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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.

2016 Impact Factor 1.125

Senior Editor:

  • Ewan Fordyce, University of Otago, New Zealand

Associate Editors:

  • Andrew Day, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Russell Frew, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Michael Hannah, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Kelly Hare, University of Waikato, New Zealand
  • Greg Holwell, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Rebecca Priestley, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Graham Wallis, University of Otago, New Zealand

Aims: The Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand reflects the role of Royal Society Te Apārangi in fostering research and debate across natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities in New Zealand/Aotearoa and the surrounding Pacific. Research published in Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand advances scientific knowledge, informs government policy, public awareness and broader society, and is read by researchers worldwide.

Scope of submissions: The Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand publishes original research papers, review papers, short communications, book reviews, letters, and forum articles. Submissions are expected to make a significant contribution to the understanding of science and technology and their place in New Zealand society and in the Pacific Region. We welcome contributions from researchers working anywhere in the world.

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