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

Eduardo Villanueva-Mansilla
Department of Communications, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Lima, PERU.


Current issue: Vol. 12 No. 2: Special Issue on Open Data for Social Change and Sustainable Development (includes regular sections)(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.

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



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Vol 12, No 2 (2016): Special issue on Open Data for Social Change and Sustainable Development

Table of Contents

Articles, Special Issue on Open Data for Social Change and Sustainable Development

Introduction PDF
Raed M Sharif, Francois Van Schalkwyk
Open Data Intermediaries in Developing Countries PDF
Francois Van Schalkwyk, Michael Canares, Sumandro Chattapdhyay, Alexander Andrason
Mapping an emergent Open Data eco-system PDF
Michelle McLeod, Maurice McNaughton
User Centred Methods for Measuring the Value of Open Data PDF
Mark Frank, Johanna Walker
Enhancing Citizen Engagement with Open Government Data PDF
Michael Parmisano Canares, Dave Marcial, Marijoe Narca
Open Data and Subnational Governments: Lessons from Developing Countries PDF
Michael Parmisano Canares, Satyarupa Shekhar
Open Data and Evidence-based Socio-economic Policy Research in India: An overview PDF
Aurelie Larquemin, Jyoti Prasad Mukhopadhyay, Sharon Buteau
Researching the emerging impacts of open data: revisiting the ODDC conceptual framework PDF
Tim Davies, Fernando Perini


A Suburban Communications Network: Recurrence of Use, Growth of Participation, and the Challenges of Sustainability PDF
Fiona Redhead, Margot Brereton
Understanding Information need and media habit of poor farmers in Bangladesh PDF
Mohammad Muaz Jalil, Mohammad Shahroz Jalil

Points of View

Facebook’s “Free Basics”: For or against community development? PDF
Moonjung Yim, Ricardo Gomez, Michelle S Carter


To the Cloud: Big Data in a Turbulent World by Vincent Mosco PDF
Alexander Fink
Geek Heresy: a heretical view of technology for development PDF
Tony Roberts

The Journal of Community Informatics. ISSN: 1712-4441