Grimes, S.M. (2016). Penguins, hype and MMOGs for kids: A critical re-examination of the 2008 “boom” in children’s virtual worlds development.” Games and Culture, published online before print March 29, doi: 10.1177/1555412016638755 (OnlineFirst).
Grimes, S.M. (2015). Playing by the market rules: Promotional priorities and commercialization in children’s virtual worlds. Journal of Consumer Culture 15(1): 110-134. [Published OnlineFirst 2013].
Grimes, Sara M. & Fields, Deborah A. (2015). Children’s media making, but not sharing: The potential and limitations of child-specific DIY media websites. Media International Australia (154) Theme Issue on “Making Media Participatory.”
Grimes, Sara M. (2015). Little big scene: Making and playing culture in Media Molecule's LittleBigPlanet. Cultural Studies 29(3): 379-400. Link
Grimes, Sara M. (2015). Configuring the child player. Science, Technology, & Human Values 40(1): 126-148. Link
Grimes, Sara M. (2013). Persistent and emerging questions about the use of terms of service contracts in children’s digital media sites and platforms. University of British Columbia Law Review 46(3): 681-736. Link
Narine, Neil and Sara M. Grimes (2009) “The Turbulent Rise of the Child Gamer: Public Fears and Corporate Promises in Cinematic and Promotional Depictions of Children’s Digital Play.” Communication, Culture and Critique 2(3): 319-338. Link
Grimes, Sara M. (2008) “Saturday Morning Cartoons Go MMOG.” Media International Australia (126), Special Issue: Beyond Broadcasting: TV for the Twenty-first Century: 120-131. Link
Grimes, Sara M. (2008) “Kids’ Ad Play: Regulating Children's Advergames in the Converging Media Context.” International Journal of Communications Law and Policy 8(12): 162-178. Download
Grimes, Sara M. (2008) “Researching the Researchers: Market Researchers, Child Subjects and the Problem of "Informed" Consent.” International Journal of Internet Research Ethics 1(1): 66-91. Download
Grimes, Sara M. (2006) "Online Multiplayer Gaming: A Virtual Space for Intellectual Property Debates?" New Media and Society 8(6): 969-990. Link
Chung, Grace and Sara M. Grimes (2005) “Data Mining the Kids: Surveillance and Market Research Strategies in Children's Online Games.” Canadian Journal of Communication 30(4): 527-48. Download
Grimes, Sara M. and Leslie R. Shade (2005) "Neopian Economics of Play: Children's Cyberpets and Online Communities as Immersive Advertising in Neopets.com." International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics 1(2): 181-98. Link
Grimes, S.M. (2015). Rescue the princess: The videogame princess as prize, parody and pro-tagonist. In M. Forman-Brunel & R. Hains (Eds.) Princess cultures: Mediating girls’ imaginations and identities (pp.65-89). New York, NY: Peter Lang.
Grimes, Sara M. (2015). Children and online games. In A. Kerr & J. Ivory (Eds.) Online Gaming, part of the International Encyclopedia of Digital Communication and Society, series ed. by R. Mansell & P. Hwa Ang. Somerset, N.J.: Wiley Blackwell/International Communication Association.
Grimes, Sara M. (2014). Child-generated content: Children’s authorship and interpretive practices in digital gaming cultures. In R.J. Coombe, D. Wershler & M. Zellinger (Eds.) Dynamic fair dealing: Creating Canadian culture online (pp. 336-45). Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press. Link
Grimes, Sara M. and Andrew Feenberg (2013). Critical theory of technology. In Price, S., C. Jewitt & B. Brown (Eds.) The SAGE handbook of digital technology research (pp. 121-129). Los Angeles, CA/London, UK: SAGE Publications Ltd. Link
Grimes, Sara M. (2013) “From advergames to branded worlds: The commercialization of digital gaming,” pp. 386-99 in McAllister, M.P. & E. West (Eds.) Routledge Companion to Advertising and Promotional Culture. Routledge Press. Link
Grimes, Sara M. and Andrew Feenberg (2010) “Rationalizing Play: A Critical Theory of Digital Gaming,” In Feenberg, Andrew and Norm Friesen (eds.) Re-inventing the Internet: Critical Case Studies. Sense Press.
Consalvo, M., Grimes, S. M. and H. Kennedy (2007) “Commentary and Criticism: Digital Games and Gender.” Feminist Media Studies 7(1): 97-110. [Invited contribution] Link
Grimes, Sara M. (2007) “Terms of Service, Terms of Play in Children’s Online Gaming”, pp.33-55 in Williams, J. Patrick and Jonas Heide Smith (eds.) The Player’s Realm: Studies on the Culture of Video Games and Gaming. Jefferson, NC: McFarland Press. Link
Grimes, Sara and Fields, Deborah (2012). Kids online: A new research agenda for understanding social networking forums. New York. The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop.
Grimes, Sara M. (2013). When it comes to gendered toys, the pink aisle is still alive and well. Huffington Post, Dec. 13. Link
Grimes, Sara M. (2013). Revisiting the children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. Guest post for The Joan Ganz Cooney Centre Blog, Mar. 25. Link
Grimes, Sara M. and Fields, Deborah A. (2012). Taking a closer look at kids online: Opportunities and challenges in social networking forums. Guest post for The Joan Ganz Cooney Centre Blog, Nov.7. Link
Grimes, Sara M. (2010). Getting (more) girls into (more) games. Guest post for The Joan Ganz Cooney Centre Blog, Oct. 25. Link
Grimes, Sara M. (2009) "The Possibility to Clean and Buy Stuff Shop." Shaping Youth Blog, December 6. Link
Grimes, Sara M. (2009) “The Hidden Playground.” The Escapist (227), November 10. Link
Grimes, Sara M. (2009) “Obsolescence Pending: Rating the ESRB.” The Escapist (223), October 13. Link
Grimes, Sara M. (2009) "Data Mining Kids and Teens’ UGC and Social Networks." Shaping Youth Blog, July 8. Link
Grimes, Sara M. (2009) “Digital Games, UGC, and the Mainstreaming of Virtual IP Conflicts.” Guest post for IP Osgoode. January 26. Link
Grimes, Sara M. (2008) “Hit’em Hard and Make’em Bleed.” The Escapist (173), October 28. Link
Grimes, Sara M. (2008) “I’m a BarbieGirl, In a BarbieGirls World.” The Escapist (165), September 2. Link
Grimes, Sara M. (2008) “Lego, Star Wars, and the Rationalization of Play.” CPROST Digest, issue 19. Link
Grimes, Sara M. (2007) “Who Owns the Content When Kids Produce It Online?” Guest Commentary for Children’s Media Consultant, November 4. [no longer online]
Grimes, Sara M. (2007) “Expanding Universes.” The Escapist (111), August 21. Link
Grimes, Sara M. (2007) “Mining the Game.” The Escapist (86), February 27. Link