The Whitireia Journal of Nursing, Health and Social Services annually publishes articles that reflect the interests of Te Kura Hauora School of Health & Social Services. We invite manuscripts from undergraduate and postgraduate students, academic staff, and healthcare and social-work professionals. This includes research articles, scholarly articles, conference presentations, reflections, editorials and creative work. Creative submissions may include poetry, short fiction, creative prose, personal essays and artwork, but should reference the healthcare and social service practice.
Articles: 4000 words or less (excluding references and abstract). Manuscripts exceeding this word count will be considered if accompanied by a cover letter.
Research Briefs: 3000 words or less (excluding references and abstract). This can include reports on a small research project, a research-based conference presentation or an aspect of a larger research project.
Your article must include an abstract of no more than 250 words. Abstracts need to summarise the research, including the context and key findings.
Authors should identify three to five keywords that highlight the main themes in the article.
Please include a short author biography in the following format: name, qualifications (e.g., RN, BN, PG Cert); role (e.g., lecturer, doctoral student) and institution.
To ensure that the journal is accessible to readers, please write in clear, professional language and explain any specialist terminology.
All tables, diagrams and images must be supplied as print-quality, editable files (jpegs or tifs, 300 dpi).
Manuscripts meeting the above requirements should be submitted electronically as a Microsoft Word document to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Attention: Coordinating Editor, Whitireia Journal of Nursing, Health and Social Services’ in the subject line.
Authors should submit articles with the knowledge that the work has not been previously published
nor submitted for publication elsewhere. The responsibility for originality belongs to the individual author/s.
The editorial committee will send all submissions for peer-review and then decide which submissions to publish. The Whitireia Journal of Nursing, Health and Social Services works closely with the students of the Whitireia Publishing Programme, and throughout the year, authors will work alongside publishing students to edit and typeset journal submissions. This relationship provides a valuable experience where authors receive ongoing editorial support and feedback on their writing and publishing students gain practical experience.