Journal of Gaming & Virtual Worlds (Journal)

ISSN 1757191X , ONLINE ISSN 17571928

The peer-reviewed Journal of Gaming & Virtual Worlds explores the cultural effects of gaming and virtual worlds across platforms and genres, as their increasing popularity begins to affect culture as a whole. It also critically evaluates cutting-edge market trends and technological developments.



Associate Editors

Sonia Fizek
Independent Researcher, UK
fizek.sonia@gmail.com

Assistant Editors

Melissa Kagen
Visiting Researcher, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
mkagen@mit.edu

Reviews Editors

Matthew S. S. Johnson
Southern Illinois University, USA
matjohn@siue.edu

VR & Arts Reviews Editor

Phylis Johnson
Southern Illinois University, USA
phylisj@yahoo.com

The Journal of Gaming & Virtual Worlds (JGVW) is an international, peer-reviewed journal devoted to the study of games and playful practices across media platforms and genres. It is a leading forum for interdisciplinary dialogue within game studies, focusing primarily on theory and criticism of games, the intersection of media, game design and gaming culture, and the performative and transformative dimensions of games and virtual worlds. The journal is open to diverse research approaches including: theoretical, empirical/ethnographical, creative and pedagogical methods, as well as submissions from essayists and reviewers. We are particularly interested in inter- or multi-disciplinary contributions that connect scholars across multiple discourses.


Associate Editors

Sonia Fizek
Independent Researcher, UK
fizek.sonia@gmail.com

Assistant Editors

Melissa Kagen
Visiting Researcher, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
mkagen@mit.edu

Reviews Editors

Matthew S. S. Johnson
Southern Illinois University, USA
matjohn@siue.edu

VR & Arts Reviews Editor

Phylis Johnson
Southern Illinois University, USA
phylisj@yahoo.com

Associate Editors

Sonia Fizek
Independent Researcher, UK
fizek.sonia@gmail.com

Assistant Editors

Melissa Kagen
Visiting Researcher, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
mkagen@mit.edu

Reviews Editors

Matthew S. S. Johnson
Southern Illinois University, USA
matjohn@siue.edu

VR & Arts Reviews Editor

Phylis Johnson
Southern Illinois University, USA
phylisj@yahoo.com

Associate Editors

Sonia Fizek
Independent Researcher, UK
fizek.sonia@gmail.com

Assistant Editors

Melissa Kagen
Visiting Researcher, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
mkagen@mit.edu

Reviews Editors

Matthew S. S. Johnson
Southern Illinois University, USA
matjohn@siue.edu

VR & Arts Reviews Editor

Phylis Johnson
Southern Illinois University, USA
phylisj@yahoo.com

Notes for Contributors Download


All articles submitted should be original work and must not be under consideration by other publications.

The Journal of Gaming & Virtual Worlds (JGVW) is a peer-reviewed international journal that focuses on theoretical and applied, empirical, critical, rhetorical, creative, economic, pedagogical and professional approaches to the study of electronic games across platforms and genres, as well as ludic and serious online environments such as massively multiplayer online role-playing games and Second Life™.

JGVW aims at researchers and professionals working in and researching creative media, and seeks to document, harmonize, juxtapose and critically evaluate the diverse media landscape. It features long articles, short papers, essays, interviews and critical reviews of relevant new publications, video games, virtual environments and digital art. 

Prospective guest editors are invited to approach the Associate Editors with a proposal for a themed issue or series. Prospective reviewers and publishers should approach the Reviews Editor or the VR & Arts Reviews Editor respectively.

Contributions are invited from all fields of game studies research, design and development. We seek to provide a platform for vivid information interchange between academia and industry, between scholarship and professionalism, between theory, criticism and practice. Typical subject areas include:

  • Theory and criticism: e.g. narratology, ludology, philosophy, gender, race, identity, history (of and in games), rhetorical approaches, discourse analysis and semiotics, genre criticism and cultural studies.
  • Social, psychological and educational concerns: e.g. (online) communities, participation, interaction, identity formation, networks, violence and addiction, emotion, children's social behaviour, cognitive effects, e-learning and education.
  • Design issues: e.g. developments in 3D modelling, authenticity and realism, mimesis, screenwriting, sound effects, composition, static vs. moving image, cut scenes, background vs. foreground, multimodality, simulation and game engines.
  • Reception and production: e.g. ethnography, customer research, therapeutic and hazardous effects, serialisation, adaptation, franchising, commercial vs. serious games, transmediation, intermediality, artificial intelligence, and new literacy studies.

Submissions to JGVW should be sent as an attachment to an e-mail message to the Editors. The attached article should be 'anonymized', and contain an abstract and up to eight keywords. You should delete the 'file properties' or 'summary info' of your document (see file menu) that reveal your name and institution. Be sure to add your full name and address in the e-mail message to the Editors. Submissions are welcome at any time, but deadlines for forthcoming issues are normally as follows:

  1. Issue 1 (spring): 31 August for long papers; 15 September for short papers
  2. Issue 2 (summer): 31 December for long papers; 15 January
  3. Issue 3 (winter): 30 April for long papers; 15 May for short papers

The Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds publishes general and themed issues. Themes for future issues are announced in the journal.

Journal contributors will receive a free PDF copy of their final work upon publication. Print copies of the journal may also be purchased by contributors at half price.

Associate Editors

Sonia Fizek
Independent Researcher, UK
fizek.sonia@gmail.com

Assistant Editors

Melissa Kagen
Visiting Researcher, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
mkagen@mit.edu

Reviews Editors

Matthew S. S. Johnson
Southern Illinois University, USA
matjohn@siue.edu

VR & Arts Reviews Editor

Phylis Johnson
Southern Illinois University, USA
phylisj@yahoo.com

Editorial Board

Derek A. Burrill
University of California, Riverside, USA

Erik Champion
Curtin University, Australia

David Ciccoricco
University of Otago, New Zealand

Mia Consalvo
Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

Hilde Corneliussen
University of Bergen, Norway

Denise Doyle
University of Wolverhampton, UK

John Finnegan
Falmouth University, UK

Pawel Frelik
University of Warsaw, Poland

Mathias Fuchs
Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany

Maria B. Garda
University of Lodz, Poland

Angelica B. Ortiz de Gortari
Nottingham Trent University, UK

Lisa Gotto
University of Vienna, Austria

Andrew Hoyle
University of Stirling, UK

Stacey Hunter
Bangor University, UK

Melinda S. Jacobs
Subatomic, The Netherlands

Phylis Johnson
Southern Illinois University, USA

Shawna Kelly
University of Southern California, USA

Helen W. Kennedy
University of Brighton, UK

David Kirschner
Nanyang Technical University, Singapore

Rachel Kowert
University of York, UK

Tanya Krzywinska
Falmouth University, UK

Brian C. Ladd
State University of New York, USA

Xavier Laurent
University of Oxford, UK

Ben Light
Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Esther Maccallum-Stewart
Staffordshire University, UK

Crystle Martin
University of California, Irvine, USA

Souvik Mukherjee
Presidency University, Kolkata, India

Mark Mullen
The George Washington University, USA

Jörg Müller-Lietzkow
University of Paderborn, Germany

Eoin Murray
Bangor University, UK

Michael Nitsche
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Kwabena Opoku-Agyemang
West Virginia University, USA

Justin Parsler
Brunel University, UK

Celia Pearce
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Jérémie Pelletier-Gagnon
University of Alberta, Canada

Nathaniel Poor
Independent Scholar

Markus Rautzenberg
Folkwang University of the Arts, Germany

Paolo Ruffino
University of Lincoln, UK

Daniel Schultheiss
TU Ilmenau, Germany

Harrington Weihl
West Virginia University, USA

Lauren White
Fielding Graduate University, USA

Associate Editors

Sonia Fizek
Independent Researcher, UK
fizek.sonia@gmail.com

Assistant Editors

Melissa Kagen
Visiting Researcher, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
mkagen@mit.edu

Reviews Editors

Matthew S. S. Johnson
Southern Illinois University, USA
matjohn@siue.edu

VR & Arts Reviews Editor

Phylis Johnson
Southern Illinois University, USA
phylisj@yahoo.com

 
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  • Volume (11): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2019


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  • Volume (10): Issue (1)
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  • Volume (10): Issue (2)
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  • Volume (1): Issue (1)
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  • Volume (1): Issue (2)
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Associate Editors

Sonia Fizek
Independent Researcher, UK
fizek.sonia@gmail.com

Assistant Editors

Melissa Kagen
Visiting Researcher, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
mkagen@mit.edu

Reviews Editors

Matthew S. S. Johnson
Southern Illinois University, USA
matjohn@siue.edu

VR & Arts Reviews Editor

Phylis Johnson
Southern Illinois University, USA
phylisj@yahoo.com

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