Submission Preparation ChecklistAs part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is submitted to another journal for consideration.
- If your work was funded in some form, please include all details required by your funding bodies with "funding agency" and "funding number."
- For all material (e.g., screenshots from video games) for which you as author(s) do not own the copyright, you have included written permissions (e.g., informal confirmation via email) that you are allowed to use the material.
- ORCID IDs should be included (https://orcid.org/) for all authors
- Alongside the contribution for all authors email addresses, institutional affiliation and biographical paragraphs (100-150 words) are included.
- An abstract (around 200 words) and keywords (5 to 10) are included.
- The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in journal's style sheet. Any in-text reference includes the authorship and the year of the work. Additionally, all mentioned video games are included in the references according to the journal's style sheet.
- All illustrations, figures, and tables are included as extra files (.jpg or .png). The position of all illustrations, figures, and tables are marked within the text at the appropriate points.
Articles should be between 5.000 and 10.000 words in length. In general, a clear structure is of course helpful to understand your argumentation and should include an introduction, discussion of the relevance of your idea, theoretical frame, used method(s) and case study.
Sometimes you may just want to give an impression of your current research or an introduction to a new project. Also, you should get applause in case you acquired some money out of the roughly 5% of successful third-party funding”. Please feel free to do so :)
Reports should give insight into a new project, idea/concept or other forms of current research. An analytical and critical approach towards your main questions is central. Further, include relevant theoretical/methodological approaches as well as aspects of necessary future research.
In general, such reports should between 3000 and 5000 words in length. They are not peer-reviewed, but we as journal editors (or in the case of a special issue the guest editors) will give some feedback if necessary.
Next to academic articles we are interested in projects related to games, gamers, gaming and culture as well as society. For instance, if you have an interview with a game designer, a pedagogue working with games, etc., please feel free to share it in our journal!
In your contribution, please provide information why the interview is relevant for this research area and include possible implications or interesting aspects for future research.
In general, interviews should be between 2000 and 7000 words in length. They are not peer-reviewed, but we as journal editors (or in the case of a special issue the guest editors) will give some feedback if necessary.
There is a flow in publications dealing with games and gaming , so it could be interesting to introduce and discuss some of them. If you are reading a new book that you think can be helpful for other researchers, feel free to propose a review.
Authors should critically engage with the book. A book review should consist of an introduction, a main section that connects your critical thoughts on the book to existing research and points out relevant aspects of necessary future research, as well as a conclusion with some general thoughts about the book.
Reviews should be around 1000 words. Please note that in most cases, the journal will not be able to provide a free copy for reviews, but will try to source a free copy for you.
Due to the fact that we are a games journal that wants to collect, systematize and further develop the various recent multidisciplinary approaches in the research area, we need to know our way around in our field, namely GAMES! So, if you are playing a game which you think can be an interesting and promising object of investigation, please send us proposals for a game review.
Authors should critically engage with the game and its context in a scientific way. A game review should consist of an introduction, a main section that connects your critical thoughts to existing research and points out relevant aspects of necessary future research, as well as a conclusion.
Reviews should be around 1000 words. Please note that in most cases, the journal will not be able to provide a free copy for reviews.
Gamevironments is hosted at the University of Bremen in Germany, so all legal questions (e.g. concerning questions of copyright) will be regarded under the German law. Because of this, authors must accept full responsibility for the content of their article by signing a copyright form, which needs to reach us before the article’s publication. For any questions, please contact the editors at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.