Aim & Scope
International Gambling Studies is a peer reviewed interdisciplinary journal in gambling studies. Launched by a team of international experts with a commitment to the highest scholarly standards, International Gambling Studies adopts a transnational and comparative approach to the challenges posed by the global expansion of gambling in the 21st century. International Gambling Studies seeks to: be a leading voice for analysis and research in gambling studies, presenting work on the theory, methods, practice and history of gambling; encourage the application of perspectives from all social sciences including sociology, psychology, anthropology, statistics, economics, education, history, law, political science, community studies, management, industrial relations, leisure and tourism studies; overcome the divide between the theory and empirical research; advance excellence in gambling studies by integrating academic and industry perspectives, encouraging comparative studies and critical analysis; encourage articles that offer a new theoretical argument, provide new data or use an innovative methodological approach or mode of analysis; give theoretical and analytical expression to the intellectual and policy challenges in contemporary gambling; enhance the public relevance of gambling studies in the context of contemporary society and global economic development; and appeal to a wide readership. While contributing to new developments at the cutting edge of theory and method, the journal will be broadly accessible to practitioners, students and policy makers.
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