Material in the NZMJ is available only to subscribers/NZMA members for 6 months after publication. Material may, however, be made open access upon payment of $1000, once accepted for publication.
This means it will immediately be available to all readers online and in the pdf of the Journal. NB: All material must first go through the review process and be accepted for publication before becoming eligible for open access. To request open access, please contact the communications manager (firstname.lastname@example.org), once accepted for publication.
All authors must read and/or fill in the following documentation:
Authors should be aware of the broad general readership of the Journal. Highly technical articles such as those involving physiological experiments on laboratory animals and at the cellular level will not be accepted. Please send such articles to a specialised physiology journal instead. Brevity and clear expression are essential.
The maximum for most original manuscripts is 3000 words and 30 references. Where there is good reason for a longer paper we will listen to argument. All manuscripts submitted to the Journal are assumed to be sent to it exclusively unless otherwise stated.
All submissions should be made electronically. An accompanying email should state;
If your work is accepted for publication...
The following forms are to be completed and submitted only if your submission is accepted for publication (not required for letters to the editor).
If your accepted submission is an Article (not clinical correspondence, letter, medical image, editorial), please also send in a completed media form.
All contributions must be submitted via Manuscript Manager (http://www.manuscriptmanager.com/nzmj/), apart from obituaries which can be emailed to email@example.com. The Manuscript Manager site has been updated. Authors can access a guide to the new-look site here.