Press Start is an open access, peer-reviewed student journal that publishes the best undergraduate and postgraduate research, essays and dissertations from across the multidisciplinary subject of Game Studies. The Editorial Board and Reviewers are comprised of students and recent graduates.

If you're an undergraduate or postgraduate student (or a recent graduate) with an academic interest in video games and would like to find out more about publishing your work in Press Start (or are interested in becoming a Reviewer or member of the Editorial Board), please take a look at our focus, scope and section policies and our submission guidelines.

  

Announcements

Open Call for Papers (December-January 2018/19)

November 2, 2018
The Editorial Board of Press Start Journal invites submissions to the upcoming issue (December-January 2018/19). We would be keen to have a quick turn around for this issue. Press Start is an open peer-reviewed game studies journal interested in the work produced by current students and recent graduates working in research related to this broad field. Research articles are expected to be between 3000 and 5000 words in length, but there are opportunities for submitting shorter or longer pieces of work. Press Start has rolling open submissions.
Full details of the section policies, and the editorial process, may be found on the journal website: press-start.gla.ac.uk/index.php/press-start/about/submissions
If you are unsure which section is the best fit for your work (or have any other queries), please post a question on the Facebook group (www.facebook.com/groups/PressStartJournal/), where a member of our friendly and knowledgeable Editorial Board will get back to you, or email the editor directly (mahli-ann.butt@sydney.edu.au).   As a student-run journal with an international editorial board, we encourage those who have English as their second language to also submit their work. The Editorial Board will, to the best of our capacity, help those submitting to meet the editorial guidelines for the journal and a good standard of academic English. 
Please find and feel free to circulate this CfP with your networks, fellow colleagues and students. In the interest of encouraging multilingual scholars, we have translated our CfP into Spanish, PT-BR, Russian, Urdu, Greek, Italian, Thai, Chinese, Arabic, and German: tinyurl.com/yblfxkk4   We are always looking for more current student and recent graduate reviewers! Please feel free to register here if you are interested in reviewing for us: press-start.gla.ac.uk/index.php/press-start/user/register Read more about Open Call for Papers (December-January 2018/19)

Current Issue

Vol 4 No 2 (2018): Special Issue: 'Body Movements'
Published: January 19, 2018

Editorial

  • Carina Assuncao, Samir Azrioual, Matthew Barr, Landon Kyle Berry, Mahli-Ann Butt, Lars de Wildt, Daniel Joseph Dunne, Sarah Beth Evans, Eric Murnane
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