Save the Date: JVWR Workshop ICIS 2013 (Milan, Italy December 15, 2013) and CFP for “Virtual Worlds – Meta Analysis” Issue
07 March, 2013: Save the date & a preliminary call.
Motivation and Scope
The first thematic issue of our 7th year (next year) will focus on meta analysis of virtual worlds. The issue will connect with JVWR workshop in Milan, Italy on December 15th (as part of AIS ICIS 2013 http://icis2013.aisnet.org/).
For this issue, “meta-analysis” means a particular review of corpus of knowledge about an aspect of virtual worlds. It can be a classic literature review, or a more formal statistical meta analysis (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meta-analysis). Alternatively, we are open to other forms suggested by authors.
Thus, we are looking for:
* …Feedback re potential areas to analyze and summarize (will be listed in the updated CFP).
* …Authors that take a summative approach to a particular area of virtual worlds.
* …Editors who will join the Managing editor in leading this unique issue.
Send email to info AT jvwresearch DOT org.
We already have initial submissions in the areas of:
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
* Measuring virtual worlds
* Defense related virtual worlds
* Relations and virtual worlds
* Virtual Worlds and mobile
* Music and virtual worlds
* Virtual Worlds for Sales
* Virtual worlds and the web
* Embedding virtual worlds
* and more…
Authors are invited to submit original scholarly papers of up to 7500 words including footnotes, references, and appendices. Interested authors should submit a two-page extended abstract by the deadline indicated below. All submissions (abstracts and papers) should be made via the JVWR publishing system (see www.jvwresearch.org > About JVWR > For Authors). All submissions will be reviewed under our double open policy http://jvwresearch.org/index.php/2011-07-30-02-51-41/for-authors.
Accepted papers will be published in Volume 7, Number 2 (2014) of the Journal (subject to changes).
The Journal of Virtual Worlds Research (http://www.jvwresearch.org/) is an online, open access academic journal that engages a wide spectrum of scholarship. JVWR welcomes contributions from the many disciplines and approaches that intersect with virtual worlds research. Virtual worlds ignite a continuously evolving area of study that spans multiple disciplines. The JVWR editorial team looks forward to engaging a wide range of creative and scholarly research.
Deadlines and Timeline
May 19, 2013 – Authors submit proposed extended abstract or initial papers
June 3, 2013 – Editors make decisions about proposals
August 4, 2013 – Authors submit full paper
September 2, 2013 – Editors return review report and initial decision
September 29, 2013 – Authors submit revised paper
November 3, 2013 – Editors return final comments and decision
December 15-18, 2013 – ICIS JVWR workshop
January 12, 2014 – Authors final submit based on comments directly to JVWR coordinator
February 16, 2014 – Publication: Q1 2014
Connection with 2013 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2013)
Authors with accepted and conditional accepted papers will be invited to the ICIS 2013 Milan workshop, where we will meet with the editors, fellow authors, and other JVWR community members.