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International Journal of eSports Research (IJER)

International Journal of eSports Research (IJER)

Editors-in-Chief: Sharon Andrews (University of Houston-Clear Lake) and Caroline M. Crawford (University of Houston-Clear Lake, USA)
Published: Semi-Annually |Established: 2021
ISSN: 2691-9273|EISSN: 2691-9281|DOI: 10.4018/IJER
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Description, Mission, Scope & Coverage

The International Journal of eSports Research (IJER) provides a forum for researchers and practitioners to share leading-edge knowledge in eSports. IJER is a peer-reviewed international journal devoted to the theoretical and empirical understanding of current research, advances, and... Show More

Mission & Scope:

The mission of the International Journal of eSports Research (IJER) is the international interchange and advancement of scholarly knowledge surrounding current research, advances in, and the practice of eSports. It also provides a significant bridge between such research and practice through the publication of timely research articles, theoretical critiques, conceptual frameworks, and... Show More

  • Cognitive, Social, and Emotional Impact of Online Competitive Games and Simulations
  • Critical Reviews and Meta-Analyses of Existing Electronic Game and Simulation Literature
  • Current and Future Trends, Technologies, and Strategies Related to Games, Game Development, and Game Implementation
  • Data Mining Within eSports, Including Data Analytics and Learning Analytics
  • Economics, Finance and Accounting Considerations Around eSports
  • Electronic Games and Simulations in Government, Business, and the Workforce
  • Electronic Games and Simulations in Teaching and Learning
  • Electronic Gaming in Instructionally Appropriate Environments
  • Electronic Gaming in Learner/User Engagement
  • Electronic Gaming in Learning Theories, Curriculum Design, and Micro-Learning Environments
  • Frameworks for Advancement of Human-Electronic Gaming Interactions
  • Frameworks for the Advancement and Improvement of Understanding Critical Aspects of User-Gaming Interactions
  • Frameworks to Understand the Societal and Cultural Impacts of Games and Simulations
  • Impact of Game and Simulation Development Use on the Race and Gender Game and Simulation Design
  • Innovative and Current Research Methods and Methodologies to Study Electronic Games and Simulations
  • Learning, Cognition, Personality, and Social Interactions Shaped by Electronic Gaming
  • Marketing and Engagement of eSports Products and Events
  • Psychological Aspects of Gaming
  • Social Media Impacts and Understandings Associated With eSports
  • Use of Electronic Gaming in Education, Instructional Design, and Distance Learning
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Editorial Board

Editorial Board

Associate Editors
Bruce Wexler, Yale University, United States
Josiah Lebowitz, George Mason University, United States
Robert Rippee, UNLV, United States ORCID
Rune Andersen, University of Agder, Norway
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Editorial Review Board
Alan Ritacco, United States
Alvin Tran, University of New Haven, United States
Ana Brochado, ISCTE-IUL, Spain
Ashley Brown, United States
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Article Processing Charges
Article Processing Charge (APC):

Payment of the APC fee (directly to the publisher) by the author or a funding body is not required until AFTER the manuscript has gone through the full double-blind peer review process and the Editor(s)-in-Chief at his/her/their full discretion has decided to accept the manuscript based on the results of the double-blind peer review process. Please note that IGI Global cannot schedule the article for publication or publish the article until payment has been received.

What Does IGI Global’s Open Access APC Cover?

In the traditional subscription-based model, the cost to the publisher to produce each article is covered by the revenue generated by journal subscriptions. Under OA, all the articles are published under a Creative Commons (CC BY) license; therefore, the authors or funding body will pay a one-time article processing charge (APC) to offset the costs of all of the activities associated with the publication of the article manuscript, including:

  • Digital tools used to support the manuscript management and review process
  • Typesetting, formatting and layout
  • Online hosting
  • Submission of the journal’s content to numerous abstracts, directories, and indexes
  • Third-party software (e.g. plagiarism checks)
  • Editorial support which includes manuscript tracking, communications, submission guideline checks, and communications with authors and reviewers
  • All promotional support and activities which include metadata distribution, press releases, promotional communications, web content, ads, fliers, brochures, postcards, etc. for the journal and its published contents
  • The fact that all published articles will be freely accessible and able to be posted and disseminated widely by the authors
APC Subsidizing and Waivers

To assist researchers in covering the costs of the APC in OA publishing, there are various sources of OA funding. Additionally, unlike many other publishers, IGI Global offers flexible subsidies, 100% Open Access APC waivers, discounts, and more. Learn More

All inquiries regarding IJER should be directed to the attention of:
Sharon Andrews
International Journal of eSports Research (IJER)
All manuscript submissions to IJER should be sent through E-Editorial Discovery®: