Information for Contributors

The AEN Journal is an online open-access journal for discussion of issues around ethnicity and for advancing positive approaches to ethnic and religious diversity in Aotearoa New Zealand. It has been developed to foster the intellectual, artistic, social, business, political and cultural endeavours of our community members online and contribute to social cohesion.

We aim to publish three editions each year.

AENJ welcomes submissions from anyone who wishes to write critically about issues facing ethnic communities in Aotearoa New Zealand. This doesn’t have to be limited to articles from New Zealand but it does need to be relevant to a New Zealand audience. Please also take a look at our proposed issue themes below before contacting us.

We encourage critical, thought provoking pieces that promote ethnic diversity and which constructively challenge established ideas, systems and practices. Whilst we welcome work that reports on research, such a piece needs to be accessible and not overly academic. We will choose intelligent and engaging over academic density every time – so we apologise in advance for rejecting any dry academic papers submitted simply to push up your research publication ranking!

The devil is always in the detail but in this case we’ll keep it very simple. If you want to write a paper for AENJ, contact the editors with a short proposal (maximum 500 words, please). We’ll horse-trade a little and then hopefully you can write the paper. We try not to have absolute limits but think in terms of between 2,000 and 3,000 words.

All papers will be editorially reviewed and may be subject to minor editing for publication purposes. Copyright is retained by the author and you submission means you grant AENJ permission to distribute and reproduce. AENJ uses a Creative Commons License, which means the public can copy and redistribute for non-commercial purposes but must not alter and must acknowledge both the author and AEN Journal in full.

We will consider previously published articles if they are updated or would be useful and otherwise inaccessible to our audience (subject to satisfying the previous publishers conditions).

Our provisional publishing plan for 2006, 2007 and beyond focuses on a number of themed issues as well as more generic issues. This is subject to change and if you don't see your area of interest mentioned, talk to us anyway:

  • Volume 1
    • Issue 1 (July 2006) - General issue
    • Issue 2 (November 2006) - Creativity
  • Volume 2
    • Issue 1 (March 2007) - Information and communications technology
    • Issue 2 (August 2007) - Religion and spirituality




Aotearoa Ethnic Network Journal
ISSN 1177-3472

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Creative Commons License

AENJ is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - NonCommercial - NoDerivs 2.5 License. You can copy and redistribute for non-commercial purposes but must not alter and you must acknowledge both the author and AENJ in full.

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