Assembled 2018 11(1)
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Dear <<First Name>>,

We are happy to announce the publication of a NEW ISSUE of the Journal of Virtual Worlds Research (JVWR):


Volume 11, Number 1:

Assembled 2018

Issue editors: Angie Cox, Trident University International; Edgardo Donovan, Trident University International; Miao Feng, NORC at the University of Chicago; Felipe Nunes, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

This issue includes five exciting research studies covering a broad and diverse array of topic areas but still focuses on the enhancement of knowledge in the realm of Virtual Worlds. In essence, the name of the issue ‘Assembled,’ defines the wide spectrum of professionally peer-reviewed articles inspired by subject matter experts in their respective fields. The five elite manuscripts chosen for this issue provide significant contributions to Virtual World research in terms of theory, methodology, and practice.

Issue Editor Corner

Angie Marie Cox, Edgardo Donovan, Miao Feng, Felipe Nunes

Peer Reviewed Research Papers

Virtual Parent-Child Relationships: A Case Study
Steven Downing
One Game – One Effect? What Playing “World of Warcraft” Means for Adolescents and Their Development
Florian Flueggen, Stephanie Doyle, Hermann Veith
Immersive Storytelling in 360-Degree Videos: An Analysis of Interplay Between Narrative and Technical Immersion
Ahmed Elmezeny, Nina Edenhofer, Jeffrey Wimmer
Avatar Sex – the Joy of the Not-Real
Peter F Wardle
Using 3D Worlds in Prison: Driving, Learning and Escape
Helen Sara Farley

More from the JVWR

Last year's topical issues Eve Online and Real Virtual Relationships received many submissions which we couldn't publish for lack of room or other different reasons. As we appreciate the hard work, and upon authors consent, we collect these papers to give them another consideration for publication in the yearly Assembled issue. Consequently, and depending on editors' decision and authors' revisions, we plan to publish another Assembled issue, later this year.

The JVWR's topical issues allow us to plan, define the topics, enlist editors, and let authors ample time to develop their research. However, the Assembled is also a home for papers that have not answered a specific call, but our team of editors and reviewers finds they provide a new contribution to the research of Virtual Worlds.

Concurrently, we encourage authors to send us updated research outcomes outside the scope of the topical issues.

This publication is also an invitation for you to explore the JVWR previous issues, contribute as authors, and even suggest a new topic as editors of future special issues. See the section "For Issue Editors." Each issue is managed by one managing Issue Editor with an option for 2-3 co-editors. The managing issue editor is the prime contact person and the leader behind it.

Note that our call for editors of a topical issue, dedicated to an exploration of the MIND with relations to virtual worlds - is still open.


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Prof. Yesha Y. Sivan
Editor In-Chief
The Journal of Virtual Worlds Research
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Assembled 2018
Vol. 11, No. 1
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