Information for authors

Editorial policy

Each issue of the NZJRE includes a wide range of articles of interest with relevance to Europe and New Zealand, and typically also to the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. The journal aims to stimulate and encourage debate with insightful contributions from distinguished academics, emerging scholars and thoughtful practitioners.

NZJRE aspires to offer unique perspectives from different disciplines in various formats, including research articles, essays and reviews. We are also distinct in defining "Europe" widely and viewing it from unique vantage points.


To submit an article or an idea for a special issue of the New Zealand Journal of Research on Europe, please read the submission instructions and the style guide below and email your submission to the journal at If you have any questions, please contact the Editor-in-Chief, Dr Peter Zámborský at

Open Access Policies

We are an open access journal, with the electronic versions of articles available for free on the journal’s website. Complimentary hard copies of the journal are usually provided to the contributing authors (for a specific issue); others can typically purchase a hard copy for NZ$35.

Manuscript Preparation

Body of the manuscript:

  • Text to be submitted in Microsoft Word or Google Docs (or consult the editors).
  • Length: minimum 5,000 words, maximum 10,000 words (all inclusive). For essays and reviews, please confirm with the editors about appropriate length.
  • Page size: A4, with 2cm margins all around.
  • Title [bold, Arial 16 CAPS], Heading [bold Arial 14] Subheading [bold Arial 12]
  • For the main text [12-point Times]; for the footnotes [10-point Times]
  • For non-Roman based characters, the text will need to be either romanised or supplied in Acrobat PDF, jpeg or another image format.
  • Non-English words embedded in the text were in italics.
  • Please make all the style changes after attending to the referee’s comments and advise.
  • Please include an article abstract, maximum 200 words, and an author’s profile of maximum 200 words.
  • Indentation for the first line of every paragraph: 0.5 inch. Alignment: justified
  • For illustrations please contact the editor(s) for advice on clearance, format, resolution required, and number allowance.


References should be inserted in the footnotes. We use the Chicago Manual of Style.


Authors proofs will be by email, typically as pdf files. Authors may return pdf scans of marked pages or indicate their corrections as “notes” or “comments” to the pdf files. Typographical or factual errors only may be changed at proof stage. Corrected poofs should typically be returned to the Journal within 5 business days of receipt.