Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Junctures: The Journal for Thematic Dialogue is a multidisciplinary academic journal founded by Otago Polytechnic Te Kura Matatini ki Otago in 2003 as a forum for trans-disciplinary discussion, analysis, and critique.

Junctures encourages discussion across boundaries, whether these are disciplinary, geographic, cultural, social or economic. Junctures embraces the long established fields of the humanities, arts, science, law, medicine and philosophy, as well as engaging with the challenges of more recent disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields. Each issue of Junctures is organised as a site of encounter around a theme. This allows us to highlight the resonances and disturbances of dialogue. With New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region as a backdrop, but not its only stage, Junctures seeks to address the matters which concern us all as we negotiate the contemporary environment.


Section Policies


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Author Biographies

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Peer Review Process

Junctures is fully blind peer reviewed and catalogued on the Scopus, EBSCO Academic Search, and Cengage: Academic OneFile, Expanded Academic, Clarivate Analytics: Art & Humanities and Web of Science Core Collection.

Submissions are only accepted for one theme at a time (see announcement on home page for the current theme).

All submissions undergo a preliminary review by the editors and are sent to at least two discpline-specific peer reviewers drawn from the Editorial Board and associated advisors.


Publication Frequency

From 2003-2008 Junctures published a specially themed issue twice a year, in July and December. From 2009 the journal became an annual publication, published in December.


Open Access Policy

Junctures is released as a limited edition hard copy journal as well as an open access online journal.

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...