Gamevironments is an open access journal. Two issues are published annually, a regular issue and a special issue. Each issue consists of academic articles as well as other contributions, such as research reports, interviews, or game or book reviews. There are no fees or charges for processing or publication.

All articles are subjected to an external double-blind peer review process. Research reports, interviews, and game or book reviews are reviewed by the editorial team – or in the case of the special issues by the guest editors. For further information on the peer-review process go to our submission website.


Publication Ethics and Misconduct Statement

Ethical publication standards ensure the high quality of academic publications. All parties involved in the publication process of gamevironments - authors, reviewers and the editorial team – follow general publication ethics.

Gamevironments understands authors as substantial contributors to central parts of the work submitted contributing to (1) the conception, analysis or interpretation of data, and (2) the intellectual content of the written work, and (3) approving of the final version of the work. Other contributors that don’t meet these criteria are not authors but can be listed, with their permission, in the acknowledgements.

The journal gamevironments follows the publication ethics published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). The editorial team will follow suspected cases of misconduct promptly. In such cases, the editorial team will evaluate the reported or discovered case and discuss it with the board members if necessary. In the event that any allegation of research misconduct or other issues occur the editorial team will follow COPE’s retraction guidelines and make retractions respectively publish corrections or clarifications when needed.

All potential conflicts of interests (financial as well as non-financial) have to be declared when submitting your paper to our journal.


Copyright and Licensing Information

Gamevironments is open access and all issues and contributions can be accessed via our website.

Gamevironments is hosted at the University of Bremen in Germany, so all legal questions (e.g., 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.

The author(s) grant the State and University Library Bremen (SuUB) the non‐exclusive right to archive the electronic version of their contribution to make it publicly available on the Internet and within other data networks in accordance with "Open Access" principles. All copyright and licensing issues relating to the electronic publication – in particular with regard to images and patents (pending or otherwise), trademarks and brands – need to be resolved by the author(s). All liability for the contents of the document rests with the author(s).

Further information is available in the publisher’s data protection declaration: https://www.suub.uni-bremen.de/home-english/info-en/data-privacy/.