Places to Publish Games Research

I’ve decided to make a list of places to publish research on games, although I am sure others have done so before me and more effectively than me. For example, see DiGRA Student’s chart of journals here. Slightly different to the DiGRA Student’s list in organisation and scope, this list aims to also include conferences, blogs, and book publishers. I have lumped outlets together based on theme/type to be a helpful resource for those looking to find a home for a particular paper- or just me. Either way, this seems more effective than a load of bookmarks.

Analogue Games

Analogue Game Studies

Board Games Studies Journal

Journal of Board Game Design (defunct?)

Blog/Informal Style

Analogue Game Studies

First Person Scholar

Book Publishers

ETC Press

Minnesota Press Games

MIT Press Game Studies

Princeton University Press 

Routledge Advances in Game Studies

Communications Journals

Communication Research

Communication, Culture and Critique

Critical Studies in Media Communication

Human Communication Research

Journal of Computer Games and Communication

Journal of Communication

Computing Journals

ACM: Computers in Entertainment

Computers and Human Behaviour

IEEE Xplore: Computational Intelligence and AI in Games

Simulation and Gaming

Conferences with Proceedings

Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR)

CHI Play (proceedings usually go to ACM)

Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA)

Foundations of Digital Games (FDG)

IEEE Conference on Computational Intelligence and Games (CIG)

Game Studies Journals

The Computer Games Journal

Eludamos: Journal for Computer Game Culture

Game Criticism

Games and Culture

Game Studies

International Journal of Game Based Learning

International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations (IJGCMS)

Simulation and Gaming

Well Played

New Media Journals


Critical Studies in Media Communication

New Media and Society

Role-Playing Games

International Journal of Role-Playing

Sociology Journals

Cultural Sociology

Journal for Cultural Research

Theory, Culture and Society

Student/ Junior Scholar


Press Start

Virtual Worlds

Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds

Journal of Virtual Worlds Research

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