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Journal of Virtual Worlds Research Vol.5 Issue 1 – Assembled 2012

The new Issue has arrived!

We are happy to announce the publication of:

Volume 5, Number 1: Assembled 2012


The editorial team for this issue:

  • David Kurt Herold, Department of Applied Social Sciences, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  • Shailey Minocha, Department of Computing, The Open University,UK
  • Natalia Rybas, Department of Communication Studies, Indiana University East, USA

Despite differences in topics, style, and methodologies, all the papers in this assembled issue share the desire to see virtual worlds researched in far greater depth.



Managing Editor’s Corner:

Issue Editors’ Corner:

Research Papers

Let me conclude with few notes on this first issue of 2012 which opens our fifth year. This year we focus on JVWR international expansion.

  • This issue was led by David Herold from Hong Kong, teamed with Shaily Minocha from UK and Natalia Rybas from the US.
  • Our next issue will be led by Ken Lim from Singapore;
  • This month, May 2012, JVWR will host a Special Seminar on Virtuality as a Frontier for MIS Research as part of AIS affiliated Eleventh Wuhan International Conference on E-Business, in Wuhan, China;
  • We connected with MCIS 2012 with a special track on Real Virtual Worlds and Serious Games, September 2012, Guimarães, Portugal;
  • We connected with the HICSS conference for a special issue on Q3 2013 to be headed by Imed Boughzala, Institut Mines-Telecom, France;

We are also happy to let you know of the following:

  • Our website includes now a special page on events in our field.
  • We have a special page that includes a cover view of all our past issues.
  • You welcome you to join our Facebook page (search “Journal of Virtual Worlds Research”)
  • And/or subscribe to our mailing list (on the top left of http://www.jvwreserach.org).
  • Cover art is an avatar design by Elif Ayiter, aka Alpha Auer.

Wishing you all interesting reading and joyful journey in the Journal of Virtual Worlds Research,

Tzafnat Shpak

Coordinating Editor
Journal of Virtual Worlds Research


Prof. Yesha Y. Sivan

Managing Editor

Journal of Virtual Worlds Research

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