The Journal of the Philosophy of Games (JPG) welcomes papers for the inaugural issue. JPG is an open-access publication hosted by the University of Oslo, Norway.
JPG aims to explore philosophical issues raised by the study of games, with a particular emphasis on computer games. We invite contributions both from traditional philosophers and from scholars in other diciplines.
Articles are subject to double blind review and evaluated on the basis of originality, philosophical argumentation and mastery of relevant literature.
The journal does not accept submissions that are under consideration for other publications.
Examples of issues for which we invite submissions are definitions of key concepts in the study of games, the ontological status of objects and events in games, the nature and role of mental attitudes central to game play, rules, the player-avatar relationship, the moral evaluation of in-game actions or the societal role of games.
Contributions should make use of specific examples of games and not merely invoke them in general terms.
We welcome book reviews. Please contact the editorial board to ascertain that a review would fit the editorial profile.
The submissions should be no longer than 7000 words and adhere to the Chicago Manual of Style, Sixteenth Edition. Articles are submitted electronically on the journal website. Please refer to the author guidelines. The final deadline for the inaugural issue is March 1, 2016.
A separate call will be issued in 2016 for a special issue about the theme "Meaning and Computer Games" (Editor Sebastian Möring).
Olav Asheim, University of Oslo, Norway Kendall Walton, University of Michigan; Stanford University, United States Grant Tavinor, Lincoln University, New Zealand Ian Bogost, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States Espen Aarseth, IT-University of Copenhagen, Denmark Luciano Floridi, University of Oxford, United Kingdom Graeme Kirkpatrick, University of Skovde, Sweden Don Ihde, Stony Brook University, United States Thomas Hurka, University of Toronto, Canada Eric Olson, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom David Myers, Loyola University, United States Jesper Juul, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Denmark Dominic Lopes, University of British Columbia, Canada