AJIC is intended as both a rigorous academic journal and as a practical medium to inform actors and decision-makers in government, industry and civil society.
AJIC publishes submissions relevant to understanding policy, law, regulation, practice and markets in Africa—or in the broader Global South with relevance to Africa, or at international/global level with relevance to Africa—with respect to one or more of the following topic areas (or topic areas related to those listed below):
- information and communication technology (ICT): ICT platforms, systems, hardware, devices, networks, software, applications (apps), technical standards, access, adoption, use, ICT for development (ICT4D)
- science, technology and innovation (STI): research and development (R&D), scaling, commercialisation, technology transfer, intellectual (IP) property rights, licensing, social innovation, open innovation, peer production, user innovation, informal innovation, informal-sector innovation, open science, free and open source software (FOSS), education, educational technology, scholarly communication, open access publishing, open educational resources (OERs), science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM), science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics, innovation and entrepreneurship (STEAMIE)
- digital economy: digital skills, 21st century skills, digital transformation, digital/e-services (government, commerce, advertising, marketing, public relations, postal, health, education), fintech, insurtech, blockchain, cryptocurrency
- knowledge governance: knowledge management, Indigenous knowledge (IK), traditional knowledge (TK), knowledge commons, access to knowledge (A2K), access and benefit-sharing (ABS)
- the internet: internet of things (IoT), internet of people (IoP), internet/online applications, cloud services
- information and data: access to information, big data, personal data, personal information, data protection, privacy, cybersecurity, cybercrime, cyber espionage, , chief information officer (CIO) practice, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, robotics, automation, human-computer interaction (HCI), human-computer interaction for development (HCI4D), the fourth industrial revolution (4IR)
- media: print media, broadcasting, film/cinema, video, social media, digital arts, journalism, media freedom, freedom of expression
- statistics: statistical modelling, data collection, statistical analysis, regression analysis
- social capital: networking, collaboration, communities of practice
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