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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in DOC or DOCX file format.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Detailed author guidelines will follow. A Writing Style Sheet can be accessed here.

JARPS will accept submissions in the following sections.

Original Research Article: A paper on new findings based on one or several connected, original studies. Expected length: ca. 6,000 words (English) or 12-15,000 characters (Japanese).

Theoretical Article: A paper building new theoretical knowledge concerning analog role-playing games, such as TRPGs or larp, in relation to existing theories. Expected length: ca. 6,000 words (English) or 12-15,000 characters (Japanese).

Case Report: A hands-on report based on original ideas or new perspectives, discussing implantation, results and/or best practice examples. Expected length: ca. 4,500 words (English) or 8-12,000 characters (Japanese).

Educational Material: Materials or tools useful for educational or teaching through analog RPGs in Japan and worldwide. Expected length: ca. 4,500 words (English) or 8-12,000 characters (Japanese).

Book Review: Creative and critical discussion of publications concerning analog RPGs. Expected length: ca. 1,500 words (English) or 2-3,000 characters (Japanese).

Short Note / News: An article written for the purpose of disseminating and sharing creative ideas that contribute to the research and practice of analog RPGs, or discussing ongoing research and practical projects. Expected length: ca. 3,000 words (English) or 4-6,000 characters (Japanese).

Essay: An article written from a unique perspective on trends and future development of analog RPG in Japan and worldwide. Expected length: ca. 3,000 words (English) or 4-6,000 characters (Japanese).

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