Submissions to this symposium are now closed.

Otago Polytechnic encourages presenters to publish their work in our 2019 SCOPE: Kaupapa Kāi Tahu publication, which will also focus on the same theme.


SCOPE submissions

Please send any submissions for the peer-reviewed full paper and potential inclusion in the 2019 SCOPE: Kaupapa Kāi Tahu publication to (Tumuaki: Rakahau Māori | Director: Māori Research) by Friday 1 February 2019.

Formats can include 1000–4000-word articles written in the first or third person, however other formats will also be considered. These could include editorials, articles, essays, logs and travel reports, book and educational software reviews, residencies, publications, interviews and round-tables, and reflective pieces.


General guidelines

  • Please send a digital Word document to by:
    • Friday 1 February 2019 (full publication)
  • Cover sheet (a separate cover page) to include:
    • name of author(s)
    • contact email
    • contact telephone number
    • postal address
    • word count
    • number of images included in text.
  • Include a short author’s biography of no more than 50 words of each author with your submission, briefly outlining their professional background and experience.

The 2019 SCOPE: Kaupapa Kāi Tahu issue will focus on the theme of Mauri Ora: Human Flourishing. 


Detailed submission guidelines


  • Submit only Word document files, Arial 11, which are clearly named, e.g. smith.doc.
  • Word limit:
    • Feature articles and essays: 2500–4000 words
    • Logs and travel reports, residencies, publications, interviews and round-tables, and reflective pieces: 1500–2000 words
    • Book and educational software reviews: 200–700 words
  • Single line-spacing between paragraphs, with no hard returns between lines of text in a paragraph, between full stop and first word of next sentence.
  • Please do not apply indentations, tabulations or any such formatting to text.
  • Captions for images should be numbered, should be complete, and should adhere to a sequence of information. See examples at  
  • Referencing should be in the form of endnotes with superscripted Arabic numerals in-text and following the Chicago Style Manual.
  • As no extra reference list is required, please include all bibliographical details in the endnotes.
  • Include low-resolution images (maximum 72dpi) embedded in your word document, where you would ideally prefer to have them placed, and supply full captions underneath them.
  • Please remove all identifiers such as authors’ names and identifying meta-data (such as “file created by.....” data). This is to facilitate blind reviewing of the submission.
  • All abbreviations must be spelled out upon first mention, in both the summary and main text, followed by the abbreviated form in parentheses. Thereafter, you may use the abbreviated form.
  • All funding sources should be credited in the Acknowledgments section. In addition, people who contributed to the work but who do not fit the criteria for authors should be listed along with their contributions.


  • Format: Images must be supplied as jpeg (minimum size 2MB) or TIFF or eps format.
  • Colour: Greyscale or CMYK
  • Quality: 300dpi - maximum image print area is 140mm-wide x 190mm-deep.
  • Orientation: Ensure your image is orientated correctly.
  • Labelling: Label all image files with your name, and number the images in the order they appear in your text and caption document, e.g. “smith.1.tif”, “smith.2.tif”.