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International Journal of Play
International Journal of Play
Journal Title: International Journal of Play
ISSN: 2159-4937
ISSN Online: 2159-4953
Publication Frequency: 3 issues per year
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Aim & Scope:

The International Journal of Play is an inter-disciplinary publication focusing on all facets of play. It aims to provide an international forum for mono- and multi-disciplinary papers and scholarly debate on all aspects of play theory, policy and practice from across the globe and across the lifespan, and in all kinds of cultural settings, institutions and communities. The journal will be of interest to anthropologists, educationalists, folklorists, historians, linguists, philosophers, playworkers, psychologists, sociologists, therapists and zoologists.

We welcome:

Reports on research projects Review work across an area of research Papers concerned with theory-practice links Policy critiques and expositions Reviews and analysis of contemporary and historical publications Essays, memoirs, and other forms of reflective writing Writing that builds on the experience and voices of children and young people Theoretical position papers

International Journal of Play is also seeking shorter submissions for the regular feature, ‘Memories of and reflections on play’. For further information, please see this Call for Papers.

Peer Review Policy:

All research articles in this journal have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymized refereeing by at least two anonymous referees.

Subjects Covered & Scope: Behavioral Sciences; Child Development; Childhood; Creative Arts & Expressive Therapies; Early Childhood; Early Years; Education; Educational Psychology; Leisure Studies; Mental Health; Play Therapy; Primary/Elementary Education; Sport and Leisure Studies; Sports and Leisure
Editor Board:


Dr June Factor: j.factor@unimelb.edu.au  
University of Melbourne, Australia

Professor Michael Patte: mpatte@bloomu.edu  
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, USA
Professor Fraser Brown: f.brown@leedsmet.ac.uk
Leeds Beckett University, UK
Book Reviews Editor:
Dr Sylwyn Guilbaud
11 Beachy Head Road
BN20 7QN

Editorial Board:
Dr Geerdina van der Aalsvoort - Saxion University of Applied Sciences, Deventer, Netherlands
Professor Andy Arleo, Université de Nantes, France
Dr Chris Bateman, University of Bolton, UK
Associate Professor Anna Beresin, The University of the Arts, USA
Dr Julia Bishop, University of Sheffield, UK
Dr Pat Broadhead, retired and formerly Professor of Playful Learning at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
Professor Gordon Burghardt, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
Professor Kate Darian-Smith, University of Melbourne, Australia
Dr Gwenda Beed Davey, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia
Assistant Professor Cleo Gougoulis, Department of Cultural Heritage Management and New Technologies, University of Patras, Greece
Associate Professor Myae Han, University of Delaware, USA
Professor Tom Henricks, Elon University, North Carolina, USA
Professor James Johnson, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Dr Eunjoo Jung, Syracuse University, USA
Associate Professor David Kuschner, The University of Cincinnati, USA
Assistant Professor Dalila Lino, Institute Polytechnic of Lisbon, Portugal
Dr Abby Loebenberg, Barrett, The Honors College, Arizona State University, USA
Dr Carol Logie, University of The West Indies, West Indies
Associate Professor Kathryn Marsh, University of Sydney, Australia
Associate Professor Eva Nwokah, Our Lady of the Lake University, USA
Professor Elin Eriksen Ødegaard, Bergen University College, Norway
Professor Nirmala Rao, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Professor Jaipaul Roopnarine, Syracuse University , USA
Dr Wendy Russell, University of Gloucestershire, UK 
Senior Research Scientist Emeritus Dorothy G. Singer, Yale University, USA
Professor Emeritus Peter K.  Smith, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
Dr Michael Suk, Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Geisinger Medical Center, USA
Dr David Whitebread, University of Cambridge, UK
Professor Elizabeth Wood, University of Sheffield, UK

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