Frequently asked questions

FAQs for the New Zealand Business Research Translation Competition 2020/2021.

What does ‘translation’ mean in this context?

By ‘translation’ we mean re-writing an existing paper you have published for a non-specialist audience, business or public, in a broad, lay and jargon-free language. If the paper you chose is already non-technical and jargon-free, you can simply create a shorter version of it for the competition.

My research is not about ‘business’, can I still participate?

The word ‘business’ is generic in this context and intended to include private, public, and not-for-profit business, business policy, as well as economics, etc. (e.g.: healthcare, migration, security, housing). Think about this as writing about your research for the NZ Herald, National Business Review or Newsroom.

How recent should the research be?

Short papers submitted to the Research Translation Competition should be based on journal articles published on or after 1 January 2017, either in print or online with a designated DOI.

Can I submit more than one short paper?

Only one submission per competitor will be accepted.

I am a PhD student, am I eligible?

Unfortunately, you will have to wait until you finish your PhD to be eligible.

What if my journal article has co-authors?

If your journal article has more than one author, then please make sure that they are aware that you are entering the Competition.