CFP: Records Management Journal

Records Management Journal – Themed issue call for papers

Fresh Insights: Student Research in Records Management

Editor: Fiorella Foscarini, University of Amsterdam

Guest Editor: Donald Force, School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

The Records Management Journal invites submissions for a themed issue dedicated to emerging scholars who are engaged in original research broadly related to the area of records and information management.  Students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate programs at the time of the issuing of this call are invited to submit papers based on course assignments, projects, theses, or other kinds of research work carried out as part of their education.

We welcome contributions about, but not limited to, the following themes:

  • Concepts of record, document, information, archives
  • Recordkeeping theories, methods, and practices
  • History of recordkeeping
  • Professional roles and skills
  • Recordkeeping systems, technologies, and infrastructures
  • Digital preservation and access
  • User perspectives
  • Organizational culture
  • Personal recordkeeping
  • Studies of textual and non-textual documents
  • Contemporary perspectives on records, information, and archives

Students at all stages of their study who have done some research on issues that may be of interest to the Records Management Journal are invited to submit an extended abstract according to the instructions mentioned below.

Submission Deadlines:

  • Extended abstracts (more info below): 1 May 2016
  • Abstracts accepted and authors notified no later than: 30 May 2016
  • Full paper submitted: 1 October 2016
  • Review, revision and final acceptance: 28 February 2017

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

  • (If it is a theoretical or conceptual paper) what is the approach to the topic? Briefly outline existing knowledge and the value added by the paper compared to that.
  • (If it is a research paper) what is the main research question or aim? What are 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.

Please send your extended abstract to the Journal Editor Fiorella Foscarini:

Full papers (for accepted abstracts) should be 3000-7000 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.

Fiorella Foscarini (<>) is also happy to receive informal enquiries.


Donald C. Force, PhD

Assistant Professor
School of Information Studies
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Office: NWQ 3495
Phone: (414) 229-2792

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