International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies

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Editor in Chief: Prof. Jin Chen
ISSN online: 1743-8276
ISSN print: 1743-8268
4 issues per year
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“Knowledge as a key resource will contribute to improved organisational performance if it is properly leveraged and harnessed." IJKMS is a refereed and authoritative source of information in the field of knowledge management and related aspects.


 Topics covered include

  • Knowledge creation, acquisition, codification, classification, organisation
  • Knowledge sharing, transfer, application, protection, retention
  • KM design and development
  • KM management and implementation
  • Measurement of knowledge management performance and benefits
  • Techniques and methods for managing knowledge
  • Technological tools for knowledge management, e.g.
    • knowledge bases, collaborative tools
    • expert/intelligent systems, knowledge mining/extraction
    • content/document management
    • portals, search and retrieval
    • e-learning, virtual reality, business intelligence, etc.
  • Human, organisational, strategic, behavioural, socio-cultural aspects
  • Public policy, economics, education policy, intellectual capital, ethics
  • Other related aspects of KM

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The main objectives of IJKMS are geared towards:

  • Capturing the latest information pertaining to all aspects of knowledge management
  • Disseminating both theoretical and practical information of knowledge management
  • Providing a platform to gain and exchange knowledge in the discipline


Academics, researchers, scholars, practitioners and managers working in various areas such as engineering, management, consultancy, education, finance, manufacturing, marketing, telecommunication, etc.


IJKMS publishes original, theoretical and empirical papers; case studies; conference reports; management reports; book reviews; notes; commentaries and news. In addition to the regular issues of the journal, IJKMS publishes Special Issues devoted to interesting topics in knowledge management.



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    Editor in Chief

  • Chen, Jin, Tsinghua University, China

Regional Editor Asia Pacific

  • Wong, Kuan Yew, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

Editorial Board Members

  • Anantatmula, Vittal S, Western Carolina University, USA
  • Awazu, Yukika, The Engaged Enterprise, USA
  • Bhatt, Ganesh D, Morgan State University, USA
  • Clegg, Stewart, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
  • Desouza, Kevin C., University of Washington, USA
  • Despres, Charles, Conservatoire national des Arts et Métiers, France
  • Ermine, Jean-Louis, TELECOM & Management SudParis, France
  • Jih, Wen-Jang (Kenny), Middle Tennessee State University, USA
  • Kallinikos, Jannis, London School of Economics, UK
  • Kierkegaard, Sylvia Mercado, International Association of IT Lawyers, Denmark
  • Martin, Bill, RMIT University, Australia
  • Moutinho, Luiz, University of Glasgow, UK
  • Pawar, Kulwant S., University of Nottingham, UK
  • Pueo, Basilio, University of Alicante, Spain
  • Roy, Rajkumar, Universtiy of Cranfield, UK
  • Sena, James A., California Polytechnic State University, USA
  • Singh, Sanjay Kumar, Abu Dhabi University, United Arab Emirates
  • Skyrme, David J., David Skyrme Associates Limited, UK
  • Styhre, Alexander, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
  • Tsui, Eric, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Umemoto, Katsuhiro, The Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
  • Weber, Frithjof, EDDEG AIRBUS Deutschland Knowledge, Germany
  • Wu, Desheng (Dash), University of Toronto, Canada


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