International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations (IJGCMS)
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International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations (IJGCMS)

Editor-in-Chief: William Bart (University of Minnesota, USA)
Indexed In: Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), SCOPUS, Compendex (Elsevier Engineering Index), PsycINFO®, INSPEC and 10 more indices
Published: Quarterly |Established: 2009
ISSN: 1942-3888|EISSN: 1942-3896|DOI: 10.4018/IJGCMS


The International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations (IJGCMS) is a peer-reviewed, international journal devoted to the theoretical and empirical understanding of electronic games and computer-mediated simulations. The journal is interdisciplinary in nature; it publishes research from fields and disciplines that share the goal of improving the foundational knowledge base of games and simulations. The journal publishes critical theoretical manuscripts as well as qualitative and quantitative research studies, meta-analyses, and methodologically-sound case studies. The journal also includes book reviews to keep readers on the forefront of this continuously evolving field. Occasional special issues from the journal provide deeper investigation into areas of interest within either gaming or simulations.

Topics Covered

  • Cognitive, social, and emotional impact of games and simulations
  • Critical reviews and meta-analyses of existing game and simulation literature
  • Current and future trends, technologies, and strategies related to game, simulation development, and implementation
  • Electronic Games and Simulations in Government, Business, and the Workforce
  • Electronic Games and Simulations in Teaching and Learning
  • Frameworks to Understand the Societal and Cultural Impacts of Games and Simulations
  • Impact of game and simulation development use on race and gender game and simulation design
  • Innovative and Current Research Methods and Methodologies to Study Electronic Games and Simulations
  • Psychological Aspects of Gaming
  • Teaching of games and simulations at multiple age and grade levels

Mission and Scope

The International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations (IJGCMS) publishes research articles, theoretical critiques, and book reviews related to the development and evaluation of games and computer-mediated simulations. One main goal of this peer-reviewed, international journal is to promote a deep conceptual and empirical understanding of the roles of electronic games and computer-mediated simulations across multiple disciplines. A second goal is to help build a significant bridge between research and practice on electronic gaming and simulations, supporting the work of researchers, practitioners, and policymakers.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Volume 13: 4 Issues (2021): Forthcoming, Available for Pre-Order
Volume 12: 4 Issues (2020): 1 Released, 3 Forthcoming
Volume 11: 4 Issues (2019)
Volume 10: 4 Issues (2018)
Volume 9: 4 Issues (2017)
Volume 8: 4 Issues (2016)
Volume 7: 4 Issues (2015)
Volume 6: 4 Issues (2014)
Volume 5: 4 Issues (2013)
Volume 4: 4 Issues (2012)
Volume 3: 4 Issues (2011)
Volume 2: 4 Issues (2010)
Volume 1: 4 Issues (2009)
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Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief Emeritus
Brock Dubbels, McMaster University, United States
International Advisory Board
Brenda Romero, Romero Games, Ireland
Celia Hodent, Epic Games, United States
Chuck Kinzer, Columbia University, United States
Constance Steinkuehler, University of California, Irvine, United States
David Williamson Shaffer, University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States
Eric Klopfer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
Frans Mayra, University of Tampere, Finland
Jason Della Rocca, Execution Labs, Canada
Jesse Schell, Carnegie Mellon University, United States
Kristie Fisher, Google, United States
Kurt Squire, University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States
Michael Zyda, USC GamePipe, United States
R. Michael Young, North Carolina State University, United States
Randy Pagulayan, Microsoft, United States
Suzanne de Castell, Simon Fraser University, Canada
William "Bill" Grosso, Scientific Revenue, United States
Associate Editors
Amanda Beers, SolBridge International School of Business, Canada
Carly Finseth, Boise State University, United States
Christian Loh, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, United States
Iain Donald, Abertay University, United Kingdom
Joseph Fanfarelli, University of Central Florida, United States ORCID
Michael McCreery, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, United States
Ryan Sittler, California University of Pennsylvania, United States ORCID
Selen Turkay, Harvard University, United States
Editorial Review Board
Aaron Hung, University of Washington, United States
Allan Fowler, Kennesaw State University, United States
Christophe Duret, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
Crystal Steltenpohl, University of Southern Indiana, United States ORCID
Dennis Beck, University of Arkansas, United States
Ellinoora Havaste, University of Turku, Finland
Emil R. Kaburuan, Bina Nusantara University, Indonesia
Jason Siko, Grand Valley State University, United States ORCID
Jayanth Raghothama, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden ORCID
Je Seok Lee, University of California, Irvine, United States
Johansen Quijano, Tarrant County College, United States
Jose Luis Soler-Dominguez, Universidad Politècnica de València, Spain
Karen Schrier, Marist College, United States
Liliana Vale Costa, University of Aveiro, Portugal ORCID
MariCarmen Gil Ortega, University of the West of England, United Kingdom
Mark Joselli, Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná, Brazil
Mehmet Kosa, Tilburg University, Netherlands ORCID
Melinda Jacobs, Subatomic, Germany ORCID
Michelle Brown, De Montfort University, United Kingdom
Pejman Mirza-Babaei, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
Richard Hartshorne, University of Central Florida, United States ORCID
Sarah Zaidan, Emerson College, United States ORCID
Taha Rasouli, International Game Developers Association, Iran, Islamic Republic Of
Teresa Slobuski, San Jose State University, United States
Yadi Ziaee, Governor State University, United States


Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished article manuscripts will be considered. Interested authors must consult the Journal Guidelines for Manuscript Submission at PRIOR to submission. Any further questions may be answered at All article manuscript submissions will be forwarded to at least three members of the editorial review board of the journal for a double-blind peer review. The final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers.

All inquiries should be directed to the attention of:

William M. Bart
International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations (IJGCMS)

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