Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Eludamos: Journal for Computer Game Culture is an international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the critical study of computer games and their cultural implications. The editors of Eludamos conceive of digital games as an aesthetic and cultural form of “world-making” (or articulation) and the journal aspires to carve out the specific media affordances of digital games on the one hand and the similarities they share with other cultural practices, narratives, and performances on the other. The journal publishes innovative work, critical writing, and alternative perspectives on computer games and the field of game studies. Eludamos encourages studies on game infrastructures and ecosystems. This includes topics such as the material and operational conditions and resources that make a product, its distribution process, the social and technical mediators that shape practices in games and media studies, studies of production that explore game industries, translation studies of games and culture, as well as, game journalism, marketing, economic, paratextual, and/or reading strategies that shape players’ experience with the gameproducts and related media.

 

Due to its dedication to the cultural aspects of computer games, Eludamos does not conceive of itself as a platform for the sole exploration of game design and development. Eludamos is published annually with a special topical focus in each issue. We invite guest editors from the international game studies community to edit the respective issues. In addition to the topical essays, each issue also features an open section, which accommodates selected articles beyond the scope of the topical focus.

 

Section Policies

Introduction

Editorial notes

Editors
  • Arne Schröder
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Positions

Editors
  • Arne Schröder
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Perspectives

Editors
  • Arne Schröder
  • Andreas Sudmann
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Articles

Editors
  • Arne Schröder
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Interviews

Editors
  • Arne Schröder
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Reviews

Editors
  • Konstantin Mitgutsch
  • Arne Schröder
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Reports

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Publication Frequency

Frequency of publication: annual

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Copyright Statement

Authors are responsible for clearing coypright permissions (images, graphs, etc.).