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How to submit a paper

The Journal welcomes original research, literature reviews, exemplars/practice stories/case studies, audits and research methodology articles that fit with the Philosophy of the Journal. In general, articles should be 5000-7000 words. For full details about submission requirements, please see the Contributor Guidelines link below.

It is important that articles submitted for review have not been published previously in any form and are not under consideration for publication elsewhere.


All authors of each submitted article are requested to include their details in the separate Author Cover Sheet. Completion of this cover sheet is the responsibility of the corresponding author, whose email address will be published if the article is accepted for publication.

As the Journal is committed to providing quality articles, it is important that articles do not compromise the Journal’s integrity. Therefore, on behalf of all authors of the paper, the corresponding author is required to complete the Declaration of Interests statement on the Author Cover Sheet, stating if there are any commercial, personal or organisational interests that could influence, or be perceived as influencing, the production of their submission.


Articles should be submitted electronically to the Journal via email to co-editor, Lesley Dixon, at The subject box of the email should read “NZCOM Journal paper submission”.

The receipt of each submission will be confirmed. If you do not receive a response within five days please email, or phone 03 377 2732, to discuss your submission.

Download Author Cover Sheet here

To view the full contributor guidelines click here.

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