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:
Each issue of the journal is available only to subscribers and NZMA members 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Currently, all articles relating to COVID-19 are open access free of charge.
Please submit all contributions to the journal online via the Manuscript Manager website: https://nzmj.manuscriptmanager.net. All submissions must include an anonymised manuscript. Your manuscript must not include the names of the authors.
All submissions must include an accompanying letter that states:
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.
The following forms are to be completed and submitted only if your submission is accepted for publication:
If your accepted submission is an article, please also send in a completed media form.
No forms are required for letters.