Our publishing ethics

To guarantee the quality of NZJRE, we are committed to editorial independence, and strive in all cases to prevent this principle from being compromised through conflicts of interest or any other economic or political influence. For this reason, authors, editors and reviewers are required to declare any potential conflicts of interest that could interfere with the objectivity or integrity of the journal.

We will never be complicit in censorship and we acknowledge that freedom of expression is critical to us. However, we do not support publishing defamatory content that harms one’s reputation caused by false statements of fact and includes both libel and slander.

The journal is committed to non-discrimination of authors, editors or peer reviewers based on personal characteristics or identity.

Information for authors

When the authors have submitted a paper, one of the journal editors runs an initial screening of the manuscript and decides whether or not to send it for full peer review. This first screening considers if the manuscript is consistent with the aims and scope of the journal and if its quality is suitable to justify a peer review.

As part of the peer review process, two experts from the relevant field of research will review the manuscript to provide validation, quality control and added value in the form of constructive feedback. People that are involved in the peer review process include editors, reviewers, authors of the submitted manuscript, and editorial board members (if needed, often they are consulted to recommend an appropriate reviewer and sometimes serve as peer reviewers). In order to keep the process as objective as possible, NZJRE uses a double-blind review, which means that reviewers are not aware of the authors’ identity, and the authors will not know the identity of the reviewers. Full manuscripts will only be sent to scholars who have agreed to perform a review.

The authors should ensure that they have written original works and that their manuscript is not under consideration by another journal. If the authors have used the work and/or words of others, this has to be appropriately cited or quoted and permission has to be obtained where necessary. Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given.

Submissions containing false statements and plagiarism will be rejected. If discovered post-publication, we will retract the article, delete the article from our website and we will publish the retraction in the following issue.

We invite our readers, reviewers and editors to raise any suspicions of false statements and plagiarism by emailing europe_journal@auckland.ac.nz.

If errors are found, we will modify the article on our website and we will publish a corrigendum in the following issue.