The African Journal of Information and Communication (AJIC)

The African Journal of Information and Communication (AJIC)


The African Journal of Information and Communication (AJIC) is an academic journal published by the LINK Centre, School of Literature, Language and Media (SLLM), Faculty of Humanities, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Accredited by the South African Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), AJIC is an interdisciplinary, open access journal concerned with Africa’s participation in the information society and digital network economy. The journal does not impose author processing charges. AJIC's predecessor, The Southern African Journal of Information and Communication (SAJIC), was published from 2000 to 2009, before becoming AJIC in 2010.

Corresponding Editor: Lucienne Abrahams. AJIC Submissions

ISSN: 2077-7213 (online version)

ISSN: 2077-7205 (print version)


Collections in this community

  • Thematic Issue: Scholarly Communication and Opening Access to Knowledge
  • Articles on international mobile roaming, telecommunications sector competition, e-government support for small businesses, and VoIP congestion control.
  • Thematic Issue: Perspective on a Decade of e-Government in Africa
  • Thematic Issue: Leadership in the Electronic Age: A Broad Inter-Disciplinary Practice
  • Thematic Issue: Economic Regulation and Regulatory Performance in the Electronic Communications Sector
  • Thematic Issue: Informatics and ICT for Development
  • Thematic Issue: African Intersections between Intellectual Property Rights and Knowledge Access
  • Thematic Issue: Economic Regulation, Regulatory Performance and Universal Access in the Electronic Communications Sector
  • Thematic Issue: Informatics and Digital Transformations
  • Thematic Issue: Knowledge Governance for Development
  • Articles on SADC digital regulatory imperatives, a first aid smartphone app, and a communication strategy to reduce violence against children, followed by a Focus Section on Cybersecurity.
  • Articles on internet intermediaries, mobile banking, Scratch programming, research data collection, and enterprise architecture.
  • Articles on copyright reform, intellectual property treaties, farmers' mobile phone use, informal innovation, and electronic fiscal devices.
  • Articles on data protection, cybersecurity resilience, a proposed “agricultural data commons”, intellectual property approaches to traditional knowledge, legal treatment of ISPs, and discursive constructions.
  • Articles on social media maturity, teachers’ ICT adoption, microenterprises’ ICT use, insurtech, malware detection, and information security incident management.
  • Articles on digital terrorism, SMS fraud, machine learning, mHealth, natural language processing, and international telecommunications law and policy.
  • Thematic Issue: Collaborative Innovation in African Settings
  • Articles on problematic internet use, Indigenous knowledge in vocational education, machine learning, scaling of innovation, institutional isomorphism, human–computer interaction for development, and scholarly publishing.
  • Articles on social media, mobile banking apps, cyber threats, ICT intermediation, e-government IS projects, m-learning, and cybersecurity policymaking.

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