About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The New Zealand Journal of Teachers' Work is a free, national peer-reviewed journal containing articles of interest to Early Childhood, Primary, Secondary and Tertiary teachers. The journal aims to disseminate New Zealand research on and by teachers and also other articles on current issues which may be of interest to teachers and academics.

Peer Review Process

New Zealand Journal of Teachers' Work considers all manuscripts on the understanding that

  • the manuscript is your own original work, and does not duplicate any other previously published work, including your own previously published work.
  • the manuscript has been submitted only to New Zealand Journal of Teachers' Work; it is not under consideration or peer review or accepted for publication or in press or published elsewhere.
  • the manuscript contains nothing that is abusive, defamatory, libellous, obscene, fraudulent, or illegal.

The review process

All submitted manuscripts are read by the editorial staff. Those papers that seem most likely to meet our editorial criteria are sent for formal review. Those papers judged by the editors to be beyond the scope of NZJTW are returned to their authors. Manuscripts judged to be of potential interest to our readership are sent for formal review, to two reviewers, although split reviews may lead to a third review.

Editing referees’ reports

Editors are unlikely to amend reviewers’ reports, and generally, any comments intended for the authors are transmitted, regardless of the content. We expect reviewers to bear in mind both the significance of maintaining the quality of the Journal, and the significance of the teaching role of reviewers with regards to their peers and junior members of the profession. Reports should reflect the reviewer's academic and professional opinion, but should also aim to support and encourage further efforts from authors.  Reports may be amended to remove offensive language or comments that reveal confidential information about other matters.

Publication Frequency

Each issue will be published as a collection, in May/June and November/December of each year.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge and dissemination of ideas.

All articles are made available using a Creative Commons nonexclusive worldwide license (Attribution 4.0 International CC BY 4.0). This licence allows anyone, including the author, to share, copy, distribute, transmit, adapt and make commercial use of the work without needing additional permission, provided appropriate attribution is made to the original author or source.

Copyright Policy

Copyright is held by individual authors but offprints in the published format only may be distributed freely by individuals provided that the source is fully acknowledged. [ISSN-1176-6662]

The opinions expressed are those of the paper author(s) and not the New Zealand Journal of Teachers’ Work.

Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to publish images or illustrations with their papers in theNew Zealand Journal of Teachers’ Work; neither editors nor publishers of theNew Zealand Journal of Teachers’ Work accept responsibility for any author's/authors' failure to do so.

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.