Submissions presented at the symposium (online or in-person) may be developed into full papers and submitted for publication in the symposium proceedings. Submission guidelines are provided below, and the publication process will be managed by Unitec ePress.
Four article types are Word limits are given in parentheses for each article type: these limits do not include the abstract or references.
Research reports (max 6,000 words, 8 figures/tables) contain unpublished original inquiry-driven research based on qualitative or quantitative data. Findings must be reported clearly, discussed critically, and contextualised within extant literature.
Practice papers (max 3,000 words, 4 figures/tables) report on or critique a specific ‘happening’. Papers may discuss the implementation and/or results of a new initiative, a change in procedure or policy, or the consequences of a disruptive event.
Review articles (max 3,000 words, 4 figures/tables) cover recent developments, current controversies, or the historical development of studies in a field, and may have a regional or temporal focus. Reviews must critically engage with the relevant body of extant literature.
Essays (max 3,000 words, 4 figures/tables) aim to stimulate discussion and debate. Essays should focus on exploring current topics of interest or controversy from a fresh perspective, rather than providing a comprehensive overview or new data.
In your CMT author centre for the symposium, you will find a link to ‘Create Camera Ready Submission’ next to your submission. This will take you through the submission process and provide additional guidelines and instructions. The proceedings will be published by Unitec ePress in mid-2023 once all received papers have been reviewed.
Please use the following document structure for Research Reports:
- Title page (including authors full names, institutions, and an indication of the corresponding author with contact address)
- Abstract (maximum 350 words)
- Acknowledgements (if any)
- List of abbreviations or acronyms (if any)
- List of tables, illustrations, etc. (if any)
- Appendices (if any)
- References (APA 7th; click here for further information)
For Practice papers, Review articles, and Essays, please adjust sections 3-6 above to suit the format of your document.
Generally, all articles should begin with a ‘problem statement’ and explanation of the topic, thesis, or event that will be discussed. Tables should be created in Microsoft Word or Excel and embedded in the document. Please submit this document as a single file in doc or docx format.
Figures should be supplied as separate image files. Please follow these guidelines for figure files:
- JPEG or TIFF format
- Resolution at a minimum of 300 dpi at 100% of final size
- Logical filenames (e.g. Figure01.tif, Figure02.jpg, etc.).
To indicate where this material should be included, clear text markers (such as “[INSERT FIG 1]”) should be placed in the text. Figure numbers/titles and captions should immediately follow this text marker. All figures and tables should be numbered consecutively and should be referred to in the text by number (i.e. “see Figure 1”) rather than by position (i.e. not “see the figure below”).
Papers should be submitted through the CMT system by Friday 17 March 2023. In your CMT author centre, you will find a link to ‘Create Camera Ready Submission’ next to your conference submission. After following this link, you will be asked to provide a title, abstract, all author names, and submission files (article + figures) in the formats requested above. You will also be asked to confirm the article type you are submitting.
Authors will be required to declare on submission that they hold the copyright to the submitted material, and that it has not previously been published elsewhere. As all figures and tables will fall under creative commons licencing in the published article, it is the authors’ responsibility to obtain permission from the copyright holder to include any material that is not their own work.
The review process will be conducted by Unitec ePress. Reviewing can take up to five weeks once reviewers have been confirmed, depending on the reviewer and their current workload. Reviewers are sent a redacted version of your manuscript and a Reviewers Form to complete. Once all the reviews have been returned to ePress, they compile the comments, redact where required and send them to the author. At this stage the author is encouraged to consider the reviewer feedback carefully and take the opportunity to revise the article as suggested, or explain why following reviewer suggestions would not improve the article. If there is a strong indication from reviewers that major revisions are necessary then ePress may request that authors make a new submission and with a second round of reviews.
The proceedings will be published by Unitec ePress in mid-2023 once all received papers have been reviewed. Failure to submit your article by the deadline, or to respond to requests for revisions in the specified timeframe, may result in the proceedings being published without your article.
Alternative Options for Publication
If you would like write up your presentation for publication as an article, but it does not fit the proceedings format or cannot be completed by the submission deadline, consider publishing in one of the journals published within the ITP sector. You can find more details here; the options include:
- The Scope family of journals by Otago Polytechnic
- Art & Design
- Kaupapa Kai Tahu
- Health & Wellbeing
- Learning & Teaching
- Work-based Learning
- Southern Institute of Technology Journal of Applied Research (general applied research & pedagogy)
- Whanake: The Pacific Journal of Community Development, published by Unitec
- Asylum (Unitec, design-based research)
- Whitireia Journal of Nursing, Health & Social Services
- Junctures: The Journal for Thematic Dialogue (interdisciplinary, Otago Polytechnic)
- Perspectives in Biosecurity by Unitec
- New Zealand Journal of Applied Business Research (NZJABR, Manukau Institute of Technology)
- Perspectives in Animal Health and Welfare by Unitec
- Rere Āwhio – Journal of Applied Research & Practice (Otago Polytechnic Auckland International Campus)