New Issue: Records Management Journal

Records Management Journal, Volume 29 Issue 1/2

Guest editorial
Elizabeth Lomas, Basma Makhlouf Shabou, Arina Grazhenskaya

Perspectives on the relationship between records management and information governance
Julie Brooks

The influence of organizational culture on information governance effectiveness
Ali Daneshmandnia

The defensible deletion of government email
James Lappin, Tom Jackson, Graham Matthews, Ejovwoke Onojeharho

A must for agencies or a candidate for deletion: A grounded theory investigation of the relationships between records management and information security
Sherry Li Xie

Theory, regulation and practice in Swedish digital records appraisal
Elisabeth Klett

An integrated framework to elevate information governance to a national level in South Africa
Paul Anthony Mullon, Mpho Ngoepe

Leadership and political will for implementation of the access to information (ATI) Act (2016) in Kenya
Victor Kabata, Francis Garaba

The impact of new public management through outsourcing on the management of government information: The case of Sweden
Proscovia Svärd

Open government data: critical information management perspectives
Elizabeth Shepherd, Jenny Bunn, Andrew Flinn, Elizabeth Lomas, Anna Sexton, Sara Brimble, Katherine Chorley, Emma Harrison, James Lowry, Jessica Page

The role of information governance in e-discovery – the case of China
Guanyan Fan

Participatory information governance: Transforming recordkeeping for childhood out-of-home Care
Joanne Evans, Sue McKemmish, Gregory Rolan

Balancing information governance obligations when accessing social care data for collaborative research
Malkiat Thiarai, Sarunkorn Chotvijit, Stephen Jarvis

The role of archives and records management legislation after colonialism in Africa: Case of Southern Africa
Nkholedzeni Sidney Netshakhuma

The inevitability of digital transfer: How prepared are UK public bodies for the transfer of born-digital records to the archives?
Lale Özdemir

“The margin between the edge of the world and infinite possibility”: Blockchain, GDPR and information governance
Darra Hofman, Victoria Louise Lemieux, Alysha Joo, Danielle Alves Batista

The monistic diversity of continuum informatics: A method for analysing the relationships between recordkeeping informatics, ethics and information governance
Frank Upward

Situating trust challenges of online trade
Tove Engvall

New Issue: Records Management Journal

Volume 28 Issue 3, 2018

Recordkeeping and disaster management in public sector institutions in Ghana
Catherine Asamoah, Harry Akussah, Adams Musah

Implementation of the Court Records Management System in the delivery of justice at the Gaborone Magisterial District, Botswana
Tshepho Lydia Mosweu, Lekoko Kenosi

Status of EDRMS implementation in the public sector in Namibia and Zimbabwe
Cathrine Tambudzai Nengomasha, Alfred Chikomba

Medical record keeping systems in Malawi: Is there a case for hybrid systems and intermediate technologies?
Alistair George Tough, Paul Lihoma

Institutional and regulatory constraints in managing procurement records: Exploratory case of procuring entities in Tanzania
Bakari Maligwa Mohamed , Geraldine Arbogast Rasheli , Leonada Rafael Mwagike

Records management practice in support of governance in the county governments of Kenya, a case of Nyamira County
Rodger Osebe , Jane Maina , Kibiwott Kurgat

The adoption of ISO standards in Brazil, Iberian Peninsula and United Kingdom in information and documentation: A comparative study
Natália Marinho do Nascimento , María Manuela Moro Cabero , Marta Lígia Pomim Valentim

New Issue: Records Management Journal

Volume 28, Issue 2, 2018
(subscription, select open access content)

“Separating the wheat from the chaff with the winnowing fork: The eeny meeny miny mo appraisal approach of digital records in South Africa”
Mpho Ngoepe, Marcia Nkwe

“The neglected fond in university archives: The case of sport club records at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), Pietermaritzburg Campus, South Africa”
Francis Garaba

“Electronic records management research in ESARBICA: a bibliometric study”
Dickson Chigariro, Njabulo Bruce Khumalo

“Ethnographic sensitivity and current recordkeeping: Applying information culture analysis in the workplace”
Gillian Oliver, Fiorella Foscarini, Craigie Sinclair, Catherine Nicholls, Lydia Loriente

“Medical records management framework to support public healthcare services in Limpopo province of South Africa”
Ngoako Solomon Marutha, Mpho Ngoepe

“Managing records and archives in a Hong Kong school: a case study”
Eric C.K. Cheng

CFP: Records Management Journal

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

Records Management Journal – Themed issue call for papers

RMJ Editor: Dr Elizabeth Lomas, University College London. Email:

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

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:

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:… and here:….

Papers will be reviewed following the journal’s standard double-blind peer review process.

Elizabeth Lomas ( is also happy to receive informal enquiries.

New Issue: Records Management Journal

Records Management Journal, Volume 28 Issue 1, 2018

“Public Information Directive (PSI) implementation in two Swedish municipalities”
Proscovia Svärd

“Voices in the cloud: social media and trust in Canadian and US local governments”
Lois Evans, Patricia Franks, Hsuanwei Michelle Chen

“Managing university records in the world of governance”
Mathews J. Phiri, Alistair George Tough

“A review of digital curation professional competencies: theory and current practices”
Yuanyuan Feng, Lorraine Richards

“The missing link in information and records management: personal knowledge registration”
Ragna Kemp Haraldsdottir, Johanna Gunnlaugsdottir

“Recordkeeping in an outsourcing public agency”
Ann-Sofie Klareld

“Post-records survey inspections in Zimbabwe: Reflections on compliance and non-compliance with records survey recommendations”
Samson Mutsagondo

New Issue: Records Management Journal

Records Management Journal, Volume 27 Issue 2

Practice theory: a new approach for archival and recordkeeping research
Asen Ognyanov Ivanov

Towards interoperable recordkeeping systems: A meta-model for recordkeeping metadata
Gregory Rolan

The challenges presented to records management by open government data in the public sector in England: A case study
Katherine Mary Chorley

Recordkeeping and research data management: a review of perspectives
Rebecca Grant

Exploring digital preservation requirements: A case study from the National Geoscience Data Centre (NGDC)
Jaana Pinnick

Metadata and video games emulation: an effective bond to achieve authentic preservation?
Giovanni Carta

Recruitment of records management practitioners in Jamaica’s public sector and its implications for professional practice
Kaydene Duffus

Methods, methodology and madness: Digital records management in the Australian government
Katharine Stuart

Guest editorial
Fiorella Foscarini , Donald C. Force

Recent Issue: Records Management Journal

Records Management JournalVolume 27 Issue 1, 2017

Survey research on tasks and competencies to inform records management education
Sarah A. Buchanan , Caroline Stratton , Yalin Sun , Ankita Chaudhary

The impact of an IT governance framework on the internal control environment
Michele Rubino , Filippo Vitolla , Antonello Garzoni

Corporate governance and records management in private and public hospitals in Ghana
Kingsley Opoku Appiah , Kon-Naah Moomin Amos , Jebuni Bashiru , Palamin Habib Drammeh , Sharita Tuffour

Embedding a records manager as a strategy for helping to positively influence an organization’s records management culture
Lynne Bowker , César Villamizar

Managing electronic records across organizational boundaries: The experience of the Belgian federal government in automating investigation processes
Laurence Maroye , Seth van Hooland , Fiona Aranguren Celorrio , Sébastien Soyez , Bénédicte Losdyck , Odile Vanreck , Cécile de Terwangne

The implementation of electronic recordkeeping systems: An exploratory study of socio-technical issues
Weimei Pan