Types of articles


In addition to standard articles, MAI Review encourages the use of target articles to stimulate thought and discussion on a specific topic to do with building capability and capacity. These target articles may be an original paper which has not been published elsewhere; but they may also be invited papers that have already been published. Any re-publication is subject to receiving formal permission from the author and the publisher.

Standard and target articles should normally be no longer than 6000 words, including Title, Abstract, Main Text, Tables and References.

Open Peer Commentaries (Invited)

Each target article will be co-published with at least one open peer commentary. The purpose is to provide a constructive interaction between author, commentators and readers on a topic judged to be of broad significance to capability and capacity building. Invited Peer Commentators should offer substantive interpretation and criticism, and provide elaboration along with any supplementary or complementary material. Commentaries and articles should be free of hyperbole and remarks ad hominem

Open Peer commentaries should be limited to 1500 words, which is to include all text, figures and tables.

Short papers

Contributors are also encouraged to submit short articles to present new and stimulating ideas and directions of enquiry. Essay-type papers are appropriate. Short papers should be limited to 3000 words, which is to include all text, figures and tables.

Short papers should be limited to 3000 words, which is to include all text, figures and tables.

Research notes

This category of article is appropriate for reporting and discussing ongoing or planned projects, with particular attention to matters relating to data, designs, methodology and other aspects of the research process that can be shared with readers and have potential for further discussion through MAI Korero. Research notes should be limited to 3000 words, which is to include all text, figures and tables

Research notes should be limited to 3000 words, which is to include all text, figures and tables

Te Kokonga articles

The Te Kokonga section provides for workshop-type articles. In the course of research activity, a wide range of technical and practical matters require close attention and often a high level of skill. We all learn from our colleagues, from our mentors, skilled teachers, peers and supporters. Contributions on technical and practical matters are welcomed for the workshop corner Te Kokonga.
Te Kokonga articles should normally be no more than 3000 words in length; this includes all text, figures and tables.


As readers know, academic writing is a rigorous process that reflects the research inquiry method.but it is also creative. Producing meaningful work in the arts is definitely creative.but it is also rigorous. In short, artistic expression leads to another way of knowing that helps us understand phenomena. A particular theme in the research agenda of this journal is the “frontiers of knowledge”. We invite poets to submit work that fits this context—that is to explore and seek to discover new ways of extending the national and international boundaries of understanding and enlightenment with respect to Māori and Indigenous realities. The poetry may be in any indigenous language, provided that it is accompanied by an English translation or a suitable explanation.

Poem submissions from each poet are limited to 4 pages of poem text (including one or more than one poem), plus one page including notes on the Poet (approx. 200 words) and notes on the Poems (approx. 200 words).  Poems should be collated into one document, see previous submissions for guidance, and submitted through the online portal as standard. They are evaluated through a peer-review process exactly like any other submission.

MAI Kōrero for additional dialogue

Readers are encouraged to comment or to raise any other items of interest online by posting less formal comments on MAI Kōrero which is on a companion website in the network called MAI Te Kupenga. All submitted material will be screened within 2 working days, and if judged suitable will be posted immediately.o visit, click MAI Kōrero

Feedback and suggestions

For any contributions relating to the organisation of the journal and its processes please e-mail the editor If you wish to have it treated as a submission for publication please state so and submit it in the standard format.

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