Call for papers 2015 - communicating specialized knowledge


The communication of specialized knowledge is as crucially important as it is ubiquitous in all walks of organizational life. Communicating specialized knowledge is the stock-in-trade of all organizational knowledge workers, be they researchers, human resource officers, lawyers, architects or managers. When these experts, however, communicate their specialized knowledge to actors outside their domain of expertise (be it to, say, other experts, other managers, to clients or new colleagues), something happens to that knowledge. The second issue of the Journal of Organizational Knowledge Communication is dedicated to exploring the question of “what happens when specialized knowledge is communicated to actors outside its context of construction, outside its domain-specific or organizational habitat?”

The theme includes, but is not limited to, the following questions: 

  • What may count as organizational practices enabling successful communication of specialized knowledge? And what does ‘successful’ mean in this regard?
  • What would characterize an organizational communication climate favoring the communication of specialized knowledge?
  • What may count as an interpersonal constellation favoring the communication of specialized knowledge?

Deadline for contributions: May 31st 2015
Feedback from reviewers: August 17th 2015
Deadline for re-submission: November 15th 2015
Publication date: December 14th 2015.

All manuscripts will be subject to a double blind peer review process. Please follow the author guidelines when submitting: