International Journal of Serious Games


The IJSG publishes original scientific papers of significant and lasting value in all areas related to design, development, engineering, deployment, and assessment of digital Serious Games (SGs). The journal encourages submission of manuscripts that enhance the theoretical foundations of game-based learning and SG design, show innovative technological solutions aimed to improve teaching and learning, and/or provide user studies about deployment of SGs in educational or corporate training settings. Papers investigating business/product analysis and market penetration are welcome as well.

All papers should advance the state of the art in the relevant area. Empirical studies are strongly encouraged. Papers may be one of several types: research paper; tutorial/survey; research note/short paper; software/algorithms; addendum/corrections; datasets.

By publishing high quality scientific and technological papers, the IJSG intends to address the need for scientific and engineering methods for building games as effective learning tools. A successful application of SGs for education and training demands appropriate metrics, analytics, tools, and techniques for in-game user assessment, in order to allow meeting the educational goals, provide proper user feedback and support adaptivity. Appropriate mapping should be defined in order to support translation of pedagogical goals into compelling game experiences.

The IJSG aims at filling this gap, as the world reference scientific publication for supporting SG design and deployment.

Publisher: Serious Games Society
ISSN:  2384-8766
Doi prefix: 10.17083/IJSG 

The IJSG is published quarterlyInformation for authors is available here.

The sixteenth IJSG issue (October - December 2017) has been published online.

Since the beginning of 2016, IJSG is indexed by the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), in the Web of Science Core Collection. Master journal list

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Vol 4, No 4 (2017)

Table of Contents


Alessandro De Gloria


Adam Atkins, Vanissa Wanick, Gary Wills
Eleftheria Christopoulou, Stelios Xinogalos
Aung Pyae, Tapani Joelsson, Teppo Saarenpää, Luimula Mika, Christina Kattimeri, Paula Pitkäkangas, Patric Granholm, Jouni Smed
Sotiris Kirginas, Dimitris Gouscos
Benjamin Ultan Cowley, Chris Bateman