About MAI Journal

MAI Journal is an open access journal that publishes multidisciplinary peer-reviewed articles that critically analyse and address indigenous and Pacific issues in the context of Aotearoa New Zealand. MAI Journal publishes two issues per year, the first in May and the second in December. MAI Journal is only published online. We aim to publish scholarly articles that substantively engage with intellectual indigenous scholarship.

Publication: open access online only
ISSN: 2230-6862
Frequency: 2 issues per year
Editors: Melinda Webber & Ocean Mercier
Contact: editors@journal.mai.ac.nz

 

MAI Journal 2017: Volume 6 Issue 2

Sunday, October 1, 2017 to Sunday, December 31, 2017

MAI Journal 2017: Volume 6 Issue 1

Monday, May 8, 2017

This general issue of MAI Journal, Volume 6, Issue, 1 (2017) contains articles looking at a broad range of Māori issues in Aotearoa New Zealand. 

MAI Journal 2016: Volume 5 Issue 2

Monday, August 8, 2016

This general issue of MAI Journal, Volume 5, Issue, 2 (2016) contains articles looking at Māori issues in Aotearoa New Zealand.

MAI Journal 2016: Volume 5 Issue 1

Thursday, June 9, 2016

This general issue of MAI Journal, Volume 5, Issue 1 (2016) contains six articles on themes including ethnic-specific equity programmes in New Zealand universities, Māori values in the workplace, mental health support for Māori following the Christchurch earthquakes, digital media with Māori-language interfaces, representations of Māori and smoking in media, and discourses around mahinga kai, Māori food-gathering sites and practices.

MAI Journal 2015: Volume 4 Issue 2

Monday, November 30, 2015

This general issue of MAI Journal, Volume 4, Issue 2 (2015) contains six articles and one book review which engage with various themes including pōwhiri and ethnic performativity, indigeneity and external citizenship rights, diabetes prevention, early childhood education, Māori adolescent identity formation and Māori models of health and well-being.

News & Events

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

I tēnei tau 2017 kua tukua mai e Ngā Pae o Te Māramatanga, he taumata o MAI Pitopito Kōrero (Journal) kia whakaaratia mai e ngā kaituhi reo a tātau pukenga rangahau tuhituhi ki roto i tō tātau reo rangatira.  He taumata hohonu, ātaahua tēnei te kounga o te reo-rangahau haepapa matatau.  Ko te kōmata taketake mo āu nei kaupapa reo-rangahau kia tuhia mai ki roto i te reo.  Ō whakaaro, tikanga, tūmanako, nawe, hītōria, kōrero tuku iho, kaupapa rangahau mātauranga taketake, mātauranga hou rānei.

Friday, June 2, 2017

MAI Journal is currently calling for papers to contribute to a special issue on Whai Rawa: Research for Maori Economies. Whai Rawa refers to the diverse modes of Maori economies in both contemporary and historical contexts. This special issue will contribute to and enrich the burgeoning body of research and literature regarding Maori economies with the view to enhance the economic performance of Maori communities while maintaining consistency with matauranga and tikanga Maori. 

Monday, September 4, 2017

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) announces the appointment of two new editors of MAI Journal: A New Zealand Journal of Indigenous Scholarship.

NPM Co-Directors are thrilled to have appointed two outstanding researchers Associate Professor Melinda Webber and Dr Ocean Mercier as new Joint Editors of MAI Journal and thank the outgoing editors for their critical leadership in building the journal into the renown and highly esteemed journal that it is today.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

MAI Journal has extended its call for papers for the second issue of Volume 5 until Monday 18th July 2016. This is a general issue that will be published in November 2016. Please visit the author information page for our author guidelines and our online submission portal. We recommend early submission.

Monday, June 13, 2016

The first issue of MAI Journal for 2016 - Volume 5, Issue 1 - is now available online. This is a general issue which contains six articles that cover themes including ethnic-specific equity programmes in New Zealand universities, Māori values in the workplace, mental health support for Māori following the Christchurch earthquakes, digital media with Māori-language interfaces, representations of Māori and smoking in media, and discourses around mahinga kai, Māori food-gathering sites and practices.

Monday, February 22, 2016

MAI Journal is now calling for papers to be considered for the second issue of Volume 5 (November 2016). We welcome submissions all year round, however, for consideration for this issue, articles should reach us no later than Monday 25th April 2016. Please visit the author information page for our author guidelines and our online submission portal. We recommend early submission.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

MAI Journal is now calling for papers to be considered for the first issue of Volume 5 (2016). We welcome submissions all year round, however, for consideration for this issue, articles should reach us no later than the 18th of January 2016. Please visit the author information page for our author guidelines and our online submission portal. We recommend early submission. 

Thursday, December 3, 2015

The second issue of MAI Journal for 2015 - Volume 4, Issue 2 - is now available online. This is a general issue which contains six articles and one book review that engage with various themes including pōwhiri and ethnic performativity, indigeneity and external citizenship rights, diabetes prevention, early childhood education, Māori adolescent identity formation and Māori models of health and well-being.

Friday, May 29, 2015

MAI Journal is now calling for papers to be considered for our second general issue of Volume 4 (2015). We welcome submissions all year round, however, for consideration for this issue, articles should reach us no later than the 17th of August 2015. We recommend early submission.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The first issue of MAI Journal for 2015 - Volume 4, Issue 1 - is now available online. This is a general issue which consists of six articles and two book reviews, covering a range of themes including Māori identity formation, Māori fire use and management practices, Māori food security and sovereignty, indigenous peoples’ experiences of entering tertiary education, as well as indigenous research methodologies.