,000 words) may also be submitted for this particular themed issue. Please indicate in your abstract submission the intended length of your piece.

Under the design/methodology/approach heading, please include the following as appropriate to the type of paper:

What is the approach to the topic if it is a theoretical or conceptual paper? Briefly outline existing knowledge and the value added by the paper compared to that.

What is the main research question and/or aim if it a research paper? What is the research strategy and the main method(s) used?

If the paper is a case study outline its scope and nature and the method of deriving conclusions.

If the paper is an opinion piece outline its focus and key highlight points.

Please send your extended abstract to: [email protected]

Full papers (for accepted abstracts) should be 3000-8000 words (excluding references) and should be prepared using the RMJ guidelines which can be read here . . Papers will be reviewed following the journal’s standard double-blind peer review process.

Elizabeth Lomas ([email protected]) is also happy to receive informal enquiries.