Journal of Virtual Studies http://ejournal.urockcliffe.com/index.php/jovs <h1>Focus and Scope</h1><p><span style="font-size: x-large;">The mission of the <em>Journal of Virtual Studies</em> is to publish theoretical and practical concepts for the application of knowledge within virtual spaces. All methods, including, but not limited to, qualitative, quantitative, field testing, laboratory, meta-analytics, grounded theory, and combinations thereof are welcome. <em>JoVS</em> is interdisciplinary and international in scope. Preference is given to submissions that test, extend, or build either theoretical or practical frameworks dealing with knowledge emergence and virtual sciences outside traditional practice.</span></p> Rockcliffe University Consortium en-US Journal of Virtual Studies 2155-0107 <p><span style="font-size: large;">Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:</span></p><p><span style="font-size: large;">1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.</span></p><p><span style="font-size: large;">2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.</span></p><p><span style="font-size: large;">3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (<a href="http://opcit.eprints.org/oacitation-biblio.html">See The Effect of Open Access</a>).</span></p>