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American journal of play

Abbreviation: Am. J. Play

Copyright: The Strong - National Museum of Play
Published by: University of Illinois Press

Publisher Location: Champaign, IL, USA

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Range of citations in the SafetyLit database: 2008; 1(1) -- 2019; 11(3)

Publication Date Range: 2008 --

Number of articles from this journal included in the SafetyLit database: 22
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pISSN = 1938-0399

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Journal Language(s): English

Aims and Scope (from publisher): An interdisciplinary publication of The Strong, the American Journal of Play® is a forum for discussing the history, science, and culture of play. The Journal aims to increase awareness and understanding of the role of play in learning and human development and the ways in which play illuminates cultural history.

The American Journal of Play is peer-reviewed and written in a straightforward style for wide readership of educators, psychologists, play therapists, sociologists, anthropologists, folklorists, historians, museum professionals, toy and game designers, policy makers, and others who consider play for a variety of reasons and from various perspectives.

In short, the American Journal of Play includes material that synthesizes and puts into perspective major themes of play scholarship; summarizes emerging areas of play research; presents significant new research about play; illuminates the important role of play in learning and human development throughout the life cycle; examines the interrelationship of play to other aspects of human endeavor; explicates social, cultural, educational, and public policy issues related to play; and explores cultural history through the world of play.