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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it under consideration by another journal.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word format, and has the line numbering feature switched on.
  • The text uses 12-point font and 1.5 line spacing; a single space between sentences; employs italics for emphasis (rather than underlining, bold or capitals); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • For the purposes of blind review, all author names and identifying details must be removed from the article text and reference list in the submission file.
  • Titles should be no more than 15 words in length.
  • Abstract and keywords: For articles, reflections and commentaries, the submission file includes an abstract of 100 to 200 words, and 4 to 6 keywords.
  • Submissions in Te Reo Māori are expected to include an abstract in both Māori and English versions. However, the main text is in Te Reo Māori; an English translation is not required.
  • APA referencing is used and DOIs/URLs included where available. Bibliographic software must be turned off.

Author Guidelines

 Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply log in and begin the submission process.

All submissions must be made using the submission portal on the journal website.

 Sections and word lengths:

Articles are 5000 to 7000 words including references.

Reflections are 2000 to 4000 words including references.

Commentaries are 1000 to 3000 words including references.

Creative works include 4 to 6 images and the text is 800 to 1000 words.

Book/film reviews are approximately 1500 words.

Digital recordings are short films, documentaries, music or voice recordings of 3 to 20 minutes, which have been published on the content creator’s YouTube or Vimeo account.

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