JMIR Serious Games Journal Supports Serious Play Conference

The Serious Play Conference is a leadership conference for professionals who explore the use of game-based learning, share their experience, and work together to shape the future of training and education.

At The Serious Play Conference, chief learning officers, training directors from companies, health care organizations, nonprofits, the military, and governments can attain an in-depth understanding of how to evaluate games and simulations for their needs and integrate them successfully. The top game designers from various markets will share their knowledge about the value and use of different technologies, measurements, and assessment strategies. Interactive workshops in all tracks let attendees participate. Evening activities and breaks are designed for networking.

Faculty from universities with serious games programs learn how their peers are collaborating to expand the use of game technology for learning across various schools in their campuses as well as strategies for turning out graduates who have the skills to have successful careers in serious game design.

The Serious Play Conference has become the best place to learn about and continue to stay abreast of the rapid changes in and evolution of serious games—the industry that is shaping the future of training and education.

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About JMIR Serious Games

JMIR Serious Games (Editor-in-Chief: Nabil Zary, MD, PhD, Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Science, Dubai, UAE) is a multidisciplinary journal on gaming and gamification including simulation and immersive virtual reality for health education/promotion, teaching, medicine, rehabilitation, and social change.

JMIR Serious Games is devoted to computer/web/virtual reality/mobile apps that incorporate elements of gaming, gamification, or novel hardware platforms, such as virtual reality headsets, to solve serious problems in  health behavior change, physical exercise promotion (exergaming), medical rehabilitation, diagnosis and treatment of psychological/psychiatric disorders, medical education, health promotion, teaching and education, and social change.

The journal also considers commentary and research in the fields of video game violence and video game addiction.

JMIR Serious Games is indexed in PubMed, PubMed Central, DOAJ, Scopus, and SCIE/Web of Science. In June 2020, JSG received an impact factor of 3.53. JSG has also been accepted for indexing in PsycINFO.