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About Kōtuitui: New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online

An international, open-access journal of the social sciences in an international, open-access journal of the social sciences

Senior Editor:

  • Charles Crothers, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Associate Editors:

  • Jenny Bryant-Tokalau, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Kerry Chamberlain, Massey University, New Zealand
  • Daniel Exeter, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Michael Fletcher, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Brendan Hokowhitu, University of Waikato, New Zealand
  • Gabrielle Jenkin, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Thomas O'Brien, University of York, United Kingdom
  • Katie Pickles, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Verica Rupar, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
  • Nichola Shackleton, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Corrina Tucker, Massey University, New Zealand
  • Vicky Walters, Massey University, New Zealand

Aims: Kōtuitui aims to showcase the increasing number of collaborative research endeavours across the social sciences. Although of particular relevance to New Zealand, the journal’s subject matter is of worldwide relevance and interest to researchers in universities, research institutes, and other centres. The Māori name ‘Kōtuitui’ means ‘interweaving’, and reflects the interdisciplinary nature of the journal.

Scope of submissions: 

Kōtuitui publishes original research papers and book reviews. We welcome submissions from across the social sciences and we encourage submissions from authors addressing questions of relevance to national policy and communities and wanting to reach a broad social science audience. Although the journal highlights research in the New Zealand context, international submissions of relevance to New Zealand are welcome. The journal’s subject matter includes: sociology, political science, anthropology, human geography, demographics and statistics, education, health, public policy, welfare, social work, families and parenting, children and young people, ethnicity, gender studies, cultural studies, discrimination, refugees and immigration. The journal has a particular strength in issues relating to Māori and Pacific peoples, and in research that seeks to bridge the policy-community-scholarly divides.

  • 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