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Volume 4, Number 1 (2011):

Metaverse Assembled 2.0

Cover Metavers 2.0 Assembled

The editorial team for this issue includes: 


Kathy Keeling, University of Manchester, UK

Nadia Papamichail, University of Manchester, UK

Debbie Keeling, University of Manchester, UK

Enchi (Katherine) Chang, University of Manchester, UK


This issue includes articles from the SLACTIONS 2010 Conference organized by Kathy Keeling and her colleagues at the University of Manchester.


The issue also marks the Journal's move to a new website, it is a minor visual change, but major infrastructure change that will take us forward over the next couple of years.


Dr.Yesha Y. Sivan

Managing Editor

Journal of Virtual Worlds Research


Research Papers

Students’ Attitudes in a Virtual Environment (SecondLife)

Amal Alrayes, Alistair Sutcliffe


Procedural Modeling for Realistic Virtual Worlds Development

Pedro Brandão Silva, António Coelho


Journalism in Virtual Worlds

Ricardo Cruz, Ricardo Fernandes


The P.R.O.S.E. (Psychological Research on Synthetic Environments) Project: Conducting In-World Psychological Research on 3D Virtual Worlds

Richard L Gilbert


Actual Self vs. Avatar Self: The Effect of Online Social Situation on Self-Expression

Yongjun Sung, Jang Ho Moon, mihyun Kang, Jhih-Syuan Lin


Puzzles as a Creative Form of Play in Metaverse

Cristiano Natal Tonéis

Research-in-brief papers

Margaret A. Nosek, Susan Robinson Whelen, Rosemary B. Hughes, Erin Porcher, Giselle Davidson, Thomas M. Nosek

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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