Critical Gambling Studies is an open access, double-blind peer-reviewed journal published bi-annually. We welcome original research and writing from researchers working in established disciplines including: philosophy, psychology, anthropology, sociology, politics, criminology aesthetics, history, economics, literature, theology, art history and architecture, tourism and leisure studies, public health and law. We are also keen to consider interdisciplinary approaches to gambling research within an activist tradition.
Critical Gambling Studies Administration
Critical Gambling Studies
c/o Department of Political Science
University of Alberta
10-16 Henry Marshall Tory Building
Canada T6G 2H4
CGS is available open access. To be notified when new issues are published, you can visit our website www.criticalgamblingstudies.com to create a user account.
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Editorial policy and ethics
Information for contributors
In addition to reviewing the author guidelines below, it is recommended that authors read Critical Gambling Studies' Reviewer Guidelines and Editorial and Governance Standards before submitting a manuscript to the journal. Authors can also view the Author Publication Agreement.
Papers can be submitted online by visiting our website.
Your paper should be submitted as two separate documents. The cover letter/title page should include the title, author affiliations and details, disclosure statement, funding details, and word count. The main document/article text should include an abstract, 4-6 keywords, the main text, and a bibliography.
To ensure that the review process remains blind, all information that could identify the author/s must be eliminated from the references and text of the main document of your submitted manuscript. Please ensure that you have also removed any metadata (such as author information in Microsoft Word) that could compromise your anonymity. Please note: Non-anonymized manuscripts will be returned to the author.
Please include a word count for your paper. Given the diversity of disciplines we want to publish in Critical Gambling Studies, we are deliberately setting a broad word count range – papers between 5000 and 8000 words, inclusive of abstract and all references, will be considered.
All manuscripts should be submitted in APA (7th Edition) format. Please note that APA 7th Edition requires that if a work has a DOI (digital object identifier), the DOI is included in the reference listing, even if you used the print version of that resource. A DOI is a unique string of letters and numbers that refers to a specific article, ebook, or other online work. The DOI can typically be found on the first page of a work or on the information page about the work.
Please use double quotation marks, except for a quotation within a quotation, in which case single quotation marks should be used. Lengthy quotations should be separate and indented. Font should be 12-point, using italics for emphasis.
What to Include
Author Details. All authors should include their full name and affiliation on the title page of the manuscript, and where possible, include ORCiDs and social media accounts (Twitter, LinkedIn, Academia.edu, ResearchGate, etc). One author must be identified as the corresponding author. Affiliations are where research was conducted, not where authors currently work. If authors have moved, please include this as a footnote on the title page.
Abstract of 200 words. This should succinctly describe the paper’s topic, its methodology and findings, and their importance or consequence.
Funding details. Submissions to the journal must include a full statement of financial and other support from all sources for the previous three years. This must include all relevant funding bodies and, where possible, grant numbers or details. Where funding or support from gambling industry actors has been received within that period, the paper will not normally be accepted for consideration. However, authors may make a case to the editors (to be published as an addendum to any published articles) that the submitted paper is based on research that is distinct and independent from these sources, and demonstrate how research findings have not been affected by a history of such support. If such papers are accepted for peer-review, peer-reviewers will be asked to consider the case as a key item in determining their view of the merits of the paper.
Disclosure statement. You must here acknowledge any financial or professional benefits or interests that have arisen from your research, or its funding, and confirm that the submission has not been previously published, and nor is it at another journal for consideration.
Biographical Note. 100 words per author.
Figures. These should be high quality (1200 dpi for line art, 600 dpi for grayscale and 300 dpi for colour). Where possible, please include figures embedded within the article text document in the initial submission. Should your article be published, we may ask you to supply a higher resolution separate document such as a PNG, JPEG, or GIF as part of the production process. Any figures used should be either free to use, or you must demonstrate appropriate permissions.
Tables. These must present new information rather than duplicating information already in the text. Please include tables in the article text document as part of your submission.
Open Access Policy (including APC)
Critical Gambling Studies is a diamond open access journal that provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports the greater global exchange of knowledge.
Authors will never be charged to submit or publish a manuscript through Critical Gambling Studies, and all articles will be made available under a Creative Commons license, as indicated in the Copyright and Licensing section in the Submission guidelines.
- Fiona Nicoll, Department of Political Science, University of Alberta.
- Kate Bedford, School of Law, University of Birmingham & Department of Law and Legal Studies, Carleton University.
- Emma Casey, Sociology, University of York.
- Elise Sammons, Department of Political Science, University of Alberta.
Book Review Editor
- David Baxter, Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, Lakehead University.
- Charles Livingstone, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University.
- Julie Rak, Department of English and Film Studies, University of Alberta.
- Darren Christensen, Health Sciences, University of Lethbridge.
- Richard Fitzgerald, Communication, University of Macau.
- Angela Rintoul, Deakin University School of Health and Development.
- Tim Simpson, Communication, University of Macau.
- Peter J Adams, Population Health, University of Auckland.
- Mike Dixon, Psychology, University of Waterloo.
- Rick Dolphijn, Media and Culture Studies, Faculty of Humanities, Utrecht University.
- Kevin Harrigan, University of Waterloo, Stratford School of Interaction Design and Business.
- James Cosgrave, Sociology, Trent University.
- Gerda Reith, Sociology, University of Glasgow.
- Sylvia Kairouz, Sociology and Anthropology, Concordia University.
- Sytze Kingma, Social Science, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
- Martin French, Sociology and Anthropology, Concordia University.
- Natasha Dow Schüll, Media, Culture and Communication, New York University.
- Anna Lund, Law, University of Alberta.
- Helen Keane, Sociology, Australian National University.
- Cesar Albarran-Torres, Media and Communication, Swinburne University of Technology.
- Tom Apperley, Centre of Excellence in Game Culture Studies, Tampere University.
- Darrel Manitowabi, Northern and Community Studies, Laurentian University.
- Tom Brock, Sociology, Manchester Metropolitan University.
- Joyce Goggin, Literature, Film and New Media, University of Amsterdam.
- Eva Monson, Université de Sherbrooke / Concordia University.
- Thomas Malaby, Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
- Mario Wenning, Philosophy, Loyola University Andalusia.
- Laurel Wheeler, Economics Department, University of Alberta.
- Richard Woolley, Management, Universitat Politècnica de València.
- Mark R. Johnson, Media and Communications, University of Sydney.
- Riitta Matilainen, EHYT Finnish Association for Substance Abuse Prevention.
- Tiziana Terranova, Human and Social Sciences, University of Naples 'L'Orientale'.
- Ilana Van Wyk, Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
- Amy Chazkel, Department of History, Columbia University.
- Juan Zhang, Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, University of Bristol.
- Julie Pelletier, Department of Anthropology, University of Winnipeg.
- Kah-Wee Lee, Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore.
- Kasey Henricks, Department of Sociology, University of Tennessee Knoxville.
- Darragh McGee, Department for Health, University of Bath.
- Ingo Fiedler, Blockchain Research Lab and Concordia University.
- Steve Sharman, National Addiction Centre, King's College London.
- Daithí Mac Síthigh, Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Dún Laoghaire