Submit a manuscript

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The Journal Editorial Board welcomes original research, literature reviews, case studies, audits and research methodology manuscripts that fit with the Philosophy of the Journal.

By submitting a manuscript, authors imply that their 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 need 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 your manuscript will be confirmed but if you wish 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 sub-editor appointed to a manuscript collates the reviewers’ feedback and communicates with the corresponding author regarding the acceptability of publication.

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

For the flowchart outlining the manuscript submission process, click here.

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