The Journal of Virtual Environments is an academic, peer-reviewed online journal which contains some interesting articles about MUDs, notably, "Hearts, Clubs, Diamonds, Spades: Players Who Suit MUDs" by Richard Bartle.

It was first published in 1996 under the name Journal of MUD Research, and the last issue was in 2002.

The content is described thus by the editors:

The Journal of Virtual Environments is a refereed electronic journal which publishes research that relates to Virtual Environments or makes use of Virtual Environments.Of particular interest are anthropological, psychological, and sociological approaches, as are the practical and technical aspects of creating, maintaining and administrating VEs. Both empirical and theoretical works are welcome. The Journal also publishes "Comments" (shorter pieces which propose new directions for research on Virtual Environments) and book reviews.

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