The first issue for the brand new journal, ‘Play in Adulthood’ launched for free via open access on our website today. Below, read what the journal’s editor, Andrew Walsh has to say about the exciting launch of the new publication, and the continuing release of further articles that are to be added to the issue in the future.
The very first articles are starting to appear for the Journal of Play in Adulthood! The journal aims to provide a multidisciplinary open access forum dedicated to the discussion of play and playfulness in adults. It seeks to explore the barriers to the use of play with adults, and potential solutions to increasing the role of play in lifelong education, the workplace, and wider society.
The first research article, covering how we can help give adults ‘Permission to Play’, is a fascinating write-up from the wonderfully playful Counterplay conference, and also includes book reviews for the ‘The Librarians’ Book on Teaching through Games and Play’ and ‘Playful Learning, Events and Activities to Engage Adults’.
We’re publishing articles on a rolling basis, rather than holding on until the issue is complete – but the first few articles are now live! We’ve also got an open call for papers, as well as some special issues in the pipeline. I hope people enjoy the first issue as it emerges over the coming months.