Otago Polytechnic

We are calling for papers for Scope: Contemporary Research Topics (Health & Wellbeing) 4 on the theme Rural.

This issue will provide the opportunity for authors from different disciplines to consider, discuss and debate how the ‘rural’ is understood in relation to health and wellbeing. Papers presented will showcase work drawn from the areas of nursing, medicine, occupational health, sociology, sport, counselling, geography, education, and narrative with a focus on research and community projects which attempt to (re)build and (re)foster the dialogue and engagement of health, wellbeing in the ‘rural’.  

Submissions should be sent in hardcopy and electronic format by 31 July 2019 for review and potential inclusion in the annual issue to Associate Professor Jean Ross (Editor) at Otago Polytechnic/Te Kura Matatini Ki Otago, Private Bag 1910, Dunedin, New Zealand. Submissions should engage with contemporary health practices in ways which may contribute to critical debate and new understandings. High standards of writing, proofreading and adherence to consistency through the APA 6th edition referencing style are expected.

Formats include: editorials; articles; perspectives; essays; imagery and conference reports; reports on and reviews of projects, residencies and publications. Other suggested formats will also be considered; and special topics comprising submissions by various contributors may be tendered to the editor/s. All material will be published both in hardcopy and online. A short biography of no more than 50 words; title; details concerning institutional position and affiliation; contact information (email & telephone number) provided on a cover sheet. Low resolution images with full captions should be inserted into texts to indicate where they would be preferred; while high resolution images should be sent separately.


Published on 6 May 2019

Orderdate: 6 May 2019
Expiry: 1 Aug 2019