Pacific Journalism Review 29(1&2) 2023 – Unthemed edition call for papers



The inaugural annual general meeting of the Asia Pacific Media Network | Te  Koakoa Incorporated, publishers of Pacific Journalism Review. Image: Nik Naidu

Pacific Journalism Review: Te Koakoa is calling for unthemed papers for the next double edition to be published in mid-2023.

We are seeking papers that fall within our broad remit of covering journalism, media and communication issues in the Pacific region, including Timor-Leste and West Papua. We also welcome submissions from colleagues in the near Asia Pacific region, including Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines.

PJR is interested in promoting the work of photojournalists and documentary makers and would welcome submissions of portfolios accompanied by an exegesis article explaining the significance of the work and the author’s experiences while preparing the work. A special Frontline section addresses investigative journalism and reflective journalism-as-research.

The deadline for submissions is 31 March 2023.

The double blind peer-reviewed journal has five main sections: 

  • Research articles (6000 words); 
  • Commentaries (industry insights, developments and practice – 1500-3000 words); 
  • Frontline (investigative journalism and reflective journalism-as-research – 6000-7000 words);
  • Forum (up to 800 words); and 
  • Reviews (books, documentaries and online developments – 800-1500 words, commissioned by the editors).

The APA-based style guide is at: 

Submissions must be uploaded to the OJS open access website for Pacific Journalism Review on the Tuwhera indigenous research portal:

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