Call: Journal of Virtual Worlds Research workshop at ICIS 2013 and “Virtual Worlds – Meta Analysis” issue

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JVWR [Journal of Virtual Worlds Research] workshop ICIS 2013 (Milan, Italy, December 15) and CFP for “Virtual Worlds – Meta Analysis” Issue

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, 2013 (as part of AIS ICIS 2013

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 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 have initial submissions in the areas of:

  • Collaboration
  • Medicine
  • Learning
  • Art

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…

Submission Instructions

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 > About JVWR > For Authors). All submissions will be reviewed under our double open policy

Accepted papers will be published in Volume 7, Number 2 (2014) of the Journal (subject to changes).

The Journal of Virtual Worlds Research ( 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


Yesha Sivan

Managing Editor, The Journal of Virtual Worlds Research
Professor and Head of the Management Information System Program, Tel Aviv Academic College
Founder, Metaverse-Labs Ltd.


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