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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:

  • 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 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