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Advances in Health Knowledge Management:

Policy, Services, Education and Research

Guest Editors:

Maria José Sousa, ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal

Renato Lopes da Costa, ISCTE-IUL BRU_UNIDE, Portugal

Francesca Dal Mas, University of Lincoln, UK



This call invites contributions to enhance our knowledge about policy, services, education and research into Knowledge Management in the Health Sector.  The objective of this Special Issue is to draw together scholars who are working at the forefront of this research domain as there is still the need to learn more about concepts, models, and applications of KM in this sector. We are looking for theoretical, conceptual and/or empirical papers using quantitative or qualitative approaches to Health knowledge management. We also welcome descriptions of practical implementations, case-studies, literature reviews, etc.

Globally knowledge Management has gained great importance in healthcare organizations.  It calls upon interdisciplinary issues including knowledge representation, management and technologies. It assumes a high importance and needs to be supported by interactive technologies, tools and techniques.

 Knowledge in healthcare is more and more massive, dynamic, and even conflicting, which are challenges that have stimulated researchers to look for ways of turning knowledge overload into significant opportunities and helping decision-making in healthcare organizations. This Special Issue calls for submissions that can help develop and/or apply healthcare knowledge using an interdisciplinary approach.  

Theoretical and practical papers are invited to this Special Issue and potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Creation and dissemination of knowledge in the health sector
  • How knowledge management contributes to governance of healthcare organisations
  • Applications of knowledge management in the health sector
  • Emergent technologies for knowledge management in healthcare
  • Big data analytics in healthcare organisations and services
  • Contributions and liaisons of Knowledge management to Health Education and Research
  • Knowledge Management systems to improve Health Policy definition, dissemination and implementation
  • Trends in Knowledge Management in healthcare


Submission deadline date: 30 April 2020 - Extended to 31 May

Papers will be acknowledged on receipt and will initially be evaluated by the guest editors. Authors will then be informed whether their submission is suitable to go into the review process. All papers that go for review will be subjected to a double-blind peer review by two reviewers. Once the journal administrator has received the two reviews the guest editors will evaluate the reviews and a report will be sent to the author/s. 

Once a paper has been accepted for pyublication the author/s will be asked to pay the journal publication fee fo £250 and once this has been paid the paper will go into production and a typeset proof will be sent prior to publication.

All papers should be submitted according to EJKM submission guidelines. It is important to read these instructions before following the link on this page to submit your paper.

Special Issue Guest Editors

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Maria José Sousa (PhD in Management) is a University Professor and a research fellow at ISCTE/IUL. She has co-authored over 80 articles and book chapters (in: Journal of Business Research, Journal of Medical Systems, European Planning Studies, Systems Research and Behavioral Science, and others). She is also the guest-editor of several Special Issues from Springer and Elsevier.

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Renato Lopes da Costa holds a Doctorate in General Management, Strategy, and Business Development from ISCTE (Portugal). He is currently a researcher and member of the scientific council of BRU-UNIDE and professor at ISCTE, where he supervises masters and PhD theses, and teaches General Management, Business Strategy and Knowledge Management and Organizational Culture. He is director of the Master in Business Administration at ISTE-IUL and Executive Director of the Executive Masters in Management for Non-Management Professionals. He has written five books and published articles in various International journals.


Francesca Francesca Dal Mas is a Lecturer in Strategy and Enterprise at the Lincoln International Business School in Lincoln, UK. She  holds a PhD in Managerial and Actuarial Sciences and aMaster’s Degree in Business Administration from Udine University, Italy and a Law Degree from Bologna University, Italy. Her research interests include strategy, knowledge management, and intellectual capital.