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Volume 10, Number 1 (2017):

Assembled 2017


Issue editor: Victoria McArthur, University of Toronto, Canada

The 2017 Assembled issue of the Journal of Virtual Worlds Research is a collection of four interdisciplinary research papers, representing the diversity that is 'virtual worlds'.
They represent a field that truly is 'assembled' - emerging from and supported by passionate scholars from various intellectual backgrounds.


Original Call: CfP: Assembled 2017


Issue Editor Corner


Victoria McArthur

Peer Reviewed Research Papers

Internet Research in Online Environments for Children: Readability of Privacy and Terms of Use Policies; The Uses of (Non)Personal Data by Online Environments and Third-Party Advertisers

Olesya Venger

Using Google Trends Data to Gauge Interest in Virtual Worlds

Anthony Crider, Jessica Torrez-Riley

Virtual Worlds, Virtual Reality, and Augmented Reality: Differences in Purchase Intentions Based on Types, Users, and Sex

Angie marie cox, Indira Guzman, Sikha Bagui, Kenneth Cromer

Levelling Up: Minors' Play in a Closed-system MMOG

Jennifer Jenson, Suzanne de Castell, Victoria McArthur, Stephanie Fisher



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Planned Issue


Volume 11, Number 1 (2018)

Theme: Assembled 2018

Call: CFP: General Call for Papers

Issue Editors: Angie Cox, Trident University (Prime); Felipe Nunes, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul; Miao Feng, NORC at University of Chicago; Edgardo Donovan, Trident University.
Publication: Q1 2018
Status: In review.




Volume 11, Number 2 (2018)

Theme: Mindfulness & Flow

CfP: Mind

Issue Editors: TBD
Publication: Q2 2018
Status: Open. Submit proposals.




Volume 12, Number 1 (2019)

Theme: Assembled 2019

Call: CfP: General Call for Papers

Issue Editors: TBD
Publication: Q1 2019
Status: Open. Submit any time.




We are enlisting editors for the theme issues.


Suggested Issues

  • Hardware
  • Impact (on People, Places, and Organizations)
  • Money
  • 3D Printing
  • Bleeding innovations


 How to submit your proposal - see: For Issue Editor