About the Journal
Focus and Scope
The Journal of Game, Game Art and Gamification is a double blind peer-reviewed journal.The Journal is broadly multidisciplinary, publishing works focusing on all aspects of games.The Journal is published biannually in English. biannually in English (in June and December).Acceptable contributions include original research articles, best practice reports, and proposals for special issues. All contributions will be double-blind peer-reviewed according to appropriate criteria.
1. AI applications for serious games
2. Alternate reality games
3. Animation for serious games and virtual worlds
4. Artifacts and art with purpose
5. Augmented reality
6. Case studies in serious games and virtual worlds
7. Experimental serious games design
8. Game AI and artificial life
9. Game art
10. Game-based learning, edutainment and training
11. Game design
12. Games for health, well-being and exercise
13. Games for social innovation & change
15. Human-computer interaction
16. Mobile games
17. Multimedia gaming
18. Non digital games
19. Pervasive gaming
20. Serious game art
21. Serious game analytics
22. Serious game assessment
23. Serious game evaluation
24. Serious games design
25. Serious game development
26. Serious games methodologies
27. Serious game playtesting
28. User-modelling in serious games
29. Virtual characters
30. Virtual environments
31. Virtual reality
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Peer Review Process
We are committed to prompt evaluation and publication of fully accepted papers the Journal of Game, Game Art, and Gamification (JGGAG). To maintain a high-quality publication, all submissions undergo a rigorous double-blind peer review process (more information please see our guideline). Characteristics of the double-blind peer review process are as follows:
- Simultaneous submissions of the same manuscript to different journals will not be tolerated.
- Manuscripts with contents outside the scope will not be considered for review.
- Author need to submit the Title Page containing the Authors details and Blinded Manuscript with no author details as 2 separate files.
- Papers will be refereed by at least 2 experts as suggested by the editorial board.
- Both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process.
- In addition, Editors will have the option of seeking additional reviews when needed. Authors will be informed when Editors decide further review is required.
- All publication decisions are made by the journal's Editors-in-Chief on the basis of the referees' reports. Authors of papers that are not accepted are notified promptly.
- All submitted manuscripts are treated as confidential documents. We expect our Board of Reviewing Editors and reviewers to treat manuscripts as confidential material as well.
- Editors and reviewers involved in the review process should disclose conflicts of interest resulting from direct competitive, collaborative, or other relationships with any of the authors, and remove oneself from cases in which such conflicts preclude an objective evaluation. Privileged information or ideas that are obtained through peer review must not be used for competitive gain.
- Our peer review process is confidential and identities of reviewers cannot be revealed.
This Journal of Game, Game Art, and Gamification (JGGAG) will be published twice a year on every June and December
Open Access Policy
This Journal of Game, Game Art, and Gamification (JGGAG) provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
Statement on Scientific Misconduct
JGGAG only publishes original work not published elsewhere. All submissions will be checked for plagiarism and may be rejected on this basis, regardless of the quality of science. JGGAG considers plagiarism to be the use of others’ published and unpublished results or writing without proper attribution or permission and presenting these works as original. JGGAG also considers the submission of writing that the authors have published previously elsewhere in whole or in part as plagiarism. Furthermore, the Editorial Board does not tolerate the fabrication of data and subsequent misrepresentation of such data as original research results.
The intent of plagiarism is to mislead the reader to believe the ideas presented are the authors’ own. This serves as a form of scientific misconduct and is not tolerated by the Editors of JGGAG.
JGGAG is a peer-reviewed national and international journal. This statement clarifies ethical behaviour of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the chief editor, the Editorial Board, the peer-reviewer and the publisher. This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.
Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication.
The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed JGGAG journal is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society.
Publisher of JGGAG takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing extremely seriously and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, the Publisher and Editorial Board will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful and necessary.
The editor of JGGAG is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal’s editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.
An editor at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
Disclosure and conflicts of interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor’s own research without the express written consent of the author.
Duties of Reviewers
Contribution to Editorial Decisions
Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.
Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.
Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.
Standards of Objectivity
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
Acknowledgement of Sources
Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor’s attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.
Duties of Authors
Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.
Data Access and Retention
Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.
Originality and Plagiarism
The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication
An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.
Acknowledgement of Sources
Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.
Authorship of the Paper
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects
If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript.
Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
Fundamental errors in published works
When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
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