Call for papers Tu Mau

We are seeking submissions for a Tu Mau issue of Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work to be published in July 2018 in 30(2) . Tu Mau has a particular focus on Pacific social work, and this will be the fourth such issue since 2001 when Tu Mau was initiated. Meaning ‘stand tall’, Tu Mau is an ideal space for Pacific social workers to profile, reflect on, critically discuss and debate Pacific social work and social development research and practice. Contributions by non-Pacific writers on topics related to Pacific social work are also invited for submission.

Full articles should be no longer than 7000 words including references and material in tables.  We will also accept shorter research reports of 3000 words.  Viewpoints of 2000 words which focus on recent events or current topics of relevance to Pacific social work are welcome from practitioners, students and educators.

Articles may be theoretical or empirical or reviews of literature or policy. We may also seek or commission book reviews and short topical pieces offering readers’ critical commentaries on published articles, analyses of policy or practice developments, and reports on research-informed practice innovations.

We recommend that you review the ‘About the Journal’ page for the journal's section policies, as well as the Author Guidelines to be sure you format your article correctly.

Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply log in and begin the five-step process. The guidelines for authors and information about the on-line submission process can be found here:

Submissions of full articles will be anonymously reviewed by at least two reviewers. Reviewers will be asked to offer constructive feedback to authors. The deadline for submission of full papers for this themed issue is  9 March 2018. 


Please contact the Tu Mau editors at and for more information or to discuss a proposal.