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About Kōtuitui: New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online

An international, open-access journal for social sciences of relevance to New Zealand

Senior Editor:

  • Bruce Curtis, University of Waikato, New Zealand

Associate Editors:

  • Kerry Chamberlain, Massey University, New Zealand
  • William Cochrane, University of Waikato, New Zealand
  • Cate Curtis, University of Waikato, New Zealand
  • Daniel Exeter, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Brendan Hokowhitu, University of Waikato, New Zealand
  • Carla Houkamau, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Gabrielle Jenkin, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Steve Matthewman, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Thomas O'Brien, University of York, United Kingdom
  • Suzanne Phibbs, Massey University, New Zealand
  • Katie Pickles, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Verica Rupar, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
  • Nichola Shackleton, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Vicky Walters, Massey University, New Zealand
  • William Wood, Griffith University, Australia


Aims and scope:

Kōtuitui: New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online aims to showcase the increasing number of collaborative research endeavours across the social sciences. Although it is of particular relevance to New Zealand, and its social research community, as a multidisciplinary social sciences journal, Kōtuitui covers subject matter of widespread relevance and interest to social researchers across the globe. The Māori name ‘Kōtuitui’ means ‘interweaving’, and reflects the interdisciplinary nature of the journal.


Kōtuitui publishes original research papers, review articles, short communications on topical issues and, by invitation, book reviews. We encourage quality submissions addressing questions of pertinence to national policy and communities in the New Zealand context. International submissions of relevance to New Zealand are also welcome. The journal’s subject matter ranges across the social sciences. Kōtuitui also publishes special issues on matters of major New Zealand and international interest from time to time.


  • Offer an ongoing waiver on Article Publishing Charges (APC)
  • All papers published Open Access under the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

Electronic issues are published biannually
Online ISSN:  1177-083X

Contact us

Contact the Publishing team at the Royal Society of New Zealand