puzzle-time-2-1186820-mAll members of the mental health community are invited to submit your research papers to the online Journal of Therapeutic Serious Games.  We are an annual, peer-reviewed publication interested in leading-edge papers that explore the use of serious games in the field of psychology.  There is NO FEE to either the author nor their institution.

This is an open-access journal, which means that your paper is available to anyone in the world to download for free directly from this  website. The time from submission to a decision depends upon the amount of papers to be reviewed.

Our publishing mission is: to generate objective information on how this therapeutic technique works in the field.  We are looking for papers describing:

  • Your experiences working with this technique
  • Novel ways you have therapeutically adapted serious games
  • Unique populations
  • How you have used it with other interventions
  • Has this changed the way you work with clients and groups
  • How using this technique has changed the way you do therapy
  • How has this changed your relationship with your clients

We are a peer-reviewed publication site. We publish book reviews, theoretical reviews, clinical contributions, research studies, case studies, brief studies, and review articles.


Manuscript preparation

Current APA format required. Check Author Guidelines below.


Author guidelines

The Journal of Therapeutic Serious Games is an annual, peer-reviewed publication devoted to integrative, state-of-the-art papers about your use of serious games in a mental health therapeutic setting. It is a broadly conceived interdisciplinary journal that stimulates and communicates research and theory about serious games, and their application to clinical practice.  We accept:

  • Case Studies
    • Assess the applicability of serious games for a client/clients with a specific disorder or challenging presentation
    • Examine changes to the standard protocol using a case series approach
  • Research Studies
    • Investigate outcome, by using randomized clinical trials
    • Investigate treatment processes
    • Assess individual factors/personality variables to treatment outcome or process
  • Clinical Contributions
    • Discussion of the impact of ethnicity and culture
    • Suggestions on how to evaluate client readiness for treatment
    • Recommendations for treatment of a specific disorder
  • Review Articles
    • Summarize literature and research in a particular domain
  • Theoretical Reviews
    • Summarize research and propose hypotheses