The Journal of Community Informatics

Michael Gurstein
October 2, 1944 - October 8, 2017

Our founding editor, and leader of the Community Informatics researchers community, has just passed away. He shall be sorely missed by all of those that shared his view of a better world.

Memories and remembrances of Michael are to be published at this site in the coming days.


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.


Eduardo Villanueva-Mansilla

Department of Communications, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Lima, PERU.



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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Call for Submissions

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

The Journal of Community Informatics does not charge for publication. Nor APCs nor submission charges will be requested under any circumstance.

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

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


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


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 اینترنتیپاراگلایدرزیورآلاتآگهی استخدامآگهی رایگانتبلیغات کلیکیآموزش زبان انگلیسیپاراگلایدرساخت وبلاگ

The Journal of Community Informatics. ISSN: 1712-4441