Call for Papers: Junctures Issue 24 (2024) "network"


Junctures invites article submissions on matters relating to the concept of ‘network,’ which speaks to connections between phenomena variously proximate and distant, human and non-human, and across disciplines. The network might be considered in such terms as ‘assemblage,’ ‘constellation,’ and ‘ecology,’ and as a space of ontology, or a ceaseless production rather than representation of knowledge. It invokes ‘actor-network theory,’ post-humanism and the turn away from anthropocentric thinking, highlighting the extent to which human beings are not autonomous or alone in possessing agency, but immersed in fields of agentic forces. Recognition of such entanglement inevitably entails questioning judgements based on Western rationalist binaries, and this comes to the fore in responses to the rapid normalisation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) across many social domains, raising questions of agency, authenticity and authorship.

Published Issue 23 (2023) "inter-"


In an increasingly polarised world, what is to be gained by looking anew at the spaces in-between entrenched oppositions? What alternatives can be imagined through an exploration of the spaces in-between constructs, whether disciplinary, philosophical, critical, artistic, social, political, cultural, or otherwise? What implicitly democratising and enabling impulses are at play in the fluid spaces between fixed meanings or suppositions?

Possible topics for discussion include – but are by no means limited to – the following:  Interdisciplinarity, Internationalism, Interculturalism, Intermediality, Internet and technology, and Intersectionality. Please see full Call for Papers for full details.

Published 10 November 2023

Published Issue 22 (2021-2022) "multi-"


As the world around us becomes increasingly complex and as the tensions between technological advancement and environmental degradation increase, it is clear that solutions for a sustainable future are only going to be found through collaborative approaches that are open to paradigms and knowledge systems that are other than those that have sustained the status quo. This issue of Junctures invites contributions that reflect on how the notion of ‘multi-’ can prompt the ability to perceive the world in new ways, to reveal new truths that are hidden in plain sight, to make connections between seemingly unrelated phenomena, and to generate solutions.

Published 10 November 2023

Published: Issue 21 (2020) Water


Junctures: The Journal of Thematic Dialogue invites submissions on the theme “water.” Water is more than a precious commodity that requires careful management to maintain its quality, quantity and accessibility. We are all charged with its preservation and protection for the benefit and survival of ourselves and all living beings we share this planet with. The world’s freshwater resources are increasingly the subject of conflict between parties with vested interests and those advocating for biodiversity and protection of shrinking habitats.

Published: Issue 20 (2019) - Indigenisation


Junctures: The Journal of Thematic Dialogue invites submissions from authors on the theme of Indigenisation, whether from the hard sciences, humanities, visual, sonic and performing arts, social sciences, law, education or medicine.

Kia Tu Ki te Tahi. 

When we stand, we stand as one.

Welcome to Junctures


Junctures is a multi-disciplinary academic journal which provides a forum for trans-disciplinary discussion, analysis and critique.  Junctures aims to engage discussion across boundaries, whether these are disciplinary, geographic, cultural, social or economic. Each issue of Junctures is organised as a site of encounter around a one word theme. This allows us to highlight the resonances and disturbances of dialogue. With New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region as a backdrop, but not its only stage, Junctures seeks to address the matters which concern us all as we negotiate the contemporary environment.

Junctures is fully double-blind peer reviewed by an international team of editorial advisors; and currently catalogued on the Ulrichs Periodicals directory, Thomson Reuters, and in the EBSCO databases; Academic OneFile, Literature Resource Center and Expanded Academic.