The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries

The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries (EJISDC) strives to become the foremost international forum for practitioners, teachers, researchers and policy makers to share their knowledge and experience in the design, development, implementation, management and evaluation of information systems and technologies in developing countries.

EJISDC is indexed by Scopus and Proquest.



Updates: EJISDC Google Scholar Profile

Prof Filistéa Naudé from the University of South Africa has kindly created a Google Scholar profile for the EJISDC. It can be found here:  
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Call for: 2nd International Conference on ICT for Africa Development

This conference will take place in Cameroon May 8-10 2017. Full details from:  
Posted: 2016-09-16 More...

Updates: EJISDC - Submission Policy


“Authors are reminded of our guidelines which state that "authors are cautioned that they should not submit their manuscripts to multiple (more than one) publication outlets in parallel (including conferences, journals, etc.)."  

Posted: 2013-08-26 More...

Updates: ICT4D Journal Rankings

Readers of EJISDC may be interested to see that the journal ranks quite favourably compared to other journals in our niche. This blog provides an updated ranking of EJISDC and similar journals. ICT4D Journal Rankings  
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Vol 78 (2017)

In this regular volume, we present eight papers. In the first paper Ricardo Gomez and Sara Vannini apply a method called Fotohistorias to explore human experiences in relation to migration in the US (the North), at the US-Mexico border (the border), and in Colombia (the South).

In the second paper, Lucas Mimbi and Michael Kyobe identify (i) usage of IT for governance and democratic purposes, (ii) governance processes and (iii) external pressures as key interplaying factors influencing effective governance, in the context of Tanzania.

In the third paper, Elisabeth Fruijtier and Matthieu Pinard examine generification in open source software development of information systems for low resource environments. The objective of this study is to understand how this challenge is dealt with in practice, with the aim of expanding the current analytical scope available to researchers to study generification processes as well as the guidance available to practitioners to address its practical challenges.

In the fourth paper, Filistéa Naudé investigates the relationship between download usage statistics, Mendeley readership scores and Google Scholar citation counts for the 378 articles published in the Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries (EJISDC) in the 14-year period 2000 to 2013.

In the fifth paper, Theo Tsokota, Rossouw von Solms and Darelle van Greunen seek to propose a strategy for the sustainable use of ICT in the tourism sector in Zimbabwe. 

In the sixth paper, Shallen Lusinga and Michael Kyobe develop the Mobile Victimisation Typology in order to develop a deeper understanding of mobile victimisation, a form of cyberaggression that affects many young people in the developing world.

In the seventh paper, Solomon Seifu, Abubakar Dahiru, Julian Bass and Ian Allison explore the emergence and adoption of cloud computing by enterprises in sub-Saharan Africa. The authors find that these enterprises have yet to adopt cloud computing as an IT provisioning method and lack awareness of the advantages and disadvantages of adopting the cloud. 

In the eighth paper, Alcardo Barakabitze, Kadeghe Fue and Camilius Sanga provide insights into the use of various participatory approaches to develop ICTs for rural farming communities in Tanzania. The authors show how collective groups of farmers can be empowered through involvement of different stakeholders in a participatory action research. 

Table of Contents

In this Volume, the downloads# is the total number of downloads since publication.

Research Papers

Notions of Home and Sense of Belonging in the Context of Migration in a Journey Through Participatory Photography PDF
Ricardo Gomez, Sara Vannini # of downloads: 169

Public Perceptions of the Role of IT in Resolving Governance Challenges in a Transition State: THe Case of Tanzania PDF
Lucas Mimbi, Michael Kyobe # of downloads: 198

Collaborative Development of Global Information Systems: Toward Community Based Generification PDF
Elisabeth Johanna Fruijtier, Matthieu Pinard # of downloads: 120

Comparing Downloads, Mendeley Readership and Google Scholar Citations as Indicators of Article Performance PDF
Filistea Naude # of downloads: 203

An ICT Strategy for the Sustainable Development of the Tourism Sector in a Developing Country. A Case Study of Zimbabwe PDF
Theo Tsokota, Rossouw von Solms, Darelle van Greunen # of downloads: 552

Testing a Typology of Mobile Phone Victimisation Using Cluster Analysis PDF
Shallen Lusinga, Michael Kyobe # of downloads: 170

Cloud-Computing: Adoption Issues for Ethiopian Public and Private Enterprises PDF
Solomon Demissie Seifu, Abubakar Abubakar Dahiru, Julian M. Bass, Ian K. Allison # of downloads: 215

The Use of Participatory Approaches in Developing ICT-Based Systems for Disseminating Agricultural Knowledge and Information for Farmers in Developing Countries: The Case of Tanzania PDF
Alcardo Alex Barakabitze, Kadeghe G Fue, Camilius Aloyce Sanga # of downloads: 255

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