About the Journal

Te Kaharoa is an open access and peer reviewed online journal, dedicated to promoting the work of Māori and Indigenous researchers, scholars and artists. Hosted by Te Ara Poutama at Auckland University of Technology, Te Kaharoa publishes writings in Te Reo Māori and English. We welcome original content from researchers, artists, and creative writers of Indigenous communities from across the world. The journal includes, but is not limited to, articles, reflections, commentaries, creative works, film and book reviews, and digital and sound recordings.

Publication Schedule

Te Kaharoa publishes one standard issue per year on a rolling basis, which means that submissions are published throughout the academic year as they come in and go through the process of being reviewed, revised, accepted and edited. On occasion Te Kaharoa may also publish supplementary themed special issues. Calls for papers for special issues are made in the announcements section.

Peer Review

Research articles are double-blind peer reviewed by two reviewers with expertise in the field or topic. Reflections, commentaries, creative works, and film and book/film reviews are generally editor reviewed. Digital and sound recordings are not reviewed.


Plagiarism is unethical and not allowed. Defined as using another person’s written work and portraying their work as one’s own original work, any submissions with plagiarised content will be declined.

Copyright and Open Access Policy

Te Kaharoa does not charge any fees or author processing charges for submission, publication, or access to articles. Te Kaharoa provides open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available supports the exchange of Indigenous-oriented knowledge. Authors retain full copyright over their articles. Authors also retain the right to reuse, distribute, and republish their work after it has been published in Te Kaharoa. Items are made available using a Creative Commons (CC-BY-NC 4.0)  worldwide shareable licence. All items are preserved online through the CLOCKSS digital archive for scholarly content.