MAI Review has now ceased publication.
MAI Review has now ceased publication. These pages are archived here as a record of the journal from 2006-2011. All archived content remains available on this site.
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga now publishes MAI Journal: A New Zealand Journal of Indigenous Scholarship. For more information on this journal, to read new content and to submit your article, please visit www.journal.mai.ac.nz
Haere mai! Tomo mai!
This editorial is addressed to readers of this final issue of MAI Review, which will be rebranded as MAI Journal: A New Zealand Journal of Indigenous Scholarship and published by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga. MAI Journal will publish multidisciplinary peer-reviewed articles around indigenous knowledge and development in the context of Aotearoa New Zealand. Publication of MAI Journal will begin in 2012 with the first papers already in review following the call for papers in early October, 2011.
The name MAI Journal reflects the journal’s origins in the Māori And Indigenous (MAI) Programme established by Professors Graham and Linda Smith to support the cohort of Māori and indigenous students pursuing doctoral studies in the late 1990s. The name MAI has been retained to reflect the journal’s origins in the original MAI Programme and to project a welcome to students and researchers who are interested in Māori and indigenous research and development in the context of Aotearoa New Zealand. Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga took over support for the MAI Programme when the Centre was established in 2002. The first issue of MAI Review was published through the Centre’s Capability Building Programme in 2006 and edited by Emeritus Professor Les Williams until his departure from the Centre in July 2011. We gratefully acknowledge Les’s contribution and commitment both to MAI Review and to Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga from 2002-2011. All MAI Review content remains freely available at www.review.mai.ac.nz.
The rebranding as MAI Journal reflects developments in the vision and mission of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, the landscape of indigenous research in Aotearoa New Zealand, and builds on the legacy of MAI Review. The rebranding also reflects the ongoing emphasis on publication of excellent Māori and indigenous research and development in the context of Aotearoa New Zealand. To support the work of publishing excellent research, MAI Journal will be peer reviewed to international standards by reviewers both in Aotearoa New Zealand and internationally. To oversee the work of the journal, an outstanding group of scholars from around the country have agreed to serve on the Editorial Board of MAI Journal. We are also proud to be associated with the Māori Association of Social Science (MASS) and to have three MASS representatives sit on the Editorial Board.
We are now pleased to invite researchers, academics recent doctoral graduates and post-graduate students to submit articles to the new MAI Journal. Reflecting the origins of the journal in the earlier MAI and Capability Building programmes, we particularly wish to invite post-graduate students and recent doctoral graduates to submit their research articles to MAI Journal. We suggest students and recent graduates discuss preparation and submission of articles with their research supervisors to ensure the experience is both successful and rewarding. The inaugural issue is planned for April 2012, and although the journal accepts submissions all year round, the deadline for consideration for the first issue is 31 December 2011. In conclusion, we extend our best wishes to our readers and their families over the Christmas, new year, and summer holidays.