Submission Types

We welcome a range of contributions to DiGRA 2019. These include full papers, extended abstracts, panel and doctoral consortium participation, and workshop proposals. For other formats, we encourage participants to consider submitting to DiGRA Japan summer conference ‘interactive session’, which will be held parallel to DiGRA and announced later.

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 and published on the conference website, but will not be included in the conference proceedings published through the DiGRA Digital Library. An exception are workshop proposals that are vetted by the conference chair and their delegates.

All except workshop submissions should be made via EasyChair, which opens on December 5, 2018.

Full Papers

• Full papers are expected to be 5000 – 7000 words plus references

• 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 2019 submission template

 

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 2019 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 program chairs Hanna Wirman, Masakazu Furuichi and Torill Mortensen.

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

• 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• Will not be published in the DiGRA Digital Library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 the conference management system (but there is no need for an extended abstract to have an abstract)

• Must use the DiGRA 2019 submission template

 

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 is planned, work that is in progress, or work that has been completed.

Panels

• A panel session will typically occupy a single conference session and have a duration of 80 to 90 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 2019 submission template (optional)

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 the conference management system

• Give a short description in the abstract field of the conference management system (but, there is no need for a doctoral consortium application to have an abstract)

• Must use the DiGRA 2019 submission template

Workshops

Workshop proposals can be submitted using the DiGRA 2019 submission template directly to the conference chair Akinori Nakamura <nakamu-a@im.ritsumei.ac.jp>

Number of submissions per author

Authors cannot present more than two papers and/or extended abstracts at DiGRA 2019. 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. To optimize reviewer workload, this limit is now also active for submissions. If an author submits more than two submissions as main author/presenter, only the two first submissions will be reviewed.