The Journal of Community Informatics

Michael Gurstein: a tribute

Open call for an extraordinary issue honoring our friend, colleague, and founding editor

The global network of Community Informatics scholars and practitioners would like to celebrate the life and contributions of the founding Editor of this journal, Michael Gurstein, who left us on October 8, 2017. Michael led the Journal for almost 12 years, from idea to inception. As a consequence of his effort,  the Journal has become a respected forum for exchanging ideas, experiences and knowledge around the theory and practice of Community Informatics globally.

When he left the Journal’s regular editorial management, Michael became Editor Emeritus and continued to take a strong interest in the sustainability of the Journal. The current editorial team strives to continue the work that Michael defined so eloquently in the past decade. JoCI remains committed to these defining principles, as a Journal that serves to advance both scholarship and practice for all those involved in the many aspects of Community Informatics. This includes, inter-alia, academics, practitioners, decision-makers, activists, at all levels of involvement, and from all over the world. The legacy of JoCI is also Michael’s legacy, and we are proud to be following in his steps.

To express our gratitude for this legacy and as a tribute to his work, the Journal is inviting three types of contributions for this special non-sequential issue:

  • Short contributions: These should be approximately 300 words, of a personal nature, remembering Michael, sharing aspects of his life and / or the experience of working with him;
  • Longer contributions: These should be approximately 1000 words, and comprise comments on his work. This may include any aspect of his writing on Community Informatics, communities, the Internet and social justice.
  • Photographic contributions: These should be accompanied by a short text (max 200 words) and comprise of an album of selected photos featuring Michael and his life and work .

The extraordinary issue is primarily an opportunity to share and reflect on our friend, mentor and colleague. As such the editorial team will review the contributions with minimal assessment and no requirements of specific standards. If you wish to contribute a full length article, which may also be construed as a tribute to Michael, please submit it to a regular issue to guarantee the normal academic or professional recognition deserved.

Submission process

Please submit your contribution to the Journal following the regular process but selecting “POV-Gurstein issue” as “section” of the Journal (POV = point of view). You must follow the regular submission process of the Journal to facilitate indexing and referencing. The submission may be in a simple format, with just title and author(s), an email address if so willing; and in doc, docx or odt format for text or jpg for photos or mp4 for video. The Journal will convert the written contributions into a PDF file and will publish as the submissions arrive and are approved by the editorial team.

We are planning for the initial publication to be available at the end of October 2017, and will continue accepting contributions at least till March 2018.

If you have any questions or comments, please write to evillan@gmail.com.

Thanks for your interest in this publication, please share this call widely so that it will reach all Michael’s extensive network of colleagues.


The Editorial Team, The Journal of Community Informatics

Eduardo Villanueva-Mansilla, Editor-in-Chief.

Susan O’Donnell, Brian Beaton, Shaun Pather, David Nemer, Associate Editors.

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The Journal of Community Informatics provides an opportunity for Community Informatics researchers and others to share their work with the larger community. Through the Journal's application of a rigorous peer review process, knowledge and awareness concerning the community use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is being brought to a wider professional audience.

In addition, the Journal makes available key documents, “points of view”, notes from the field and other materials that will be of wider interest within the community of those working in Community Informatics.

Original funding for the Journal was provided by the Canadian Research Alliance for Community Innovation and Networking (CRACIN), a project funded by the Canadian Social Science and Humanities Research Council.

Statistics concerning the readership of individual articles may be found here and daily/monthly journal access statistics may be found here.

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Editor-in-Chief
Eduardo Villanueva-Mansilla

Department of Communications, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Lima, PERU.
evillan@pucp.pe

 

 


Current issue: Volume 13, issue 2: Special Issue on the CIRN Conference, 2016.

Previous issues are available in the Journal Archives


About Community Informatics

Community informatics (CI) is the study and practice of enabling communities with Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs). See the Wikipedia entry on Community Informatics for an overview of the field.

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This is a service available to graduate students and junior researchers, particularly from Less Developed Countries, to help them present their research in a way that is appropriate to the requirements of professional academic publishing. We strongly suggest that those submitting their articles to the Journal of Community Informatics who may not have previous experience in publishing in a peer-reviewed international journal, and qualify for support from AuthorAid, make contact with this service prior to submitting for publication.

Publishers

Centre for Community Informatics Research, Development & Training

Supporting Organizations

Community Informatics Research Network Graduate School of Library and Information Science at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Universiti Malaysia Sarawak

Vol 13, No 2 (2017): Special Issue: CIRN Conference, 2016

Contributions from selected papers presented at 2016 CIRN Conference at Prato, Italy.

Table of Contents

Editorial

Platform communities: a new frontier for Community Informatics? PDF
Eduardo Villanueva-Mansilla
Introduction: Special Issue CIRN Prato Conference 2016 PDF
Colin Rhinesmith, David Nemer, Christiana Urbano

Points of View

Contested histories, participatory movements and the making of memories in Bangladesh PDF
Meghna Guhathakurta

Articles

Critical Incidents Analysis: mismatching expectations and reconciling visions in intercultural encounters PDF
Sara Vannini, David Nemer, Ammar Halabi, Amalia Georgiana Sabiescu, Salomao David Cumbula
CommunitySensor: towards a participatory community network mapping methodology PDF
Aldo de Moor
A sustainability framework for mobile technology integration in schools: The case of resource-constrained environments in South Africa PDF
Jabulisiwe Mabila, Judy Van Biljon, Marlien Herselman

Notes from the field

PIE News. A public design project toward commonfare PDF
Francesco Botto, Maurizio Teli
مبلمان اداریصندلی مدیریتیصندلی اداریمیز اداریوبلاگدهیفروشگاه اینترنتیگن لاغریشکم بند لاغریآگهی استخدامآگهی رایگانتبلیغات کلیکیآموزش زبان انگلیسیپاراگلایدرساخت وبلاگبوی بد دهان


The Journal of Community Informatics. ISSN: 1712-4441