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Contributions are sought for Scope: Contemporary Research Topics (Health & Wellbeing) 6, “Islands” (November 2021).

The sixth issue will provide the opportunity for authors to consider, discuss and debate how islands are understood in relation to health and wellbeing. The theme islands can be considered as: a land carrying capacity; surrounded by water; positioned within a certain time and space; connected/disconnected; isolated; having similarities/differences/challenges; a place to relax; to travel to/from and a community. The sixth edition will publish in conjunction with Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Midwifery and Sport Exercise and Health, which attempt to (re)build and (re)foster dialogue.

Submissions for Scope (Health & Wellbeing) 6, “Islands” are invited from researchers, educators, industry, writers, theorists and historians. Submissions should be sent in electronic format by 31 July 2021 for review and potential inclusion in the annual issue to Associate Professor Jean Ross (Editor-in-chief) at Otago Polytechnic | Te Kura Matatini Ki Otago, Private Bag 1910, Dunedin, New Zealand at  

Please consult the information for contributors or online issues for examples. Peer review forms will be sent to all submitters in due course, with details concerning the possible reworking of documents where relevant. All submitters will be allowed up to two subsequent resubmissions of documents for peer approval. All final decisions concerning publication of submissions will reside with the Editor and Editorial Team. Opinions published are those of the authors and not necessarily subscribed to by the Editors or Otago Polytechnic. 

For further questions about submissions please contact the Editor-in-chief at

Published on 26 Feb 2021

Orderdate: 26 Feb 2021
Expiry: 26 Feb 2023