CfP: Assembled 2016 Part 1

Call for Papers

Published: December 12, 2015

(C) Worlds. Digital painting by Tzafnat Bekin Shpak

The Journal of Virtual Worlds Research ( is an online, open access academic journal that engages a wide spectrum of scholarship. We welcome contributions from the many disciplines and approaches that intersect with virtual worlds’ research.

Motivation and Scope

The Assembled issue is a place for various papers, on the topic of the journal – that are being collected during the year and published usually once a year (in 2016 we will experiment with two assembled issues.)

Authors who would like to submit directly to the ‘Assembled’ issue should do so by adding the words “submitted for Assembled” in the “Comments for Editor” on the 1st step of the submitting process.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • 3D fun
  • Mini robots
  • Social networks that change our mind
  • Artificial limbs
  • New forms of hardware
  • Augmented and mixed environments
  • Wearables
  • User generated content
  • 3D printing
  • Visual data streaming
  • Immersive technologies
  • Shopping from home
  • Projections of the real
  • Wireless people
  • Portable friends
  • The Internet of Things
  • Virtual currencies
  • E-readers
  • And more

See past Assembled issues:

Assembled 2010

Assembled 2011

Assembled 2012

Assembled 2013

Assembled 2014

Assembled 2015

Deadlines and Timetable:

January 15, 2016: Authors submit full paper – DONE

January 20, 2016: Editors return initial decision – DONE

February 25, 2016: Reviewers return final review – DONE

February 28, 2016: Editors return final review – DONE

March 25, 2016: Authors submit final revision – DONE

March 31, 2016: Camera ready papers – DONE

April 14, 2016: Publication – DONE

Further Information

Some statistics
We have reviewed 25 submissions in this batch for the Assembled issue to be published in 2016Q1. Of them:

—  5 “Accepted with revisions” papers — they will now go for further review.
— 10 “Ask for revisions” papers — the authors can submit a new version which will be considered for the next issue (~2016Q3).
— 10 “declined” papers — mostly due to lack of impact, triviality, unneeded complexity, or disconnect with the state of the art.

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