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Computer Games Journal
Games For Health Journal
International Journal Of Emerging Technologies In Learning
International Journal Of Game-Based Learning
International Journal Of Serious Games
Journal Of Virtual Worlds Research
Simulation & Gaming
Virtual Education Journal


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European Alliance For Innovation
Games And Learning Alliance
Games And Professional Simulations
Games For Health
Health Games Research
Immersive Education Initiative
Serious Games Association
Serious Games Initiative
Serious Games Institute
Serious Games Society
Wilson Center series on serious games


Game Developer Conference (serious game track)
Games For Health
Serious Play