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The African Journal of Information and Communication (AJIC)

Published by the Wits LINK Centre since 2000, The African Journal of Information and Communication (AJIC) is a peer-reviewed, open access academic journal focused on the information and communication ecosystem in Africa and elsewhere in the developing world.

Accredited by the South African Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), AJIC pursues its open access objective by publishing online under a Creative Commons licence and by not imposing article processing charges on its contributors.

AJIC is interdisciplinary, seeking to engage with information and communication ecosystem dynamics at global, regional and national levels that have implications for developing-world countries in general and African regions and countries in particular. It encourages debate on various aspects of information and communication policy, law regulation, governance, strategy, and implementation, with an interest in the multiple relationships across knowledge, innovation, technology, economy and society. It is intended as both a rigorous academic journal and as a practical medium to inform actors and decision-makers in government, industry, and civil society.

AJIC issues published between 2006 and 2013 (Issues 7 to 13) carry the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 South Africa (CC BY-SA 2.5 ZA) licence. All other AJIC outputs are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence.

AJIC's open access approach corresponds to the objectives of the National Research Foundation (NRF) Open Access Statement and the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities. (For more informaiton on open access publishing, go to Wits LibGuide: Open Access, Access to Knowledge and Scholarly Communication: Introduction.)



AJIC Issue 19, 2016: Thematic Issue: Knowledge Governance for Development

AJIC Issue 18, 2016: Thematic Issue: Informatics and Digital Transformations

AJIC Issue 17, 2016: Thematic Issue: Economic Regulation, Regulatory Performance and Universal Access in the Electronic Communications Sector

AJIC ARCHIVE, 2000 to 2015

AJIC Issue 16, 2015: Thematic Issue: African Intersections between Intellectual Property Rights and Knowledge Access

AJIC Issue 15, 2015: Thematic Issue: Informatics and ICT for Development

AJIC Issue 14, 2015: Thematic Issue: Economic Regulation and Regulatory Performance in the Electronic Communications Sector

AJIC Issue 13, 2013: Thematic Issue: Leadership in the Electronic Age: A Broad Inter-Disciplinary Practice

AJIC Issue 12, 2012: Thematic Isssue: Perspective on a Decade of e-Government in Africa

AJIC Issue 11, 2010/2011: Non-thematic issue

AJIC Issue 10, 2009/2010: Thematic Issue: Scholarly Communication and Opening Access to Knowledge

Published as The Southern African Journal of Information and Communication (SAJIC) from 2001 to 2008:

SAJIC Issue 9, 2008: Non-thematic issue

SAJIC Issue 8, 2007: Non-thematic issue

SAJIC Issue 7, 2006: Thematic Issue: Intellectual Property Rights and Creating an African Digital Information Commons

SAJIC Issue 6, 2005: Non-thematic issue

SAJIC Issue 5, 2004: Non-thematic issue

SAJIC Issue 4, 2003: Non-thematic issue

SAJIC Issue 3, 2002: Non-thematic issue

SAJIC Issue 2, 2001: Non-thematic issue

Founded as The South African Journal of Information and Communication (SAJIC) in 2000:

SAJIC Issue 1, 2000: Non-thematic issue


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