Information for Authors

Submission Types

We welcome a range of contributions to DiGRA 2018. These include full papers, extended abstracts, panel and workshop proposals, and doctoral consortium participation, as well as proposals for events and other activities that fall outside the academic tradition.

Full papers will be peer-reviewed, published on the conference website and published in the conference proceedings available via open-access through the DiGRA Digital Library.

All other submissions will be peer-reviewed by panels of senior reviewers track chairs and the conference organisers for suitability for DiGRA 2018. These submissions will be published on the conference website, but will not be included in the conference proceedings published through the DiGRA Digital Library.

Unless otherwise noted, submissions should be made via EasyChair.

 

Full Papers

  • Full papers are expected to be 5000 – 7000 words plus reference using the DiGRA 2018 template
  • Submit as an anonymized pdf
  • Will be peer-reviewed
  • Must be original; it cannot be published or be under concurrent review elsewhere
  • Will be published on the conference website
  • Will be published in the open access DiGRA Digital Library
  • Must use the DiGRA 2018 full paper submission template

Important Dates

Submission opens
December, 1st 2017

Final Submission Deadline:
February, 9th 2018

Acceptance Notification:
March, 1st 2018



We apologize for the delay in sending a notification about your DIGRA 2018 submission. Due to the high number of submissions, the review process is taking longer than expected but we plan to send out an official notification by next week. Other important dates such as Early Bird registration will be modified accordingly. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

DiGRA Program Chairs




Early Bird Fee Expiration:
March, 29th 2018

Final submission of revised papers and extended abstracts:
April, 15th 2018

Full Papers are peer-reviewed publications of original Game Studies research. Full Papers represent mature, complete research. Authors must present accepted Full Papers at the DiGRA Conference. Accepted manuscripts will appear in the Proceedings of the 2018 DiGRA International Conference, which is published in the open access DiGRA Digital Library. Accepted Full Papers may come from any area of Game Studies research: academia or industry; science or humanities; analysis or design.

Authors with questions should contact the proceedings chairs Martin Gibbs and Torill Mortensen

Submissions are now open via EasyChair.

Extended Abstracts

  • The suggested length for an Extended Abstract is 500-800 words, with a maximum of 1000 words, excluding references
  • Key references should be included
  • Submit as an anonymized pdf
  • Will be peer-reviewed using a juried process by a panel of senior reviewers, track chairs and the conference organisers
  • Will be published on the conference website
  • Will not be published in the DiGRA Digital Library
  • Give a short description in the abstract field of EasyChair (but there is no need for an Extended Abstract to have an abstract)
  • Please use the DiGRA 2018 Extended Abstract submission template (optional)
The Conference Program Committee recognizes that there are many and diverse ways to contribute to Game Studies research. The purpose of an Extended Abstract is to demonstrate a contribution interesting to DiGRA audiences. An Extended Abstract might describe a study or research program that is underway, but might also describe a pending program of research. It might outline findings, or it might establish and discuss a research question. It might describe the study’s method or methodology, or it might focus on outcomes and results. It might describe work that has been planned, work that is in progress, or work that has been completed.

Submissions are now open via EasyChair.

Panels

  • A panel session will typically occupy a single conference session and have a duration of 80 minutes
  • Panel proposals should have a maximum length of 1000 words, excluding references, plus a 100 word biography of each participant
  • Panel proposals should include: the focus or topic of the panel; a description of why the topic will be of interest or relevant to DiGRA attendees; a list of confirmed participants; and a description of their background and expertise
  • Will be published on the conference website
  • Will not be published in the DiGRA digital library
  • Please use the DiGRA 2018 Extended Abstract submission template (optional)

Submissions are now open via EasyChair.

Doctoral Consortium

  • Selection for the one-day doctoral consortium will be based on an Extended Abstract, with a maximum of 1000 words, excluding references
  • Key references should be included
  • Will be published on the conference website
  • Will not be published in the DiGRA digital library
  • Submit as a NON-anonymized pdf
  • Submit to the doctoral consortium track on EasyChair
  • Give a short description in the abstract field of EasyChair (but, there is no need for a Doctoral Consortium application to have an abstract)
  • Submissions must use the DiGRA 2018 submission template

Workshops

Workshop proposals can be submitted using the Extended Abstracts Submission Template directly to the conference chairs: riccardo.fassone@unito.it and matteo.bittanti@iulm.it.
Please note that the final deadline for workshop proposals is February 18, 2018.

Other Rules and Frequently Asked Questions

When do I have to register for the conference?

At least one author of an accepted paper or abstract must register for the conference by the early bird registration deadline, or the paper will be removed from the program.

How many papers/abstracts can I submit?

Authors cannot present more than two papers and/or extended abstracts at DiGRA 2018. This does not include participation in panels or workshops. Authors can be co-authors on as many full papers and extended abstracts as they like, but an individual cannot present more than twice.