From 2023 the format of publications associated with the annual conference is changing through a new relationship with the New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research (NZJAR), with 12-15 publications that are accepted through their peer review process published within a special issue of NZJAR.  There will still be an opportunity to publish short communications directly through NZSAP.  Both publication formats will be presented orally at the conference.

Note that NZJAR is a subscription-based journal offering a hybrid open access option. There is no publication fee that authors need to pay if you choose to publish under the subscription-based model. Author Accepted Manuscript [AAM] can be posted on your personal website immediately upon publication or made available through institutional repositories or scholarly collaboration networks such as Research Gate after an embargo period of 12 months. On the other hand, commencing in 2023, university-affiliated authors across Australia and NZ may be eligible to publish Open Access free of charge in NZJAR under the new Read and Publish Agreement between Taylor & Francis and Council of Australian University Librarians. This Open Access agreement saves authors of participating institutions the full Article Processing Charge of US$3,175, and allows your articles to be published open access and freely accessible to the public.

All  NZSAP-published short communications will be open-access and free from the time of publishing on the NZSAP website.

Selection of the 12-15 papers to be submitted to NZJAR will be made by the NZSAP committee based on the abstracts submitted below, but final acceptance for NZJAR publication will be at the discretion of the NZJAR editorial board based on feed back from their peer review process and adherence to their guidelines for papers. Details of the requirements for their journal can be found here. Whilst NZJAR does provide the option of full-length or short communication papers, abstracts relating to full-length papers will be given priority consideration for the NZJAR special issue by the committee, but may on request be considered for normal publication within NZJAR. 

Abstracts will be selected on the basis of relevance and scientific merit. Judgement can only be made from what is presented in the abstract. Where appropriate, conclusions must be accompanied by data and appropriate statistical evaluation. Acceptance of an abstract by the management committee invokes a binding commitment upon the author and the institute where the work was undertaken to provide a written manuscript for publication in either the special issue of NZJAR or the society's short communications publication and give an oral presentation at the annual conference.

Young members will be considered from both the NZJAR special issue and the short communication publications, the length of the article will not negatively impact the members submission or chances for the award.

Regarding Copyright: For papers accepted into the special issue of NZJAR different copyright conditions are available.  For Short Communications directly published by NZSAP contributing authors will retain copyright of material submitted to NZSAP. A manuscript submission form is to be submitted with the manuscript (not with this submission abstract).