The New Zealand Antarctic Society Inc. was formed in 1933. A Membership to the Society entitles members to Antarctic, the Journal of the New Zealand Antarctic Society.

The Antarctic is a full colour, magazine-style, quarterly publication. It is unique in Antarctic literature as it is the only periodical which provides regular and up to date news of the activities of all nations, non-governmental organisations and private expeditions at work in Antarctica and Southern Ocean.

For the above publications the deadline for final submission of articles, photos, letters to the editor and misc information is as follows:

  • No. 1 - May 1
  • No. 2 - July 1
  • No. 3 - September 1
  • No. 4 - November 1
  • The Editor welcomes articles from Society members and non-members alike but reserves the right to refuse to publish an article for any reason whatsoever. Note that all articles will be submitted for editorial review before publishing.

    Advice to Contributors to the publication Antarctic

    The New Zealand Antarctic Society Inc. was formed in 1933. A Membership to the Society entitles members to Antarctic, the publication of the New Zealand Antarctic Society.

    Antarctic is a full colour, magazine-style, quarterly publication. It contains articles relating to the activities of all the nations working in the Antarctic, the Southern Ocean and Sub-Antarctic islands. Articles relate to Antarctic functions and events, scientific investigations, environmental protection, Antarctic Treaty related matters, arts and youth programmes, historic site preservation, obituaries, private expeditions, governmental activities affecting the region, poetry and book reviews and the history of exploration and explorers.

    The Editor of Antarctic welcomes articles from any person on any subject of related to the Antarctic, the Southern Ocean or Sub-Antarctic regions. Articles may be submitted to the Editor at any time using the contact details below. The Editor reserves the right to decline to publish an article for any reason whatsoever. Note that all articles will be submitted for editorial review before publishing.

    Guidelines for authors

    Writing notes
    1. Articles should be typed in Ariel 11 point font using Microsoft Word and emailed to the Editor.
    2. Each article should have a short paragraph at the start which acts as a leader to the article.
    3. New Zealand spellings should be used except in proper names.
    4. The Editor must be advised ahead of time if an author is intending to submit an article over 1500 words in length as these may need to be published over two issues of the magazine.
    5. Only original pieces of work can be accepted. Submission implies that an identical article has not been published elsewhere.

    Article size
  • A one-page short article requires 400 words plus 1 full width image
  • A two-page/double spread article requires 700 words plus 2 to 3 images
  • A longer feature article requires 900 to 1100 words plus 3 to 4 images
  • Articles between 1100 and 2000 words plus 5 to 6 images may be published over two publication issues
  • Book reviews should be no more than 400 words plus a high resolution scan of the cover. Book reviews should include the ISBN/ISSN, publisher and recommended retail price.

  • Images
    Images to accompany all articles are welcomed.
    1. Images should be high resolution (at least 300 dpi) in jpg or tiff format and should be accompanied by a caption and credit for each image.
    2. Authors should ensure that they have permission to use images that are not their own. Authors must supply written permission from the copyright holders to use any images that are submitted.
    3. Images for consideration for the front and back covers must be portrait (upright) in orientation and must be very high resolution. They should be accompanied by a caption and photographer credit.

    Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the Editor.

    I look forward to receiving your articles for Antarctic.

    Natalie Cadenhead
    Editor Antarctic
    editor@antarctic.org.nz

    The Editor
    New Zealand Antarctic Society
    PO Box 404
    Christchurch
    New Zealand.