Notes for Reviewers

The editors and the entire editorial board of the Journal of Interactive Drama (ISSN 1994-1250) gratefully acknowledge your support for the journal. Your involvement is crucial to the journalís success. Your suggestions and contributions are always welcome.

If you deem it inappropriate for you to review this particular article, please kindly inform the editors and return the materials as soon as possible. We take pride in providing authors with quality reviews as well as informing them promptly the status of their submissions. We would appreciate it very much if you could return your comments to the editors within three weeks of receiving the materials. Please use e-mail for journal correspondence.

In addition to general considerations, please take the following points into account:

    Significance and contribution
    Soundness of research, methodology, and/or argumentation
    Logical coherence of its organization
    Relevance and appropriateness of contribution (within a wide scope)
    Flow and clarity of the language

Creative pieces, such as full-length or mini scenarios, should be judged more loosely in terms of rigor but must be considered positive contributions:

    Significance and contribution
    Completeness in content and thought
    Designerís Notes
    All necessary instructions
    Other scenario-based considerations

Scenarios should be clear and complete with an appropriate introduction that spells out the appropriate age and context for performance as well as how many players of what genders. A cast list should be included. Persons reading the scenario should be able to print it off and run the game as is with a full and complete understanding of everything that is required, including special rules or special events.

Please place the article in one of these two categories:

    1. Accept for publication
    2. Reject

For submissions you mark as Reject, please write some brief comments to the author in regard to what the weaknesses of the piece. However, do keep in mind that our vetting system does not require detailed review and we do not have a revision policy for submissions so at no time are you obligated to provide detailed comments.

Once you have finished with a piece, please send your review comments immediately to the submissions editor, at as he will compile results and notify contributors. He will also prepare new open submissions for vetting and review and send them to board members as they come in.

Thank you once again. We look forward to receiving your comments soon.

Questions regarding the journal can be addressed to

Journal of Interactive Drama

Interactive Dramas