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About the Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand

The Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand is an international journal of the science and technology of New Zealand and the Pacific region.

2017 Impact Factor 1.147

Senior Editor:

  • Ewan Fordyce, University of Otago, New Zealand

Associate Editors:

  • Jonathan Broadbent, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Andrew Day, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • José Derraik, University of Auckland, New Zealand 
  • Erika Freemantle, University of Auckland, New Zealand  
  • Russell Frew, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Jason Gurney, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Kelly Hare, University of Waikato, New Zealand
  • Greg Holwell, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Francis Hunter, Janssen R&D, United States and University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Stephen Jamieson, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Gabrielle Jenkin, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Niels Kjærgaard, University of Otago, New Zealand  
  • Rick Millane, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Nick Mortimer, GNS Science, New Zealand
  • Amy Osborne, University of Canterbury, New Zealand 
  • Rebecca Priestley, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Nicholas Rattenbury, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Susan Schenk, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Daniel Schumayer, University of Otago, New Zealand 
  • Mathieu Sellier, University of Canterbury, New Zealand  
  • Georgina Stewart, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
  • Graham Wallis, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Priscilla Wehi, Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research and Te Pūnaha Matatini, New Zealand
  • Ben Wooliscroft, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
  • Bing Xue, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Dan Zhao, University of Canterbury, New Zealand  


Aims: New Zealand’s oldest learned periodical originated in the 1860s, as the Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute. Its modern descendant, the Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, is a comprehensive multidisciplinary journal publishing high-quality research on themes represented by Royal Society Te Apārangi. Research published in the Journal targets diverse scientific audiences worldwide.

Scope of submissions: The Journal reports excellent research from New Zealand authors, whether the research focuses on New Zealand or beyond. Submissions from authors outside of New Zealand are welcome if the submission has potential to make a significant impact on New Zealand or the adjacent Pacific region. All contributions are peer reviewed. The Journal publishes original research papers, review articles and short communications.


Prospective contributors should consult recent issues of the journal and contact the Publishing team to discuss whether a planned submission is appropriate.

  • No page charges for publication
  • Free colour printing
  • Articles published online before quarterly print publication
  • Open Select option available for open access publication (gold OA)

Electronic and printed issues are published quarterly (B5 format)

Print ISSN: 0303-6758, Online ISSN: 1175-8899

Contact us

Contact the Publishing team at the Royal Society of New Zealand