About the Journal


The journal publishes twice per year, in May/June and November/December.


LINK Centre, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg, South Africa, with online hosting provided by the Khulisa Journals open access platform of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf).


AJIC's predecessor, The Southern African Journal of Information and Communication (SAJIC), also published by the Wits LINK Centre, ran from 2000 to 2008, up to and including Issue 9. The re-named journal with a broader remit, AJIC, began with Issue 10 of 2009-2010.

Publishing Licence

All AJIC articles are published online under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence


AJIC is funded by the Wits LINK Centre and does not collect article processing charges (APCs) from its contributors.


AJIC is accredited by the South African Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO) SA. See DHET accredited journal lists for publications to be made in 2022.

View the ASSAf Committee on Scholarly Publishing in South Africa Report on Grouped Peer Review of Scholarly Journals in Communication and Information Sciences (2019) for an independent peer-review of AJIC.


AJIC's articles are indexed and hosted in the following open access databases: