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Therefore, this special issue aims to fill a lack present both in=20
theories and analyses of (trans)national and (trans)cultural aspects of=20
video games in the game studies community, as well as in=20
interdisciplinary studies about the Japanese media culture. Admittedly,=20
video games and popular culture are increasingly becoming subjects of=20
interest within academia. Nevertheless, very few publications and=20
researches have dealt with an examination of video games from a Japanese=20
perspective, or even taken into account the possible specificities of=20
Japanese video games. Since a theory of Japanese video games is cruelly=20
lacking in the academic sphere, papers for this special issue would be=20
an invaluable contribution to the fields of game and media studies, as=20
well as Japanese studies.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

- Japanese video games and Japaneseness
- The specificity of video games within the media mix
- Aesthetics and game design in Japanese video games
- Analyses of contents, themes or recurring motifs in Japanese video game=
- Japanese video games and otaku culture
- History of video games in Japan and study of its home market (Japanese=20
video game industry; geemu sentaa [game centers]; cultural practices and=20
preferred genres of Japanese gamers, etc.)
- Transmedia circulations in the media mix
- Amateur media mix productions (doujin geemu)

While Kinephanos privileges publication of thematic issues, we encourage=20
writers to submit papers exceeding the theme, which will be published in=20
each issue.

How to submit?

Please send an abstract of up to 1000 words, in English or French, by=20
February 1st, 2013, to:

(picard.martin /at/ and (jeremie.p.gagnon /at/

The abstract must include the title, the topic and the object(s) that=20
will be studied. Please include bibliographical references, your name,=20
email address, and your institutional affiliation.

Following our approbation sent to you by email (2-3 weeks after the=20
deadline), please send us your completed article by July 1st, 2013.

Editorial rules

Kinephanos is a peer-reviewed Web journal. Each article is evaluated by=20
double-blind peer review. Kinephanos does not retain exclusive rights of=20
published texts. However, material submitted must not have been=20
previously published elsewhere. Future versions of the texts published=20
in other periodicals must reference Kinephanos as its original source.

Production demands

All texts must be written in MLA style. 6,000 words maximum (excluding=20
references but including endnotes) with 1.5 spacing, Times New Roman=20
12pt fonts. Footnotes must be inserted manually in the text as follows :=20
=85 (1) and references must be placed within the text as follows (Jenkins=
2000, 134). Please include a bibliography with all your references, and=20
5 keywords, at the end of the text.

For the editorial guidelines, refer to the section Editorial Guidelines.

Kinephanos accepts papers in English and in French


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