• January 17, 2020

Archifacts : Call for contributions

Kia ora koutou and ngā mihi o te tau hou Pākehā!

Do you have an archives or recordkeeping project, recent acquisition, question, case study, or research project you’d like to share with your Aotearoa New Zealand colleagues? Perhaps you have records or archival learnings from the last decade, or concerns for the next?

Archifacts the journal of Te Huinga Mahara Archives & Records Association of New Zealand is now taking submissions for our next issue. 

Editors are standing by and want to hear from you! Deadline for the next issue is March 27, 2020. 

Please send through expressions of interest, ideas, or full papers for consideration to editor@aranz.org.nz


While word length is entirely up to the contributor, as a guide:

Articles - generally, in the 1500 - 6000-word range

Book reviews - 350 - 500 

Section article - 200 - 500  

See below for our updated style guidelines. 


Archifacts publishes a variety content of interest to the archival and GLAM community of Aotearoa, from reports and news articles, to research and theoretical explorations. To discuss a possible contribution, please get in touch at editor@aranz.org.nz.   

ARANZ members, you can expect the 2019 issue to arrive shortly. 

Deadline for the next issue is March 27, 2020. Please share among your networks. 

Ngā mihi,

Katrina Tamaira

(on behalf of the Archifacts editorial rōpū)


Style guidelines 

  • Archifacts is printed using endnotes, rather than footnotes. All endnotes should be generated from within the text, using the "insert/footnote-endnote" option. This automatically generates a numbering sequence. 
  • As a rule, Archifacts follows the Chicago Manual documentary-note style for footnotes and endnotes. This is sometimes referred to as the humanities style. 
  • Details of the Chicago Documentation Style can be found in the Chicago Manual of Style. Various abbreviated versions of the documentation style can be located on the web. An easy to follow example is the Victoria University Library resources web site - https://libguides.victoria.ac.nz/referencing-citing/styles  
  • All Papers must be completed as justified word documents, in Times New Roman, 12 point, with one-and-a-half spacing.  
  • Photographs and digital images are welcome. Placement must be clearly indicated within the text. All images should be attached separately as JPEG files. 
  • Any images and quotations used in the text are to be cited in the endnotes with full references. 
  • Macrons, for Māori (New Zealand and Cook Island) words, should be used where appropriate. Contributors should apply the use of macrons consistently throughout their submitted work.Guidance for the use of Te Reo Māori can sourced from Te Taura Whirihttps://tetaurawhiri.govt.nz/en/learn/orthographics/ 
  • Glottal stops, and other phonetic notations, should be used where appropriate. For example; Hawai’i, ʻO tagata . Contributors should apply the use of phonetic notations consistently throughout their submitted work