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

New Issue: Records Management Journal

Table Of Contents: Volume 26 Issue 3

Michael Jones , Richard Vines

Donald C. Force , Jane Zhang 

New Issue: Records Management Journal

Table Of Contents: Volume 26 Issue 2

Trusting records: is Blockchain technology the answer?
Victoria Louise Lemieux

Adopting total quality management to enhance service delivery in medical records: Exploring the case of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Ghana
Emmanuel Adjei, Monica Mensah

Archives as a trusted third party in maintaining and preserving digital records in the cloud environment
Wei Guo, Yun Fang, Weimei Pan, Dekun Li

Reasons for the poor provision of information by the government: public opinion
Johanna Gunnlaugsdottir

What lessons can be learned from the US archivist’s digital mandate for 2019 and is there potential for applying them in lower resource countries?
Jason R. Baron, Anne Thurston

Assessing the functionality of the enterprise content management maturity model
Shadrack Katuu


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