Call: “Evils within Virtual Worlds” issue of the Journal of Virtual Worlds Research (JVWR)

Call for Papers

Journal of Virtual Worlds Research (JVWR)
Dark Side Special Issue: Evils within virtual worlds

Submission deadline: November 15, 2019

Evil – the intentions, motivations, forces or actions with malevolence, immorality, badness, wrongness, or harmfulness which are inflicted against humanity.  How do evil and darkness manifest themselves in virtual worlds? This is the topic of this special issue.

The Dark Side issue is for papers highlighting the interesting topic of how, why, and in what ways Augmented and Virtual Worlds are associated with so-called evil or wickedness or with dark intentions.

Authors and researchers keen on this subject are invited to submit directly to the ‘Dark Side’ issue and should do so by adding the words “submitted for the Dark Side” in the “Comments for Editor” on the 1st step of the submission process.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Evil or dark behaviors
  • Concepts of evil
  • Immorality
  • Corruption
  • Malevolence
  • Motives
  • Intentions
  • Forces


Authors are invited to submit original scholarly papers of 3000-5000 words including footnotes, references, and appendices. Interested authors should submit a full paper by the deadline indicated below. All submissions should be made via the JVWR publishing system – see for instructions. All submissions will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published online in Volume 13, Number 1 (2020) of the Journal.


November 15, 2019: Authors submit full papers
December 20, 2019: Editors final decision
January 25, 2020: Authors submit final revision
February 25, 2020: Camera-ready
March 2020: Publication

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