Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

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Section Policies

Peer Reviewed Research Papers

a. 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

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Research Papers

a. 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.

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Research-in-brief papers

a. 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more than 300 words) and keywords (a minimum of 3) g. Research-in-brief submissions are reviewed by the editors and are not peer-reviewed.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

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Essays

a. 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

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Monographs

a. 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

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“Think Pieces”

a. 1000-1300 words total b. The “think” pieces are intended to spur discussion amongst scholars on message boards provided for each piece. c. The pieces should aim to ask provocative questions for future research and debate, rather than provide definitive answers. d. We encourage the use of visual aids such as images, video clips, or links to content in virtual worlds. e. Abstract (no more than 300 words) and keywords (a minimum of 3) f. APA Style (unless it is inappropriate for the type of essay being submitted) g. The website currently only accepts .doc and .rtf formats. h. single-spaced

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Interactive Online Exhibits and Demonstrations

a. 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.

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Other

The 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.

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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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Peer Review Process

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Publication Frequency

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Open Access Policy

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Archiving

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About the Journal

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