About the Journal

Pacific Journalism Monographs : Te Koakoa: Ngā Rangahau was launched in 2012 with the publication of the first Pacific media freedom report.  The series is a companion to Pacific Journalism Review.

The Monographs series offer journalists, journalism academics and researchers a outlet for quality research and analysis in a long-form article of up to 15,000 words. While associated with Pacific Journalism Review the monographs provide a broader platform for longer research than is generally available in the journal. Earlier editions of PJM have included a diverse range of journalism research from media freedom and human rights in the Asia-Pacific to Asia-Pacific research methodologies, climate change in Kiribati, vernacular Pasifika media research in New Zealand, and post-coup self-censorship in Fiji.

The name Te Koakoa for the Pacific Journalism Monographs, a longer form research publication companion to Pacific Journalism Review in te reo Māori can be translated literally either as ‘the sooty shearwater/shorttailed shearwater’ or as ‘The Joy’. Te Koakoa : Ngā Rangahau means research (in the plural). Many thanks to Professor John Moorfield of Auckland University of Technology for his advice on te reo with the Pacific Media Centre (Te Amokura) linkages to seabirds.

The international editorial board is concurrent with that of Pacific Journalism Review.

Abstracts are considered on a rolling basis and published occasionally, usually once a year.

Publication Frequency

Monographs are usually published once a year with their own Table of Contents.

Open Access Policy

These monographs provide immediate open access to their content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Archiving and preservation

This journal's content is preserved using the the LOCKSS and CLOCKSS archiving systems.

LOCKSS is a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.

CLOCKSS is global archive that preserves content on behalf of all libraries and scholars worldwide. CLOCKSS preserves content in 12 strategically chosen libraries across the globe to optimize the content’s safety against political and environmental threats.  More...