The five manuscripts chosen for this issue provide significant
contributions to Virtual World research in terms of theory, methodology,
and practice.
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We are happy to announce the publication of a NEW ISSUE of the Journal of
Virtual Worlds Research (JVWR):

  Volume 11, Number 1: *Assembled 2018*

Issue editors: *Angie Cox*, Trident University International; *Edgardo
Donovan*, Trident University International; *Miao Feng*, NORC at the
University of Chicago; *Felipe Nunes*, Federal University of Rio Grande do
Sul, Brazil.


This issue includes five exciting research studies covering a broad and
diverse array of topic areas but still focuses on the enhancement of
knowledge in the realm of Virtual Worlds. In essence, the name of the issue
‘Assembled,’ defines the wide spectrum of professionally peer-reviewed
articles inspired by subject matter experts in their respective fields. The
five elite manuscripts chosen for this issue provide significant
contributions to Virtual World research in terms of theory, methodology,
and practice.

Issue Editor Corner Editorial
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Angie
Marie Cox, Edgardo Donovan, Miao Feng, Felipe Nunes
Peer Reviewed Research Papers Virtual Parent-Child Relationships: A Case
Study
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Steven
Downing   One Game – One Effect? What Playing “World of Warcraft” Means for
Adolescents and Their Development
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Florian
Flueggen, Stephanie Doyle, Hermann Veith
Immersive Storytelling in 360-Degree Videos: An Analysis of Interplay
Between Narrative and Technical Immersion
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Ahmed
Elmezeny, Nina Edenhofer, Jeffrey Wimmer
Avatar Sex – the Joy of the Not-Real
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Peter
F Wardle
Using 3D Worlds in Prison: Driving, Learning and Escape
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Helen
Sara Farley

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More from the JVWR
Last year's topical issues* Eve Online
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and* Real Virtual Relationships
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received many submissions which we couldn't publish for lack of room or
other different reasons. As we appreciate the hard work, and upon authors
consent, we collect these papers to give them another consideration for
publication in the yearly Assembled issue. Consequently, and depending on
editors' decision and authors' revisions, we plan to publish another
Assembled issue, later this year.

The JVWR's topical issues allow us to plan, define the topics, enlist
editors, and let authors ample time to develop their research. However, the
*Assembled* is also a home for papers that have not answered a specific
call, but our team of editors and reviewers finds they provide a new
contribution to the research of Virtual Worlds.

Concurrently, we encourage authors to send us updated research outcomes
outside the scope of the topical issues.

This publication is also an invitation for you to explore the JVWR previous
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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 it.

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