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 toNew 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 April and October 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.

Copyright Policy

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

Final manuscripts are published under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (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.

Archiving

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