The International Journal of Role-Playing (IJRP) is now accepting submissions for the upcoming issues.
The International Journal of Role-Playing invites researchers, designers, developers, academics, artists and others involved in the growing field of research related to role-playing to submit articles. The IJRP is a peer-reviewed journal, and welcomes submissions from any sphere of interest, knowledge network, research field or de-development sector that directly or indirectly relates to role-playing interests.
We invite articles in the humanities and social sciences, as well as other fields as pertinent. As game studies is an interdisciplinary field and role-playing games can be studied through virtually any lens, we ask: How do various disciplines usefully contribute their perspectives in a sum that’s greater than its parts? How can we view these games through multidisciplinarity, interdisciplinary, and even transdisciplinary lenses?
As such, our reviewers come from many different academic and professional backgrounds that may differ from the author’s own perspective, which we view as a strengh in terms of helping to shape academic work that is accessible to a wide audience.
Potential topics include, but are certainly not limited to the following:
• Role-playing games, e.g. frameworks, storytelling and graphics; art, design and creative industry
• Role-playing culture, psychology, media, economics, and sociology
• Role-playing as a vehicle for therapeutic interventions and well-being
• Role-playing technology, surveys, vocabulary, training and educationeducation
• Other aspects of role-playing and related research and development
The International Journal of Role-Playing is a biannual international journal that covers all aspects of role-playing, irrespective of the medium, platform or intent. The IJRP specifically aims to act as the focal point, for pushing the limits of role-playing knowledge, and to improve sharing of knowledge across the knowledge networks involved with role-playing- and related work, notably the industry, the academia and the arts. The journal will encourage the exchange of ideas and experiences, and will be a free, online forum where knowledge can be harvested. In realizing that the knowledge networks involved with role-playing- and related work are based in a variety of interest spheres, which write and publish their work in different ways, the IJRP will accommodate the knowledge sharing principles of the various networks.
All submissions will be peer reviewed by three members of the multi-disciplinary editorial boards, who represent the diverse interests of the knowledge networks involved in role-playing and related work, e.g. academia, industry and the arts. All submissions will be reviewed by experts from the knowledge network of the submission, together with at least one reviewer from a different network. Through this and other initiatives, the IJRP aims to assist authors in promoting cross-network aspects of their work.
The International Journal of Role-Playing is an online publication. The IJRP aims to have all papers go through their initial review within three months of receipt and accepted papers published within one year. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically, following the instructions on the IJRP website: www.journalofroleplaying.org, which also contains important dates and deadlines.
The IJRP specifically aims at providing authors with a higher than usual degree of freedom in composing their manuscripts and expressing ideas. Consult the journal website for more information.