Before you submit

Authors should be aware of the broad general readership of the journal. Highly technical articles, such as those involving physiological experiments on laboratory animals and at the cellular level, will not be accepted. Please send such articles to a specialised physiology journal instead. Brevity and clear expression are essential.

All manuscripts submitted to the journal are assumed to be sent to it exclusively unless otherwise stated, and all material must first go through the review process before being accepted for publication or becoming eligible for open access.

All authors must read in the following documentation:

and our guidelines for the type of submission:

Readership and open access

Each issue of the journal is available only to subscribers and former NZMA members (until the end of December 2022) for six months after publication. Once accepted for publication, material may be made open access upon payment of NZ$1,000. To request open access, please contact the production editor:

Currently, all articles relating to COVID-19 are open access free of charge.

How to submit

Please submit all contributions to the journal online via the Manuscript Manager website: All submissions must include an anonymised manuscript. Your manuscript must not include the names of the authors.

Accompanying documents

All submissions must include an accompanying letter that states:

  • “I (We) accept full responsibility for the conduct of the study, had access to the data, and controlled the decision to publish”
  • Any potential conflicts of interests
  • All sources of funding, which will be published with the paper

All submissions must include a title page document that includes the submission's title, the authors' names and affiliations and the names of any referees you would like us to exclude or include for whatever reason.

Accepted submissions

The following forms are to be completed and submitted only if your submission is accepted for publication:

If your accepted submission is an article, viewpoint or clinical correspondence, please also send in a completed media form.

Publication dates 2023

  • 20 January
  • 3 February
  • 17 February
  • 10 March
  • 24 March
  • 14 April
  • 28 April
  • 12 May
  • 26 May
  • 16 June
  • 7 July
  • 21 July
  • 4 August
  • 25 August
  • 15 September
  • 6 October
  • 20 October
  • 10 November
  • 1 December
  • 15 December