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Submission Preparation Checklist

As 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, RTF, or WordPerfect 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, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  • Upon acceptance of a submitted (and revised) article, it fall upon the author to provide professional copy-editing and proofreading services.

Author Guidelines

The submissions should be no longer than 7000 words and adhere to the Chicago Manual of Style (Author-Name Style), Sixteenth Edition. Footnotes should be used rather than endnotes.

When you are resubmitting the manuscript in response to reviewer comments, do not submit it as a new submission. Upload the new version under "Upload Author Version" in the "Review" tab for your existing entry in the journal system. Please notify the editor you have been communicating with that a new version has been submitted. If you have responses to the recommended changes, send these directly to the editor, which will include them in the correspondence with the reviewers. The abstract cannot be updated in the journal system, so if you perfer to revise it, please add a new version at the beginning of the resubmitted manuscript.

Book Reviews

Reviews of recent relevant books.

Special Issue on Meaning and Computer Games

Peer reviewed articles for Special Issue on "Meaning and Computer Games". Guest editor Sebastian Möring.

Discussion Notes

This section is dedicated to short discussion articles with a focus on a single article or argument. The entries in this section are not peer reviewed.

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