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- Check the roles of authors has been stated.
Research papers report on recently gathered or analysed data from surveys, interviews, or experiments or that propose a new theory or model, supported by analysis and arguments. Indicative maximum length of 6,000 words plus references.
Review papers provide a comprehensive or updated review of academic and reliable grey literature on a specific topic of interest to practitioners/professionals, or that give a new interpretation of that topic. Indicative maximum length of 6,000 words plus references.
Graduate communications are short articles arising from the research of graduate or postgraduate health and safety students that provide an insight into a practice-related topic. Indicative length of 1,500 words for early work but a 6,000 words maximum plus references for substantial work.
Case studies of incidents provide a description or analysis of one event, or a small number of similar events, to give deeper understanding of causal factors and consequences. Indicative maximum length of 6,000 words plus references.
Conference Special Editions
Conference special editions carry abstracts or edited papers presented at conferences organised by HASANZ constituent members (https://www.hasanz.org.nz/about-us/our-members/). Indicative maximum length of 6,000 words plus references.
Letters to the Editor
Letters to the editor raise issues for debate in health and safety practice in New Zealand and elsewhere. Indicative maximum length of 1,000 words plus references.
Book reviews provide informed comment on recently published books, reports or monographs that are available for purchase or to download; reviews may be by invitation or offered by a reviewer. Indicative maximum length of 1,500 words plus references.
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