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INSTRUCTION TO CONTRIBUTORS
The Editors welcome articles for publication in the Journal. They
also welcome shorter, more speculative pieces for the Commentary
section, research notes, practitioner pieces that need not be research-based,
and contributions to the Legal Forum. All papers are subjected to
a refereeing process before an editorial decision is made.
(a) Articles: academic papers should not normally exceed 6000 words.
An abstract of 50-100 words should be included.
(b) Commentaries: shorter, more speculative pieces, also with an
(c) Research Notes: should not normally exceed 3500 words. Content
more descriptive and less analytical than articles.
(d) Practitioner Papers: either descriptive or analytical pieces,
normally not to exceed 3500 words, on any subject of wide interest
to the readership. An abstract should be included.
(e) Legal Forum: analysis, discussion and debate on recent industrial
cases and statutes.
(f) Book Reviews: contributions are invited on recently published
books that are on any subject of wide interest to the readership.
Should not normally exceed 1000 words.
(g) Comments/Replies (on published articles): before making a submission,
the author of a comment should first communicate with the article
author to ensure there are genuine disagreements or points of issue.
Submission should not exceed 1500 words. If accepted for publication,
the article author will be given the right of reply (not to exceed
The copyright of published articles is held by ER Publishing Ltd.
No limitation will be placed on the personal freedom of the author
to copy, or to use in subsequent work, material contained in the
Payments are not made to the authors. Authors receive 3 free copies
of the Journal in which their article appears.
PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPTS
Articles must be submitted in the Journal’s style. For guides
on style, authors should consult a recent issue. Particular attention
should be paid to the method of citation and the style for lists
of references (including citation of legal cases and references).
The first footnote should be asterisked and contain the author’s
position(s), affiliation(s) and any acknowledgements.
Quotations longer than 35 words should be indented. Short quotations
should be enclosed in double quote marks and run on in the text.
4 Tables and diagrams:
Tables and diagrams should be numbered consecutively in arabic numbers
and their place in the text indicated clearly. Tables: tables should
follow the style of tables in recent issues of the Journal. Charts
and diagrams: authors are responsible for preparing the final copy
of any charts and diagrams. These should be drawn to a professional
standard with black ink on white paper. The headings, labels, etc.,
should also be drawn professionally or be prepared on a computer
reduced to a size suitable for inclusion directly into the final
text. The original plus one reduced copy must be provided and it
is the responsibility of the authors to ensure that the changes
and diagrams are proof read prior to submission.
References should be listed in full, alphabetically, at the end
of the paper in the following style:
Anderson, G. (1991), The Employment Contracts
Act 1991: An Employers’ Charter? New Zealand Journal of
Industrial Relations, 16(2): 127-142.
Fox, A. (1974), Beyond Contract: Work, Power and
Trust Relations, London, Faber.
Kumar, P., Coates, M.L., and Arrowsmith, D. (1987), The
Current Industrial Relations Scene in Canada, Kingston, Queens
Sulong, S. (1965), Aspects of Trade Union Government in
New Zealand, MA thesis, Victoria University of Wellington.
Walsh, P., and Ryan, R. (1993), The Making of the Employment
Contracts Act. In Harbridge, R. (ed),Employment Contracts:
New Zealand Experience, Wellington, Victoria University Press.
If required, authors are expected to correct proofs quickly and
not to make revisions on proofs. Editors reserve the right to make
editorial changes before typesetting. No commentator will be allowed
to make substantive alterations to a comment in proof (i.e. after
the original author has written a reply).
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