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Guide for S&G Authors
Simulation & Gaming:
An Interdisciplinary Journal of Theory, Practice and Research

Editor: David Crookall,
Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis
Publisher: Sage Periodicals Press -

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NB - Please follow all indications regarding ms ID, writing, etc.
If instructions are not followed, this significantly increases processing time.
Thank you for your attention to these formal aspects.

All standard manuscripts submitted to S&G for publication must be written within the spirit, scope and format of the journal.  All submissions must be original work, except of course citations.  To make sure that your manuscript is correctly written, please consult both:

  • recent issues of the journal or several already published articles and
  • this Guide for S&G Authors.

Before submitting your ms, you must obtain a Ms ID.

The Guide is couched in rather dogmatic terms because it is vital that the instructions are followed carefully at the outset.  Submissions will not be processed until they conform to this Guide.

This Guide is in several sections.  These are clustered into three broad areas:

You may wish to consider guest editing a symposium (special issue) of S&G.
  • Guest:  Notes to help you prepare a proposal to guest edit a symposium issue of S&G.

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Some thoughts to guide our simulation/gaming endeavours

I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding of a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me. Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) English physicist, mathematician.

The aim of science is to seek the simplest explanation of complex facts. We are apt to fall into the error of thinking that the facts are simple because simplicity is the goal of our quest. The guiding motto in the life of every natural philosopher should be "Seek simplicity and distrust it.''  Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947) English mathematician and philosopher. Concepts of Nature, p. 163.

All of physics is either impossible or trivial. It is impossible until you understand it, and then it becomes trivial. Ernest Rutherford (1st Baron Rutherford of Nelson) (1871- 1937) English physicist, born in New Zealand. Nobel prize for chemistry 1908.
The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious.  It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science.  Albert Einstein (1879-1955) U. S. physicist, born in Germany.
One thing I have learned in a long life: that all our science, measured against reality, is primitive and childlike and yet it is the most precious thing we have.  Albert Einstein (1879-1955) U. S. physicist, born in Germany.
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge in the field of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.  Albert Einstein (1879-1955) U. S. physicist, born in Germany.

The Guide for S&G Authors was prepared by David Crookall (Editor, S&G).
Many thanks to Kate Peterson (Sage Publications) & to Warren Thorngate (Carleton University) for comments on earlier versions of this guide.

© 1999 & 2004, by David Crookall & Sage Publications
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This Guide for S&G Authors may be reproduced by others for non-profit purposes without prior written permission on condition (1) that full acknowledgment of the source is made in the document reproducing this Guide and (2) that a copy of the document is sent to the S&G Editor.  Profit-oriented users must contact the Editor beforehand, providing a description of the intended use.