January 4th, 2012


Call for Papers: Finland and simulation/gaming

Call for Papers

Finland and simulation/gaming

Special issue of Simulation & Gaming: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Theory, Practice and Research

http://sg.sagepub.com/ | http://www.unice.fr/sg/

Guest Editors:
J. Tuomas Harviainen, Tampere Research Center for Information and Media, University of Tampere, Finland
Timo Lainema, Turku School of Economics, University of Turku, Finland
Jaakko Suominen, Department of Digital Culture, University of Turku, Finland
Erno Soinila, School of Engineering, Aalto University, Finland

Finland has a vibrant and creative simulation/gaming academic community and industry. We therefore invite both researchers and industry professionals to participate in a special symposium issue of Simulation & Gaming: An Interdisciplinary Journal. The aim of the symposium (special issue) is to bring together, consolidate and promote contributions from Finnish knowledge on gaming, so that it will contribute to simulation and game studies and design worldwide.

High-quality submissions from various disciplines are welcome. Potential topics for the issue include, but are certainly not limited to, the following:

- Business, management, economic and/or military simulation/games in Finland
- Recreational gaming in Finland
- Finnish game design
- Future studies simulations and scenario planning in Finland
- Surveys of existing Finnish simulation and gaming research
- Educational games in Finland and gaming in Finnish schools
- Role-playing in Finland

The concept of “Finnish” is to be interpreted broadly. We would welcome, for example, research conducted by Finnish scholars, writing about Finnish players or games, or work done by a foreign academic currently working at a Finnish institution or design company, or multi-national author teams, with at least one from Finland. If articles combine the idea of “Finnish” and notions of “simulation/gaming”, they are a potential fit, regardless of the exact medium, platform or design intent. The editors are especially interested in seeing high-quality articles that build bridges among the various game and simulation scenes in this country and beyond.

Accepted articles will be published relatively fast electronically (and thus count as a published article) before the actual printed symposium appears in print. Please send to the Guest Editors a one- to two-page outline proposal (.doc, not .docx) containing the following elements:

- Your name, e-mails, phone, address, etc.
- A working title, an abstract and a plan for the proposed paper.
- You may, if you wish, also send copies of any relevant already-published articles of yours.

J. Tuomas Harviainen - jushar |@| utu.fi

Timo Lainema - timo.lainema |@| utu.fi

S&G at Sage - http://sg.sagepub.com/

S&G Author Guide - http://www.unice.fr/sg/

Editor: David Crookall - simulation.gaming |@| gmail.com


Receipt of proposals until end of Feb 2012.
Response to proposals in a month.
Writing & submission of ms.
First review sent in about 2 or 3 months.
Ms revision (maybe 2nd review), editing, proofing.
Publication online as articles are accepted.
Articles are published on an ongoing basis.

For further details and updates, see http://sgfinland.wordpress.com/