We are happy to announce the new publication of The Journal of Virtual Worlds Research:
Volume 6, Number 1: The Metaverse Assembled (2013)
The editorial team:
- Leonel Morgado, INESC TEC (formerly INESC Porto), UTAD – University of Trás-os-Montes Alto Douro, Portugal
- Nelson Zagalo, University of Minho, Portugal
In this issue, you will find selected papers from Slactions 2012 as well as other papers from 2012. These six papers present the diversity of topics and research methods in our field. JVWR will continue to encourage this diverse approach as we explore and expand our field.
(Cover: Nelson Fernandes)
Managing Editor Corner
- Welcome to the First Issue of 2013
Yesha Y. Sivan
- Language Learning in Virtual Worlds: The Role of Foreign Language and Technical Anxiety
Sarah E. Pasfield-Neofitou
- vManagement: Initial Exploration of Management Practice
Susan Wurtz, Dale Cyphert, Leslie K. Duclos
- Virtual Worlds as a Tool to Facilitate Weight Management for Young People
Michael James Taylor, Dave Taylor, Myutan Kulendran, Paul Gately, Ara Darzi
- Do As We Do, Not As You Think: The Effect of Group Influence on Individual Choices in a Virtual Environment
Rebecca Rayburn-Reeves, Jennifer Wu, Sara Wilson, Beth Kraemer, and Phillip Kraemer
- Architecting Scalable Academic Virtual World Grids: A Case Utilizing OpenSimulator
Charles J. Lesko, Yolanda A. Hollingsworth
- Virtual Archaeology in Second Life and OpenSimulator
Luís Miguel Sequeira, Leonel Caseiro Morgado
We are also happy to let you know of the following:
- Check the summary of our ICIS 2012 Orlando workshop on Augmented Reality.
- Our website includes a special page on events in our field.
- We have a special page that includes a cover view of all our past issues.
- You are also welcome to join our Facebook page (TheJVWR) and/or subscribe to our mailing list (on the top left of http://www.jvwresearch.org).
- You can follow our twitter @TheJVWR.
- You are all invited to participate (or present) at our meeting at ICIS 2013 in Milan.
If you are interested in publishing a literature review on a particular area of Virtual Worlds, see our special Lantern issue, due to be published beginning of 2014.
Enjoy your read.
Prof. Yesha Y. Sivan
TheJVWR – The Journal of Virtual Worlds Research