Game Studies

Games Studies – the International Journal of Computer Game Research is a cross-disciplinary peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the study of the cultural genre of games. Articles are published in English.

Aims and scope: “Our mission is to explore the rich cultural genre of games; to give scholars a peer-reviewed forum for their ideas and theories; and to provide an academic channel for the ongoing discussions on games and gaming. Our primary focus is aesthetic, cultural and communicative aspects of computer games, but any previously unpublished article focused on games and gaming is welcome. Proposed articles should be jargon-free, and should attempt to shed new light on games, rather than simply use games as metaphor or illustration of some other theory or phenomenon.”

Frequency: 3–4 issues per year

Launched: 2010

Peer reviewed: yes, double-blind review

Open access: yes

Languages: English

Genres: research article

Length of research articles: max. 8,000 words (including endnotes)

Reference style: APA style

Book reviews: no

Publishers: Game Studies Foundation, with the support of the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet), the Joint Committee for Nordic Research Councils for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (NOS-HS), Blekinge Institute of Technology,  IT University of Copenhagen, and Lund University 

Venue of publication: Copenhagen

Publication level: 2 in Finland, 1 in Norway

Indexing: N/A

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