Published! JVWR new Assembled 2017 issue has arrived

We are happy to announce the publication of a NEW ISSUE of the Journal of Virtual Worlds Research (JVWR):

Volume 10, Number 1:

Assembled 2017

Issue editor: Victoria McArthur, University of Toronto, Canada
The 2017 Assembled issue of the Journal of Virtual Worlds Research is a collection of four interdisciplinary research papers, representing the diversity that is ‘virtual worlds’.
They represent a field that truly is ‘assembled’ – emerging from and supported by passionate scholars from various intellectual backgrounds.

Issue Editor Corner

Editorial – about the issue
Victoria McArthur

Peer Reviewed Research Papers

Internet Research in Online Environments for Children: Readability of Privacy and Terms of Use Policies; The Uses of (Non)Personal Data by Online Environments and Third-Party Advertisers
Olesya Venger

Using Google Trends Data to Gauge Interest in Virtual Worlds
Anthony Crider, Jessica Torrez-Riley

Virtual Worlds, Virtual Reality, and Augmented Reality: Differences in Purchase Intentions Based on Types, Users, and Sex
Angie marie cox, Indira Guzman, Sikha Bagui, Kenneth Cromer

Levelling Up: Minors’ Play in a Closed-system MMOG
Jennifer Jenson, Suzanne de Castell, Victoria McArthur, Stephanie Fisher

More from JVWR

This publication is also an invitation for you, readers, to first explore JVWR’s past issues at our website, and then contribute as authors or even as editors of future special issues.

The Assembled issue is a place for various papers, on the topic of the journal – that are being collected during the year and published usually once a year.

Each issue is managed by one managing Issue Editor with an option for 2-3 co-editors. The managing issue editor is the prime contact person and the leader behind the issue.

We are looking for issue editors to manage the next Assembled 2018 issue and a special issue about Mindfulness and Flow. Issue editors take full charge of one issue.

If you are interested, we’d love hear from you. Please visit For Issue Editors page to learn more about becoming a JVWR editor.

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