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Rere Āwhio - Call for Papers 2024

4 December, 2023
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Rere Āwhio (Journal of Applied Research & Practice) is an open access, peer reviewed journal published annually in November by Otago Polytechnic Auckland International Campus (OPAIC), Auckland, New Zealand. For previous issues and our ethics and malpractice statement, please see:


EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (300 word abstract) by 29 FEBRUARY 2024

FINAL SUBMISSIONS (4000 word maximum) by 30 APRIL 2024 

Submissions should be sent in electronic format for peer review to

Submissions to Rere Āwhio should contribute to critical debate and reflect new understandings. High standards of writing, proofreading and adherence to consistency through the APA (7th Edition) referencing style is expected.

Rere Āwhio is concerned with research and issues of current topical relevance relating to any field in higher vocational and professional tertiary education, whether focused on New Zealand or an international context. Of particular interest are submissions concerning applied management, information technology, construction, English foundational study and related fields. Submissions regarding transdisciplinary issues are also very welcome, such as bicultural responsiveness in education, sustainability, pedagogical models, classroom practice, and online learning. The journal aims to build a community of practice amongst researchers and students from an array of New Zealand institutions and with wider global networks.  

Submissions must include: an abstract of no more than 300 words, with final article submissions no longer than 4000 words (less for other formats) and contact information on a cover sheet. 

Formats include: articles; essays; publication reviews; book and educational software reviews; project reports; interviews, roundtables and reflective pieces. Other suggested formats will also be considered, and special topics comprising submissions by various contributors may be tendered to the Editors.  

Low resolution images with full captions should be inserted into the text to indicate where they would be preferred, and high-resolution images should be sent separately with copyright permissions attached where relevant.

All final decisions concerning publications of submission will reside with the Editors. All material will be published both in hardcopy and online.


Bruno Balducci

Bing Dai

Lorraine Skelton