Calls for papers


International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations
International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations


Special Issue on: “Social Network Analysis”

Guest Editors:
Jay Liebowitz, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Rajeev K Bali, University of Coventry, UK
Nilmini Wickramasinghe, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA

Social network analysis (SNA) has been gaining momentum for use in many applications, ranging from mapping knowledge flows and gaps in organisations to creating collaborative networks. SNA has developed from the sociology, anthropology and education disciplines, and is a wonderful technique to use for identifying critical knowledge in organisations, relationships between various people within organisations, and to track the flows of knowledge between and within departments. Given this growing importance in SNA, we have decided to dedicate a special issue of IJNVO to SNA.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Use of SNA to identify knowledge flows
  • Knowledge mapping enabled through SNA
  • How SNA can increase innovation and productivity
  • Using SNA to build networks
  • Case studies that describe applications of SNA in organisational settings
  • Transformation of social networks into value networks (i.e., relationship between SNA and value network analysis)
  • SNA tools and techniques
  • Next generation of SNA approaches and tools

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

3-page extended abstract by: 15 January 2007

Notification of full paper submission sent to the lead author by: 15 February 2007

Manuscripts must be sent no later than: 15 May 2007