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Games and Culture

A Journal of Interactive Media

2014 Impact Factor: 0.390
2014 Ranking: 59/76 in Communication | 14/38 in Cultural Studies
Source: 2014 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2015)

Editor
Tanya Krzywinska Falmouth University, UK

eISSN: 15554139| ISSN: 15554120|Current volume: 10|Current issue: 4 Frequency: Bi-monthly

Games and Culture: A Journal of Interactive Media is an international journal that publishes innovative theoretical and empirical research about games and culture within interactive media. The journal serves as a premiere outlet for ground-breaking work in the field of game studies.

Games and Culture's scope includes the socio-cultural, political, and economic dimensions of gaming from a wide variety of perspectives, including textual analysis, political economy, cultural studies, ethnography, critical race studies, gender studies, media studies, public policy, international relations, and communication studies. Other arenas include the following:

  • Issues of gaming culture related to race, class, gender, and sexuality
  • Issues of game development
  • Textual and cultural analysis of games as artifacts
  • Issues of political economy and public policy in both US and international arenas

Of primary importance will be bridging the gap between games studies scholarship in the United States and in Europe.

One of the primary goals of the journal is to foster dialogue among the academic, design, development, and research communities that will influence both game design and research about games within various public contexts.  A second goal is to examine how gaming and interactive media are being used outside of entertainment, including in education, for the purposes of training, for military simulation, and for political action.

Games and Culture: A Journal of Interactive Media invites academics, designers and developers, and researchers interested in the growing field of game studies to submit articles, reviews, or special issues proposals to the editor.  Games and Culture is an interdisciplinary publication, and therefore it welcomes submissions by those working in fields such as Communication, Anthropology, Computer Science, English, Sociology, Media Studies, Cinema/Television Studies, Education, Art History, and Visual Arts.

All submissions are peer reviewed by two or more members of the distinguished, multi-disciplinary editorial board. Games and Culture aims to have all papers go through their initial review within three months of receipt.  Manuscripts should be submitted electronically in Word or Word Perfect format and conform to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (Fifth Edition) and should not exceed 10,000 words in length. Papers that do not conform to these guidelines will be returned to the author(s).

All submissions are to be formatted for 8½" × 11? paper with 1½" margins. All copy, including captions, footnotes, tables, and references, must be typed double-spaced, in 12-point Times New Roman font. An abstract of no more than 150 words, 4-5 keywords, and a brief biographical statement for each author must accompany each submission. The abstract and keywords should be placed on a separate page immediately after the title page. All figures, tables, charts, and other artwork should appear at the end of the manuscript and must be cited in the text with appropriate descriptive headings. All artwork must also be submitted in high-resolution electronic form. (High-resolution images should come in a separate file from the manuscript).

Submit manuscripts to:http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/games

Games and Culture publishes innovative theoretical and empirical research about games and culture within the context of interactive media. The journal serves as a premiere outlet for groundbreaking and germinal work in the field of game studies. The journal's scope includes the sociocultural, political, and economic dimensions of gaming from a wide variety of perspectives, including textual analysis, political economy, cultural studies, ethnography, critical race studies, gender studies, media studies, public policy, international relations, and communication studies.

Associate Editors
Henry Jenkins University of Southern California, USA
Douglas Kellner University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Toby Miller Cardiff University
Editorial Board
Espen Aarseth ITU-Copenhagen
Robert L. Appelman Indiana University
Barry Atkins University of Wales, Newport, UK
Richard A. Bartle University of Essex, UK
Matteo Bittanti University of California, Berkeley, UK
Tom Boellstorff University of California, Irvine, USA
Ian Bogost Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Robert Alan Brookey Ball State University
Ashley Brown Brunel University
Derek A. Burrill University of California, Riverside, USA
Gordon Calleja IT University of Copenhagen
Erik Champion Aarhus University, Denmark
Mia L. Consalvo Ohio University
Colin Cremin University of Auckland, New Zealand
Patrick Crogan University of The West of England, Bristol
Drew Davidson Carnegie Mellon University
Aaron Delwiche Trinity University
Nicolas Ducheneaut Palo Alto Research Center
Mary Flanagan Dartmouth College
Jonathan Frome University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Tracy Fullerton University of Southern California, USA
James Paul Gee Arizona State University, USA
Elizabeth Hayes Arizona State University, USA
Cynthia Haynes Clemson University, USA
Larissa Hjorth RMIT University, Australia
Jussi Holopainen Nokia Research Center
Dan Hunter University of Melbourne, Australia
Mikael Jakobsson Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jeroen Jansz Erasmus University, The Netherlands
Jesper Juul Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab
Yasmin B. Kafai University of Pennsylvania, USA
Douglas Kellner University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Helen Kennedy University of the West of England
Marsha Kinder University of Southern California, USA
Tanya Krzywinska Falmouth University, UK
Julian Raul Kücklich playability.de
David Leonard Washington State University
Holin Lin National Taiwan University
Esther MacCallum-Stewart University of the West of England
Thomas M. Malaby University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Stephen Mamber University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Paul Martin The University of Nottingham Ningbo, China
Frans Mäyrä University of Tampere, Finland
Tara McPherson University of Southern California, USA
Torill Elvira Mortensen IT University of Copenhagen
David Myers Loyola University, New Orleans
Lisa Nakamura University of Illinois, Urbana-Campaign, USA
Bonnie Nardi University of California, Irvine, USA
Michael Nitsche Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Beth Simone Noveck New York Law School
Kate O'Riordan University of Sussex
Celia Pearce Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Andrew W. Phelps Rochester Institute of Technology
Hector Postigo University of Utah, USA
Joost Raessens Utrecht University
Jeff Rush Temple University
Christian Sandvig University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
Dan Schiller University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
Bart Simon Concordia University (Montreal, Canada)
Lynn Spigel Northwestern University
Kurt Squire University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
Constance Steinkuehler University of Wisconsin-Madison
Rory Summerley Falmouth University
T. L. Taylor Massachusetts Institute of Technology
James Tobias University of California, Riverside, USA
Aaron Trammell Rutgers University
Fred Turner Stanford University, USA
Emma Westecott Ontario School of Art and Design
Mark J. P. Wolf Concordia University Wisconsin
Moses Wolfenstein University of Wisconsin-Madison
Nick Yee Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)
Jose Zagal DePaul University, USA
Eric Zimmerman NYU Game Center, Parsons
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  • Manuscripts should be submitted electronically in Word or Word Perfect format and conform to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (Fifth Edition).

    Submitted manuscripts must be formatted for 8½" × 11" paper with 1" margins. The word limit is 8000 words including tables, figures, abstract and references ,etc. (with a 10% leeway). All copy, including captions, footnotes, tables, and references, must be typed double-spaced, in 12-point Times New Roman font. Papers that do not conform to these guidelines will be returned to the author(s).

    Submissions must include an abstract of no more than 150 words, 4-5 keywords, and a brief biographical statement for each author.

    All figures, tables, charts, and other artwork should appear at the end of the manuscript and must be cited in the text with appropriate descriptive headings. All artwork must also be submitted in high-resolution electronic form. (High-resolution images should come in a separate file from the manuscript).

    Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/games

    All submissions are peer reviewed by two or more members of the distinguished, multi-disciplinary editorial board. Games and Culture aims to have all papers go through their initial review within three months of receipt. Authors will be required to set up an online account on the SageTrack system powered by ScholarOne. Manuscripts will be sent out anonymously for editorial evaluation. Obtaining permission for any quoted or reprinted material that requires permission is the responsibility of the author. Submission of a manuscript implies commitment to publish in the journal. Authors submitting manuscripts to the journal should not simultaneously submit them to another journal, nor should manuscripts have been published elsewhere in substantially similar form or with substantially similar content. Authors in doubt about what constitutes prior publication should consult the Editor.

    For questions regarding manuscript submission or other general questions, contact: Douglas Thomas, Editor, Games and Culture, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California, 3502 Watt Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0281; email: gamesandculture@gmail.com.

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