About the Journal

RPG学研究: The Japanese Journal of Analog Role-Playing Game Studies (JARPS) is an online-only Diamond Open Access,* bilingual, peer-reviewed journal published by the Japanese Association for Role-Playing Game Studies. JARPS publishes articles about (primarily) non-digital ("analog") forms of role-playing, with a focus on table-top/table-talk role-playing games (TRPG) and live-action role-play (larp) in and from Japan but in a global context; articles about producers and users; and articles about the educational, political, or therapeutical application of such games.

Submissions: Authors need to register as authors with the journal before submitting, or if already registered as authors can simply log in and begin the five-step process of submission.

*Open Access: We do not collect any fees or processing charges from authors or readers.