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, Ph.D.

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

Special Issue: Research Methods in Community Informatics

Vol. 11 No. 3 (2015)

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.

Invitation to Subscribe

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.

Call for Submissions

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



Call for Papers (CfP): Data Literacy Special Issue – Journal of Community Informatics – 2nd Call


Data Literacy Special Issue – Journal of Community Informatics – 2nd Call

Posted: 2015-11-21 More...
More Announcements...

Vol 11, No 3 (2015): Special Issue: Research Methods in Community Informatics

Table of Contents


Introduction: Research Methods for Community Informatics HTML
Andy Bytheway, Colin Rhinesmith, Mark Wolfe
A Canadian Election Programme for Digital Citizenship and Social Equity HTML
Michael Gurstein


From Exploration to Design: Aligning Intentionality in Community Informatics Projects HTML
Ammar Halabi, Amalia Sabiescu, Salomão David, Sara Vannini, David Nemer
Meta-Synthesizing Qualitative Research in Information Systems HTML
Hossana Twinomurinzi, Roy Johnson
Focus Groups as a Tool to Collect Data in a Community Informatics Project Involving Elderly Rural Women HTML
Ronel Smith
Reflective evaluation of civil society development: A case study of RLabs Cape Town, South Africa HTML
Gary Brian Wills
Contributions from Visitor Research to CI and ICT4D Theory and Research Methodology HTML
Patricia M Alexander, Helene Gelderblom Gelderblom, Estelle De Kock
Teaching Open Data for Social Movements: a Research Strategy HTML
Alan Freihof Tygel, Maria Luiza Machado Campos, Celso Alexandre Souza de Alvear
Curriculum development for mobile digital literacy skills acquisition using a Design Science Approach HTML
Judy van Biljon, John Traxler, Ronell van der Merwe, Dalize Van Heerden
Design for Sustainability: Countering the Drivers of Unsustainability in Development Projects HTML
Isabel Meyer, Mario Alphonso Marais

Notes from the field

First Mile Methodologies in Community Informatics Research: Learning from First Nations HTML
Rob McMahon, Arline Chasle, Tim Whiteduck
A Framework to Research the Social Determinants of ICTs for E-Health HTML
Lareen Newman, Francisco Lupiáñez-Villanueva
What are Community Wireless Networks For? HTML
Greta Byrum

The Journal of Community Informatics. ISSN: 1712-4441