The Computer Games Journal is a worldwide, peer-reviewed publication providing knowledgeable, well-written articles from academics and practitioners that are relevant to the games industry. It aims to encourage and promote research into games development and the games industry as a whole. The journal publishes up-to-date research and opinions on current games development and industry issues, and also provides a format for airing ground-breaking dissertations and essays from computing and games students.

Topics of interest in The Computer Games Journal include, but are not restricted to:

- games programming and technology

- graphics, audio and storyboarding

- entrepreneurship and business models

- game genres, and gamers' preferences and purchasing habits

- IP and ownership issues

- the moral and legal implications of game content (namely violence and other adult themes in games), and the behavior of gamers (e.g. 'griefers')

  • Up-to-date coverage of all aspects of the games industry
  • Publishes expert research and opinion articles, and outstanding student dissertations and essays
  • Covers programming, technology, gamer preferences, business, legal and entrepreneurship topics and more

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Main Editor
  • Malcolm Sutherland
Publishing model
Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

34 days
Submission to first decision
78 days
Submission to acceptance
26,477 (2018)

Latest issue

Volume 9

Issue 1, March 2020

Special Edition: Games in Higher Education

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This journal has 21 open access articles


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  1. CNKI
  2. DBLP
  3. EBSCO Discovery Service
  4. Google Scholar
  6. Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China
  7. Japanese Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  8. Naver
  9. OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  10. ProQuest Advanced Technologies & Aerospace Database
  11. ProQuest Central
  12. ProQuest SciTech Premium Collection
  13. ProQuest Technology Collection
  14. ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
  15. ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
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