Thursday, 19 January 2012

Kotuitui: New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online; Open Access journal from Royal Society of New Zelaand

Kotuitui is an online opan access (free to view) journal published by the Royal Society of New Zealand and hosted by Taylor and Francis.

The journal 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 Maori name ‘Kotuitui’ means ‘interweaving’, and reflects the interdisciplinary nature of the journal.

Kotuitui publishes original research papers, short communications, book reviews, and letters. Although the journal predominately highlights research in the New Zealand context, international submissions are welcomed. The journal’s subject matter includes contributions from long-established fields (including psychology, economics, human geography, sociology, education, political science, anthropology, social work, population studies, and history); as well as more recent disciplinary and inter-disciplinary fields such as public policy, development studies, conflict resolution, gender studies, international relations, security studies, human rights, cultural and ethnic studies, ethics, criminology, health, sustainability, communications, and media studies.

The journal is freely available online, facilitating the distribution of New Zealand social science knowledge both nationally and internationally. Papers with likely high impact will be fast-tracked for rapid publication.

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