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, 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.
Book ReviewsReviews of recent relevant books.
Special Issue on Meaning and Computer GamesPeer reviewed articles for Special Issue on "Meaning and Computer Games". Guest editor Sebastian Möring.
Discussion NotesThis 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 The entries in this section are not peer reviewed.
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