Content Areas

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/penetration/use, ICT for development (ICT4D), technology and UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • digital economy: digital skills, digital transformation, digital/e-services (government, commerce, advertising, marketing, public relations, postal, health, education), fintech, insurtech, blockchain, cryptocurrency
  • internet: internet of things (IoT), internet of people (IoP), internet/online applications, access, adoption/penetration/use, cloud services, internet access/use, cybersecurity, cybercrime, cyber espionage
  • media: print, broadcasting (radio, television), journalism, pay-TV, community media, local/regional media, private/commercial media, public service broadcasting (PSB), state media, media funding, media training, media literacy, media monitoring, new media, social media, audio and audio-visual content services (AAVCS), digital migration, digital broadcasting, digital audio broadcasting (DAB), digital terrestrial television (DTT), creative industries, film/cinema, video, digital arts, media freedom, freedom of expression
  • information and data: access to information, big data, personal data, personal information, data protection, privacy, chief information officer (CIO) practice, robotics, automation, human–computer interaction (HCI), human–computer interaction for development (HCI4D), fourth industrial revolution (4IR), artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, natural language processing (NLP), natural language generation (NLG), large language models
  • science, technology and innovation (STI): research and development (R&D), scaling, commercialisation, technology transfer, intellectual (IP) property rights, licensing, innovation and entrepreneurship, 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), science policy, science communication
  • knowledge governance: knowledge management, intellectual (IP) property rights, Indigenous knowledge (IK), traditional knowledge (TK), knowledge commons, access to knowledge (A2K), access and benefit-sharing (ABS), climate change adaptation/mitigation
  • social capital: networking, collaboration, communities of practice, social network analytics
  • linguistics: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics
  • statistics: statistical modelling, statistical analysis, regression analysis

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