Learn English – Single word for ‘circulation of documents’


There is a kind of technical/accounting term in Russian: документооборот or делопроизводство. It describes the set of actions and processes for the purpose of formal document management in a large organization. For example, documents should be reviewed, approved, tagged, properly structured, have mandatory references, etc. Dictionary suggests to use "documents circulation", but I'm afraid that's not what I want. I expect there to be another word (or combination) I can use. Would you suggest any?

Best Answer

The term that you are looking for could be one of:

  • Paperwork
  • Record-keeping
  • Procedure (The set of established forms or methods of an organized body for accomplishing a certain task or tasks.)
  • Document management/Content management/Record management