The journal, established in 1995, publishes original research in Virtual Reality, Augmented and Mixed Reality that shapes and informs the community. The multidisciplinary nature of the field means that submissions are welcomed on a wide range of topics including, but not limited to:

  • Original research studies of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality and real-time visualization applications
  • Development and evaluation of systems, tools, techniques and software that advance the field, including:
    • Display technologies, including Head Mounted Displays, simulators and immersive displays.
    • Haptic technologies, including novel devices, interaction and rendering
    • Interaction management, including gesture control, eye gaze, biosensors and wearables
    • Tracking technologies
  • VR/AR/MR in medicine, including training, surgical simulation, rehabilitation, and tissue/organ modelling.
  • Impactful and original applications and studies of VR/AR/MR’s utility in areas such as manufacturing, business, telecommunications, arts, education, design, entertainment and defence
  • Research demonstrating new techniques and approaches to designing, building and evaluating virtual and augmented reality systems
  • Original research studies assessing the social, ethical, data or legal aspects of VR/AR/MR

To complement original research articles, the journal also welcomes papers that provide state of the art reviews of specific aspects of VR/MR/AR. Such papers must be rigorous and represent a valuable resource for researcher and practitioners.

The journal’s audience includes those undertaking research in academia and industry, and developers and users of applications. Since readers may therefore be unfamiliar with all aspects of a specific topic being discussed, emphasis will be placed on clear, well-written, and accessible articles which will appeal to a multidisciplinary audience.

  • Covers a wide range of topics, to fully capture the multidisciplinary nature of the field. From business and commerce to telecommunications, entertainment and gaming to medicine, Virtual Reality covers a wide range of specific application areas.
  • Features clear, well-written, and accessible articles that will appeal to a multidisciplinary audience.

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  • Robert D. Macredie,
  • Daniel Ballin
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Hybrid (Transformative Journal). How to publish with us, including Open Access

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4.697 (2021)
Impact factor
5.471 (2021)
Five year impact factor
94 days
Submission to first decision (Median)
244,837 (2021)
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1434-9957
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