Submission Guidelines

Submission Guidelines

Resource Management Journal

The Resource Management Journal is published 3 times a year: April, August and November.

All article submissions should gererally be no longer than 2000 words (this is at the Editor’s discretion).

If you are interested in seeing your work published in the RMJ, please send a short synopsis to Karol Helmink, RMLA Executive Officer (, for review and approval by the RMLA Editorial Committee.

Synopsis deadlines, copy deadlines and publication dates are as follows:

April issue:

  • Submission of synopsis – January 15
  • Copy deadline – March 1
  • Publication – April

August issue:

  • Submission of synopsis – May 15
  • Copy deadline – July 1
  • Publication – August

November issue:

  • Submission of synopsis – August 15
  • Copy deadline – October 1
  • Publication – November

Articles should be written in accordance with the New Zealand Law Style Guide  (2nd ed) by Geoff McLay, Christopher Murray and Jonathan Orpin, the Law Foundation New Zealand.

Note: All references are to be included in the body of the text. Footnotes, endnotes and bibliographies are discouraged.

Acceptance of written work in the Resource Management Journal does not in any way indicate an adoption by RMLA of the opinions expressed by the authors. Authors remain responsible for their opinions, and any defamatory or litigious material and the Editor accepts no responsibility for such material.

All enquiries to Karol Helmink, Executive Officer, tel: 027 272 3960, email:

Resource Management Theory & Practice

Resource Management Theory & Practice is published annually at the beginning of each year.

Articles should be within 4000 – 8000 words in length, inclusive of footnotes.

The copy deadline for the each edition is September 01.

Articles and other contributions submitted for consideration for publication in the Resource Management Theory & Practice should be emailed to Karol Helmink, RMLA Executive Officer:

For legal style and citation, contributors should follow the New Zealand Law Style Guide 2nd edition. It is the contributor’s responsibility to ensure that all references and citations are correct.

The Resource Management Theory & Practice will not consider contributions which have been submitted or accepted elsewhere for publication.


To trigger a debate or contribute to an on-going discussion in RMLA’s Obiter, please send your paper to Karol Helmink, RMLA Executive Officer –

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