Articles should be submitted as a “blind” attachment without identifying details.
The metadata should be completed fully with the article title, abstract (maximum 200 words), keywords, author’s name, brief biographical notes for publication and contact details (including email and mailing address for a copy of the journal).
All articles accepted for consideration by the editors are double blind peer-reviewed. Referee comments and reports are sent to contributors uploaded to the author’s Tuwhera account for PJR.
Authors are responsible for obtaining copyright clearance for any illustrations, tables, figures or other material previously published elsewhere. Preference will be given to articles with fewer than five graphs/tables. Rarely does the journal accept more than five. Photographs and images will be accepted for publication where appropriate and not usually more than three. Authors must supply all graphs/tables/images as independent jpg, tif or pdf files in high resolution format (minimum of 300 dpi).
Authors sign a waiver enabling PJR article to be stored on electronic databases and Open Access and receive a complimentary copy of the print edition which includes their published articles.
Research: Academic research and analysis papers (6000 words maximum)
Commentary: Media industry insights, developments and practice (1500-3000 wds)
Frontline: A journalism-as-research section (up to 7000 words combined as an in-depth journalism article and a scholarly exegesis)
Reviews: Books, films, online developments, multimedia (800-1500 wds); Noted section – short reviews (300-350 wds)
Forum: Letters, brief commentaries (up to 800 wds)
Exceptions can be made by the editors as appropriate.
Common style guide:
References and style follow guidelines provided by the American Psychological Association with some slight PJR variations. For questions on references and style, consult the following APA guide at AUT University in the first instance: http://aut.ac.nz.libguides.com/APA6th/referencelist
Other guides: American Psychological Association (2009). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: APA. www.apastyle.org
Or The Owl at Purdue APA style guide: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/
Note that APA style differs from journalistic style in many respects. A custom-designed APA v6 style guide from AUT is helpful as a PJR reference.
In text citations:
(Dadge, 2005, p. 46) or (Morgan & Thomas, 1996, p. 32)
Articles in journals:
Hollings, J., Lealand, G., Samson, A., & Tilley, E. (2007). The big NZ journalism survey: Underpaid, under-trained, under-resourced, unsure about the future – but still idealistic. Pacific Journalism Review, 13(2), 175-197.
Chapters in books:
Berkowitz, D. A. (2009). Reporters and their sources. In K. Wahl-Jorgensen and T. Hanitzsch (Eds.), The handbook of journalism studies (pp. 102-115). New York: Routledge.
Price, S. (2007). Media minefield. Wellington: NZ Journalists Training Organisation.
Newspapers and magazines:
Davis, G. (2008, March 4). Wrong man for the wrong job. The Fiji Times, p. 9.
Ratuva, S. (2008, October 3). Multiple battle lines – who is winning? Pacific Media Centre Online. Retrieved on 4 October 2008, from http://www.pmc.aut.ac.nz/postmortem/081003_Fiji-Ratuva.shtml
A sample PJR title page: