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Article Type: Editorial From: Journal of Workplace Learning, Volume 21, Issue 7
The conference season is here! We have just returned from the biannual European Association of Work and Organizational Learning (EAWOP) conference, which we thought would be worthwhile, while our publisher Nancy Rolph visited the American Society for Training and Development 2009 International Conference and Exposition promoting the Emerald titles. The Researching Work and Learning (RWL) conference is imminent and the journal will publish its now regular special issue from this conference. At around the same time there is also the Technology Innovation and Industrial Management (TIIM) conference in Bangkok, from where we are writing this piece.
As our travelling increases it is good to have the added simplicity of Manuscript Central at our disposal. Recently we omitted to pass on our decision to an author and we were conscious that this was not good author service. Manuscript Central should save valuable time both for authors and ourselves as Editors, and would also help us keep track on reviewers. It will take us some time until all our submissions are progressed through this new system, but we are happy with this development. We suggest you too could take a look, at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jwl and submit your next article there!
This issue contains a first in that it includes the first-ever paper submitted, reviewed and accepted by JWL through Manuscript Central. The first article to make the publication this way is Ellen Goldman’s piece on how, when, and why emergency medicine residents learn while working in the chaotic environment of a hospital emergency room. The other articles are equally good, and include, first, “‘Development Radar’: the co-configuration of a tool in a learning network” from the University of Helsinki, by Hanna Toiviainen, Hannele Kerosuo, and Tuula Syrjälä. We would like our journal editing to work like the proverbial Swiss watch, and thus are interested to learn from Kayhan Tajeddini’s article “Perceptions of learning among Swiss watch managers”. The next article tries to expand the learning tradition towards new directions; we have chosen to promote “The power of professionally situated practice analysis in redesigning organizations: a psychosociological approach” by Giuseppe Scaratti, Mara Gorli and Silvio Ripamonti. Finally, we have received or obtained some new literature, and this issue ends with two book reviews. More reviews on recent literature will follow in Volume 22.
Dear reader, we wish you an interesting and captivating learning experience with this issue.
Sara Cervai, Tauno Kekäle