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Archifacts Journal

Archifacts is the journal of the association and is published twice-yearly and is distributed free to members. Correspondence regarding the journal should be sent to the Archifacts Editor.

Intending contributors should refer to the style sheet or discuss with the Editor. Articles and reviews should be submitted in both electronic and paper copy.

Notes for Contributors

Statement on Content

The editorial board of Archifacts welcomes contributions on archive, recordkeeping, and related preservation issues. Contributions can be of both a New Zealand and international nature.  

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

  • Articles - 1500 - 6000-word range. 

  • Book reviews - 350 - 500 

  • Section article - 200 - 500  

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 - 

  • 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 Whiri:

  • 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.  

Further information

Archifacts is published annually. Intending contributors should forward work, for consideration by the editorial board, following an advertised call for papers, or by arrangement with the editor. 

For further information, or clarification on any of the above points, please contact the Editor