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Call for articles: Theory to practice in simulation

Special issue of Simulation & Gaming: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Theory, Practice and Research. |


With this special issue of Simulation & Gaming, we call on authors to prepare and contribute original and unpublished articles exploring specific learning theories that guide best practices in simulation. Theory guides practice and practice guides theory. Practice theory is descriptive and we need to describe the use of the learning theories that support best-practices in active, engaging, and informative simulation-based instruction.


We will use a Conceptual paper design and a structured abstract.  For this special issue, we prefer articles to be short communications (1500-2500 words) of one or two specific learning theories applicable to appropriate instructional design and simulation-based instruction.



  • Before submitting a manuscript, please consult the Guide for S&G Authors and the detailed call for papers available here cfp_Theory-practice_long_Clapper.pdf

  • The first step involves sending an abstract and keywords to the guest editors.

  • After the approval of your abstract by the guest editors, you will be invited to submit your full manuscript.  Only those articles of the highest quality will move forward for publication.


Receipt of proposals: summer, 2014.

Response to proposals: within in a month.

Submission of manuscripts: fall, 2014

First review: to be submitted by end of fall 2014.

Revision (maybe 2nd review), editing, proofing, in a month

Online publication: as articles are accepted.

Publication of special issue: possibly early/mid 2015


Guest Editors:

  • Timothy C. Clapper, Phd University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, TC Curriculum & Instructional Design, LLC, USA and

  • Iris G. Cornell, PhD, RN, Rasmussen College, USA

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