Development of a Finnish Community of Game Scholars

J. Tuomas Harviainen, Timo Lainema, Jaakko Suominen, Erno Soinila

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    In this editorial, we describe the emergence of a thriving Finnish community of game and simulation/game studies scholars. Central elements in this development were the coaching review system of Simulation & Gaming, scholars' intentional networking across traditional research paradigm lines, and a mentoring system that has helped beginning researchers hone their skills with the help of more experienced colleagues. As a result, Finland now hosts a vibrant simulation/game and game studies community, in which scholars from previously isolated paradigms work together.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)762-766
    Number of pages5
    JournalSimulation and Gaming
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013
    MoE publication typeB1 Article in a scientific magazine


    • coaching review
    • community building
    • Finland
    • game studies
    • journal publishing
    • mentoring
    • scholarly communication
    • simulation/games studies

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