Journal of Virtual Worlds Research Now Online

April 08 2008 / by Alvis Brigis / In association with Future
Category: Metaverse   Year: General   Rating: 7 Hot

Virtual Worlds News reports that an alliance of metaversally focused scholars is poised to launch a new academic publication called the Journal of Virtual Worlds Research, an “online, open access, peer-reviewed, transdisciplinary, academic journal, which engages established and emerging scholars from anywhere in the world.”

The new site should serve as a nice complement to the already invaluable Terra Nova, a blog by committee of industry experts that has been been discussing the MMOG and Virtual World terrain for some time now, and the increasingly valuable Virtual Worlds News which does a great job reporting the most ground-breaking metaverse industry items.

The Journal of Virtual Worlds has put out a call for papers related (but not limited) to the following topics:

- development of new metaphors for visualizing and interacting effectively with rich information spaces
- governance and taxation diversity
- methodologies of research in virtual worlds
- education in virtual worlds, virtual worlds in education, virtual worlds in the classroom, virtual worlds as pedagogical tools, curriculum in virtual worlds


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