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 it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
- Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
- The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
Peer Reviewed Research Papersa. 20-25 manuscript pages b. 5000-7500 words total c. APA Style d. Complete bibliography e. Abstract (no more than 300 words) and keywords (a minimum of 3) f. Peer review requires the cover page with name and affiliation of the author(s) and the paper be submitted as separate documents. g. The website currently only accepts .doc and .rtf formats. h. Single-spaced
Research Papersa. 20-25 manuscript pages b. 5000-7500 words total c. APA Style d. Complete bibliography e. Abstract (no more than 300 words) and keywords (a minimum of 3) f. The website currently only accepts .doc and .rtf formats. g. Single-spaced h. Research papers can be submitted for outside peer-review or for review by the editorial team.
Research-in-brief papersa. Research reports or introduction/examinations of research in progress b. 8-15 manuscript pages c. 2000-4500 words total d. APA Style e. Complete bibliography (optional) f. Abstract (no more than 300 words) and keywords (a minimum of 3) g. Research-in-brief submissions are reviewed by the editors and are not peer-reviewed. h. The website currently only accepts .doc and .rtf formats. g. Single-spaced
Essaysa. 8-20 manuscript pages b. 2000-6000 words total c. APA Style (unless it is inappropriate for the type of essay being submitted) d. Abstract (no more than 300 words) and keywords (a minimum of 3) e. The website currently only accepts .doc and .rtf formats. f. Single-spaced
Monographsa. 1000-1300 words total b. Short topical pieces c. Abstract (no more than 300 words) and keywords (a minimum of 3) d. APA Style e. The website currently only accepts .doc and .rtf formats. f. Single-spaced
a. 1000-1300 words total b. The
Interactive Online Exhibits and Demonstrationsa. Format and content should be proposed to the editor(s). b. 100-300 word description/abstract. c. Links to examples, if they are available. d. The website currently only accepts .doc and .rtf formats for the description.
OtherThe Journal of Virtual Worlds Research is explicitly transdisciplinary in nature. We welcome proposals and suggestions for alternate and innovative forms of submissions, and strongly encourage the sharing of ideas and discourse across the many different academic and creative communities that intersect virtual worlds research.
Assembled (rush to press papers)Papers under this section will be considred to publication ASAP, with no connection to the theme of the issues.
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