The Journal of Community Informatics

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.


Michael Gurstein
Centre for Community Informatics Research, Development and Training
Vancouver, CANADA

Eduardo Villanueva-Mansilla
Department of Communications, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Lima, PERU.


Current issue: Vol. 12 No. 1 (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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For regular notification of new issues, other information about the journal and community informatics activities and events, register for a free subscription to the Journal of Community Informatics.

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Please register as an author and follow the instructions for uploading your proposed article. This begins the review process.

Call for Reviewers

To be a reviewer for the Journal of Community Informatics, send an e-mail to the editor indicating your qualifications and research interests or complete a reader registration profile and check the box at the bottom of the page.


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.


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



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Vol 12, No 1 (2016)

Table of Contents


Editorial: a legacy to cherish PDF
Eduardo Villanueva-Mansilla
Repurposing Post Offices as Community Innovation Hubs: Digital Inclusion, Equity and De-concentration PDF
Michael Gurstein, Ph.D.


ICT and Online Social Movements for Good Governance in Nigeria PDF
Usman Adekunle Ojedokun
Government Public Access Centres (PACs): A beacon of hope for marginalised communities PDF
Corrie Uys, Shaun Pather
'Useful' civic hacking for environmental sustainability:knowledge transfer and the International Space Apps Challenge PDF
Sumen Rai, Mary Griffiths
Community Mediation through ICTs: Seeking to Bridge Digital and Community Divides PDF
Arlene Bailey, Ojelanki Ngwenyama
Mobile phones and reading for enjoyment: evidence of use and behaviour change PDF
Colin Tredoux, Johann Louw, Joha Louw-Potgieter
Trajectories to community engagement: Understanding older people’s experiences of engagement with online and local communities PDF
David Andrew Harley, Kate Howland, Eric Charles Harris

Essays: On Communities

Cooperating community connections: A changing political reality PDF
Garth Graham

Notes and cases from the field (practitioners)

ENCITE: A model to help Voluntary Organisations use ICT effectively PDF
TJ McDonald

Points of View

Abuse Prevention of Street Camera Network by Browsing-History Disclosure PDF
Yusaku Fujii, Noriaki Yoshiura, Naoya Ohta, Akihiro Takita, Horoshi Ueda, Koichi Maru
Mediated communication and mediated communities in the information age PDF
Gábor Szécsi

The Journal of Community Informatics. ISSN: 1712-4441