The Convergence of Gambling and Gaming
Call for Papers
Abstract Submission Deadline: 1 September 2019
International Gambling Studies
International Gambling Studies is a leading voice for analysis and research in gambling studies, presenting work on the theory, methods, practice and history of gambling.
Gambling and gaming have traditionally been distinct forms of entertainment. With the increased adoption of technology and the Internet across entertainment activities, these two activities are increasingly becoming intertwined, such that gambling elements are being introduced to gaming and vice versa. This “convergence” of gaming-gambling has important implications for scientific knowledge as well as policy and regulation internationally.
International Gambling Studies (IGS) is a leading voice for analysis and research in gambling studies, presenting work on the theory, methods, practice and history of gambling. The multidisciplinary nature of IGS makes it well placed as a suitable publication outlet for research that crosses between these fields given the strong implications and co-learnings that can be shared.
IGS is inviting submissions for a Special Issue on the Convergence of Gambling and Gaming, to be published in August 2020. We encourage submissions of conceptual and theoretical papers, original research articles and systematic reviews, pertaining to aspects of gambling-gaming convergence, including (but not limited to) the study of social casino games, video game monetisation of a gambling-like nature (‘loot boxes’), skins betting, esports betting, and skill-based slot machines.
Submissions may include papers that consider activities on the perimeter of gambling studies, such as empirical studies that do not directly measure conventional gambling behaviour or gambling-related harm but which otherwise contain material that is directly relevant to the study of gambling behaviour (e.g., behaviours that are considered ‘gambling-like’ or may be indistinguishable from gambling, e.g., ‘skins betting’).
Submissions limited to the scope of video gaming only, including ‘gaming disorder’, are not encouraged. Submissions that contain original empirical data are strongly preferred. Authors are encouraged to draw on multidisciplinary literature to provide context for their manuscripts and ensure that research implications are clearly explained for both the gambling and gaming fields.
For consideration in the Special Issue, abstracts should be submitted by 1 September 2019 (by email to firstname.lastname@example.org AND email@example.com), with full manuscripts due on 1 November 2019 via the IGS online manuscript submission site.
The deadline will be followed strictly, in order that papers can be published in print in the August 2020 issue.
Manuscripts submitted after 1 November will be considered as regular submissions to IGS and if accepted, will be published in subsequent print issues. Accepted papers will be published online ahead of the special issue.
Please refer to the IGS instructions to authors for submitting manuscripts.
All manuscripts submitted must follow the correct formatting and required information.