The African Journal of Information and Communication (AJIC)
ISSN: 2077-7213 (online version)
ISSN: 2077-7205 (print version)
Published by the Wits LINK Centre since 2009, The African Journal of Information and Communication (AJIC) is a peer-reviewed, open access academic journal accredited by the South African Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). AJIC is among the DHET-accredited journals indexed and archived in the Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO) SA database of open access journals managed by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf). The current DHET listing of accredited journals is here, and you will find AJIC in rows 55334 and 55335 of the list, linked to its ISSN numbers 2077-7213 (online) and 2077-7205 (print).
AJIC is interdisciplinary, publishing submissions that explore the myriad dimensions of electronic and digital ecosystems that facilitate information, communication, innovation and transformation in African economies and in the broader Global South. In addition to being part of SciELO SA, AJIC articles appear on the Web of Science portal (under the SciELO citation index), in the Sabinet open access archive, in the Wits University WIReDSpace open access institutional repository, and in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). In order to foster research visibility and reach, each contributor is required to have an ORCID identifier, and each article is assigned a digital object identifier (DOI) in the Crossref DOI registry. AJIC does not impose article processing charges (APCs) on its contributors.
AJIC's precursor, The Southern African Journal of Information and Communication (SAJIC) also published by the LINK Centre, ran from 2000 to 2008, up until Issue 9. The new name, AJIC, began with Issue 10 of 2009/2010.