Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Association of Tertiary Learning Advisors Aotearoa/New Zealand Journal is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal. 

ATLAANZ is an association of professionals working in academic advisory roles in tertiary institutions in Aotearoa/New Zealand. 

Members of ATLAANZ are staff members (full- and part-time staff) of universities, polytechnics, wanangas, colleges of education, institutes of technology as well as private institutions providing tertiary training. 

The aim of this journal is to facilitate the development of knowledge in the field of learning advising.
The Journal's focus is information and articles that would be of interest to our members and anyone interested in Learning Advising. For example, the development of tertiary students' academic literacy.

This journal includes academic articles, articles about best practice and book reviews. This journal will be published annually and in English. All articles (academic and best practice) will be peer reviewed.  Book reviews will be reviewed by the Chief Editor.



Section Policies

Preface and acknowledgements

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Editor’s introduction

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Best practice

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Book reviews

Book reviews should be 1,000 words or less.

The book review should begin with the APA reference for the book. E.g. author, year, title, publishing
place, publishing company.
In addition, the following information should be given directly under the APA reference: ISBN number, number of pages, price.

Book reviews should include at least:

  • Information about the author (other publications, the field s/he is in)
  • A summary of the author’s main points (What is the book about?)
  • The purpose of the book
  • The intended audience
An analysis of the books strengths and weaknesses

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Peer Review Process

Currently we have 17 reviewers. Each article is reviewed by 2 reviewers.  Reviewers are asked to give constructive feedback and also rate the article.  Articles are rated poor, fair, good or excellent and are either accepted for submission with major or minor changes or not accepted for submission. Reviewers are given one month to undertake a review. This review would generally take 2 - 3 hours (dependent on the article length plus other factors)


Open Access Policy

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.