CFP: CHB Special Issue “Gamification”

We are inviting submissions to a special issue of Computers in Human Behavior, titled “Gamification: Gameful Design, Research, and Applications”.  Note that we have extended the deadline to July 25, but are reviewing submissions as they come in. 


Following our successful conference on Gamification 2013: Gameful Design, Research, and Applications, we invite you to submit your research on all aspects of gamification to this special issue of Computers in Human Behavior.

Gamification uses game design to make a system that primarily supports non-game tasks more fun, engaging, and motivating. We invite a wide variety of high-quality research papers into our special issue. We seek to understand the research necessary for increasingly effective implementation of gamification in business, health, education and entertainment. We welcome substantial research studies of gamification successes and failures, unanswered questions about gamification, gamification metrics and processes, methods of gamification commercialization and more.

Important dates

  • July 25, 2014: Rolling submission deadline
  • February, 2015: Final acceptances
  • End of 2015: Planned date of publication


For your submissions to the journal, please go to the submission website:

After registration, select “New Submissions” – “Submit new manuscript”, then on the next page select “Choose Article Type: SI: Gamification” from the dropdown menu.

Consult the guide for authors to ensure your manuscript is in the
correct format:

We are looking for gamification researchers interested in – but not limited to – the following fields:

  • Game Design
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Psychology
  • Computer Science and Informatics
  • Game Studies
  • Education
  • User Experience and Interaction Design
  • Social Sciences and Humanities (e.g., digital humanities, communication research, sociology)

Your manuscript will be fully peer reviewed. We are looking forward to your submissions.

Special Issue Editors

  • Lennart Nacke, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  • Sebastian Deterding, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Kevin Harrigan, University of Waterloo
  • Neil Randall, University of Waterloo

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