Friday, 17 February 2012

Games for Health Journal - Online!

Check out the brand new Games for Health Journal online. As is customary with the seventy journals published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., the online version is posted about a week before the print issues are shipped. We do this to make sure our authors get as early of a publication date as possible for their work as well as use the speed and convenience of the Internet versus traditional distribution of our content.

The table of contents for this, our inaugural issue, is quite remarkable. My editorial provides a bit of a backdrop for the Journal and expresses my sincere thanks to the many people who made it possible. News from the Field shares some of the diverse health game activities that have taken place recently. Next are two interviews with the virtual founders of Games for Health research and conferences - Paul Tarini of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Pioneer Portfolio and Ben Sawyer, co-founder of DigitalMill and Games for Health conference organizer and host.

The Participants in the Roundtable Discussion read like the Who's Who of health game research and development - Tom Baranowski, Peter Bingham, Debra Lieberman, Ernie Medina, Jesse Schell, and Sam Yohannan.

Next we present seven excellent Original Articles; Peer Reviewed papers on a broad range of topics. I think you will find these reports of effective health game deployment to be robust and fascinating. The two Clinical Reports are excellent perspectives and opinions developed by experts in their respective fields. As such, they enable experts to report on trends, developments, and key perspectives at the leading edge of the health game field. We conclude this issue with a review of Jane McGonigal's excellent book, Reality is Broken.

Whether online or in print, we feel confident you will find great value in the Games for Health Journal. I am pleased to be the facilitator for sharing your remarkable work and I encourage you to contact me with your research, comments, feedback, and suggestions.

For the Games for Health Journal: Research, Development, and Clinical Applications - see

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