Join Our Subscribers List (Max one email per week) Note: Subscribing to our mailing list is different from being a JVWR user. To become a JVWR user (editor, author, reviewer) please see REGISTER on the right-hand menu of this page.

Get RSS for the Papers.

Follow us:

Twitter @TheJVWR

Facebook TheJVWR



i8 Ventures




Singapore Internet Research Centre


Texas Digital Library


University of Texas at Austin / RTF
Radio, TV and Film - UT-Austin

Creative Commons License


CrossRef Member



Indexed by EBSCO.


Quick Links

Handbook on 3D3C platforms cover








CfP: 3D3C Virtual Worlds - Topical Lantern Review


07 March, 2013: Save the date & a preliminary call.

22 March, 2013: First call. Added editors, updated name.

05 May, 2013: Second call.

09 May, 2013: Split issue call and event call.

Deadlines and Timeline

March 23, 2013 - Call published

May 19, 2013 - Authors submit proposed extended abstract or initial papers

June 3, 2013 - Editors make decisions about proposals

August 4, 2013 - Authors submit full paper

September 2, 2013 - Editors return review report and initial decision

September 29, 2013 - Authors submit revised paper

November 3, 2013 - Editors return final comments and decision

December 15, 2013 - ICIS JVWR workshop (Milan, Italy)

January 12, 2014 - Authors final submit, based on comments, directly to JVWR coordinator

February 16, 2014 - Publication: Q1 2014


Yesha Y. Sivan, Metaverse-Labs and The Academic College of Tel-Aviv Yaffo School of Management and Economics, Israel.


Maged N. Kamel Boulos, University of Plymouth’s Health Informatics, Devon, UK.


David Gefen, Drexel University's LeBow College of Business, Philadelphia, PA, USA.


Abhishek Kathuria, Hong Kong University’s School of Business, Hong Kong, China.




* Lantern - see at the end of this call why we chose this image.




Motivation and Scope

The first thematic issue of our 7th year (next year) will focus on a literature review of 3D3C worlds according to specific topics. The issue will connect with our JVWR workshop in Milan, Italy, on December, 15 (as part of AIS ICIS 2013). (Submitted papers for this issue will also be invited to submit an extended chapter for  the 3D3C Handbook, to be published by Springer in 2014.)

For this issue, “topical review” means a review of corpus of knowledge on one aspect of virtual worlds. It can be a classic literature review, a more formal statistical meta-analysis or other forms suggested by authors.


For this issue, "3D3C Worlds" is defined as a combination of four factors:

* 3D as in three dimensional representation of worlds as seen in Google Earth, Augmented Reality, 3D printing and the like;

* Community as in the collection of people work, play and act together. Consider Facebook and Twitter as one example, and enhance it by the dynamics of World of Warcraft guilds;

* Creation is the ability to create new artifacts, as seen for example in Second Life or in Open Source movement;

* Commerce is the ability to harness these previous factors to gain monetary real value (consider Bitcoin, exchanges, etc.)

The issue will be include three sections: Applications, Technologies and Policies, each includes several papers:

* Applications: Medical, Commerce, Defense etc.
* Technologies: 3D, AR, Money, etc.
* Policies: Standards, Privacy, Taxation, Legal, etc.


We have initial submissions in the following topics:
* Collaboration
* Medicine
* Learning
* Taxation

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

* Defense related virtual worlds
* Relations and Love and virtual worlds
* Ambient Life
* Music and virtual worlds
* Virtual Worlds for Sales

* The state of GPU
* Measuring virtual worlds
* Sensors
* Robotics
* Virtual Worlds and mobile
* Virtual worlds and the web  (HTML5)
* 3D Printing

* Economics and Virtual Worlds
* Privacy
* Avatar rights
* Legal rights
* Standards (open vs. close)

Submission Instructions

Interested authors should submit a two-page extended abstract by the deadline indicated below. Authors will then be invited to submit original scholarly papers of up to 7500 words including footnotes, references, and appendices. All submissions (abstracts and papers) should be made via the JVWR publishing system (see > About JVWR > For Authors). All submissions will be reviewed under our double open policy

Accepted papers will be published in Volume 7, Number 2 (2014) of the Journal (subject to change).

Questions? email us to: info AT jvwresearch DOT org

More about JVWR

The Journal of Virtual Worlds Research ( is an online, open access academic journal that engages a wide spectrum of scholarship. JVWR welcomes contributions from the many disciplines and approaches that intersect with virtual worlds research. Virtual worlds ignite a continuously evolving area of study that spans multiple disciplines. The JVWR editorial team looks forward to engaging a wide range of creative and scholarly research.

Connection with 2013 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2013)

Authors with accepted and conditional accepted papers will be invited to the JVWR yearly workshop at ICIS 2013 in Milan Italy where we will meet with the editors, fellow authors, and other JVWR community members.

p.s. Why Lantern?

The field of virtual worlds is vast, interconnected and expanding. In this issue, we take a review lantern and shed some light on some of the fields' sides. Clearly, we will not cover everything. We will often see shadows and not the full image. Ultimately, we hope to encourage further exploring of the field.

Login as Author, Reviewer, Editor:





If you are already a user, please use the LOGIN link above to reset your password. Not yet a user? Please click REGISTER.


How to Register, Log In and Submit papers



Planned Issue


Volume 11, Number 3 Part 1 (2018)

Theme: Pedagogy - Taking Stock and Looking Forward
Call: Pedagogy - Taking Stock and Looking Forward

Issue Editors: Kenneth Y T Lim, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (Prime); Catia Ferreira, Catholic University of Portugal, Lisbon
Publication: December 2018
Status: Call closed.






Volume 12, Number 1 Part 2 (2019)

Theme: Pedagogy - Taking Stock and Looking Forward
Call: Pedagogy - Taking Stock and Looking Forward

Issue Editors: Kenneth Y T Lim, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (Prime); Catia Ferreira, Catholic University of Portugal, Lisbon
Publication: January 2019
Status: Call closed.





Volume 12, Number 2 (2019)

Theme: The Impact of Immersive Environments

Call: Impact

Issue Editors: Michael Thomas, University of Central Lancashire, UK (Prime); Tuncer Can, University of Istanbul, Turkey; Michael Vallance, Future University, Japan
Publication: Q2 2019
Status: Open. Submit abstrcts.


 stokpic @pixabay




Volume 12, Number 3 (2019)

Theme: Assembled 2019

Call: CfP: General Call for Papers

Issue Editors: TBD
Publication: Q4 2019
Status: Open. Submit any time.



Call for Editors


We are enlisting editors for theme issues.

Call for Editors


Suggested Issues

  • Hardware
  • Money
  • 3D Printing
  • Bleeding innovations
  • And more...


 How to submit your proposal - see: For Issue Editor