Calls for Papers (special): International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations (IJGCMS)

Special Issue On: eSports and Professional Game Play 3

Guest Editors
Brock Dubbels (McMaster University, Canada)

The purpose of this special issue is to investigate the rise of eSports.

Recommended Topics
Authors are invited to submit manuscripts that

  • Examine the emergence of eSports
  • The uses of streaming technology
  • Traditions of games that support professional players– chess, go, bridge, poker, league of legends, Dota 2, Starcraft
  • Fan perspectives
  • Professional player perspectives
  • Market analysis
  • Meta-analyses of existing research on eSports
  • Answer specific questions such as: How should game user research examine the emergence of eSports? Should we differentiate pragmatic and hedonic aspects of the game?
  • Case studies, worked examples, empirical and phenomenological, application of psychological and humanist approaches?
  • Field research
  • Face to face interviewing
  • Creation of user tests
  • Gathering and organizing statistics
  • Define Audience
  • User scenarios
  • Creating Personas
  • Product design
  • Feature writing
  • Requirement writing
  • Content surveys
  • Graphic Arts
  • Interaction design
  • Information architecture
  • Process flows
  • Usability
  • Prototype development
  • Interface layout and design
  • Wire frames
  • Visual design
  • Taxonomy and terminology creation
  • Copywriting
  • Working with programmers and SMEs
  • Brainstorm and managing scope (requirement) creep
  • Design and UX culture

Submission Procedure
Potential authors are encouraged to contact Brock R. Dubbels ( to ask about the appropriateness of their topic.
Authors should submit their manuscripts to the submission system using the link at the bottom of the call (Please note authors will need to create a member profile in order to upload a manuscript.)
Manuscripts should be submitted in APA format. They will typically be 5000-8000 words in length.
Full submission guidelines can be found at:

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
Brock Dubbels
International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations (IJGCMS)