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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word file format.
  • The text is 1.5 spaced; uses a Bookman Old Style 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • The author, by submitting, agrees to granting New Zealand Sociology the copyright if the article is published in the New Zealand Sociology journal.

Author Guidelines

Please see Instructions for Authors for detailed stylistic and bibliographic requirements: link 


Manuscripts should not exceed 8,000 words (including references, tables/figures and abstract)


Submitted manuscripts should be anonymised and accompanied by a cover letter that includes:



  • the author’s name(s), departmental or institutional affiliations, snail-mail and e-mail addresses;

  • a short biography for each author (50 words maximum);

  • up to six key words.