Acta Ludologica accepts various kinds of academic writings – theoretical articles, theoretical articles combined with presentations of research results or research results including their implementation into practice as well as reviews of monographs or other publications, shorter news articles, essays. Each received study will undergo a double-blind peer review process and the editorial board will decide whether to accept or reject the text for publication on the basis of the elaborated reviews. The Editorial Board may accept the text conditionally and require correction of the text by the author(s) according to the remarks or suggestions of the reviewers. All manuscripts must be written in English. The journal consists of the following sections:

  • Game Studies: theoretical articles in the extent of 21,600-54,000 characters (12-30 author pages); research results and their practical implementation in the extent of 12,600-54,000 characters (7-30 author pages);
  • Interview: interviews with people, whose contribution is important to the development of game studies and the digital game sector (scholars and scientists of games studies and related fields, game developers, professionals of the gaming sector, game events organizers, etc.), to the extent of 5,400-18,000 characters (3-10 author pages);
  • Reviews: reviews of monographs and textbooks from the fields of digital games and game studies, which are not older than one year, in the extent of 5,400-9,000 characters (3-5 author pages); reviews of digital games based on specific context of theoretical or research framework, in the extent of 5,400-9,000 characters (3-5 author pages);
  • Add-ons: short-ranged scientific, philosophical and artistic reflections on phenomena of the comprehensive game world in the extent of 3,600 characters (1-2 author pages)

Text format (unless specified otherwise in brackets below):

  • Microsoft Word text editor
  • Font type: Times New Roman
  • Font size: 12 pt
  • Alignment: justified
  • Spacing: 1
  • All margins: 2.5 cm
  • Do not divide words
  • Quotations and referenced passages: use numbered footnotes on the relevant page (not at the end of the manuscript)

Content arrangement of the manuscript:

  • Title of the text in English (16 pt, bold, align centre)
  • Name(s) and surname(s) of the author(s) (14 pt, align centre)
  • Abstract in English – from 150 to 200 words  (10 pt)
  • Key words in English (10 pt)
  • Titles of individual chapters (14 pt, bold)
  • For Bibliography format, see the citation rules on the journal’s web page.
  • Contact data (name(s) and surname(s) of the author(s) with full academic degrees, full address of the affiliated institution, e-mail, short bio and portrait photo of the author(s)