Call: International Journal of Game-Based Learning (IJGBL)

Call for Papers

International Journal of Game-Based Learning (IJGBL)

Official publication of the Information Resources Management Association

Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Patrick Felicia
Published: Quarterly (both in Print and Electronic form)

Mission of IJGBL

The mission of the International Journal of Game-Based Learning (IJGBL) is to promote knowledge pertinent to the design of Game-Based Learning environments, and to provide relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical research findings in the field of Game-Based Learning. The main goals of IJGBL are to identify, explain, and improve the interaction between learning outcomes and motivation in video games, and to promote best practices for the integration of video games in instructional settings. The journal is multidisciplinary and addresses cognitive, psychological and emotional aspects of Game-Based Learning. It discusses innovative and cost-effective Game-Based Learning solutions. It also provides students, researchers, instructors, and policymakers with valuable information in Game-Based Learning, and increases their understanding of the process of designing, developing and deploying successful educational video games. IJGBL also identifies future directions in this new educational medium.

Recommended Topics

Topics to be discussed in this journal include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Adaptive games design for game-based learning
  • Design of educational games for people with disabilities
  • Educational video games and learning management systems
  • Game design models and design patterns for game-based learning
  • Instructional design for game-based learning
  • Integration and deployment of video games in the classroom
  • Intelligent tutoring systems and game-based learning
  • Learning by designing and developing video games
  • Learning styles, behaviors and personalities in educational video games
  • Mobile development and augmented reality for game-based learning
  • Motivation, audio and emotions in educational video games
  • Role of instructors
  • Virtual worlds and game-based learning

Submitting to IJGBL

Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished articles will be considered. Interested authors must consult the journal¹s guidelines for manuscript submissions prior to submission. These guidelines are available at:

All article submissions will be forwarded to at least three members of the Editorial Review Board of the journal for double-blind peer review. Final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers. All submissions must be forwarded electronically to


The International Journal of Game-Based Learning (IJGBL) is published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the Information Science Reference (formerly Idea Group Reference), Medical Information Science Reference, Business Science Reference, and Engineering Science Reference imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit:

Inquiries and Submissions

All inquiries and submissions should be directed to the attention of:
Dr. Patrick Felicia
International Journal of Game-Based Learning

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