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The Journal welcomes original research, literature reviews, exemplars/practice stories/case studies, audits and research methodology manuscripts that fit with the Philosophy of the Journal.

By submitting a manuscript to the Journal, authors imply that the work is original, has not been published previously in any form and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

For full details about submitting a manuscript, please see the Contributor Guidelines.

Authors are requested to complete the Author Cover Sheet and email it with their manuscript to Co-editor Lesley Dixon, practice@nzcom.org.nz. The subject box of the email should read “Journal manuscript submission”.

The receipt of each submission will be confirmed but if you need to discuss your submission, please contact the Co-editor by email, or phone 03 377 2732.

After submission

All manuscripts are assessed by an editor and, if deemed suitable, are sent for double-blind peer review by two external reviewers who have expertise relevant to the content. The editor/sub-editor assigned to each manuscript collates feedback from the reviewers and communicates with the corresponding author regarding the acceptability of publication.

If acceptable, the role of the editor/sub-editor is to work with the author to improve the overall academic standard of the manuscript through a process of critique, feedback and revision. Our goal is to encourage new authors with this editorial process.

To download the flowchart outlining the manuscript submission process, click here.

To download the flowchart outlining the in-house process once the manuscript has been accepted for publication, click here.